Category Archives: self promotion

Friday Hangouts – 3 Marketing Tips That Will Get You More Clients

friday hangout, carlos castellanos, Bob OstromThe biggest mistake most independent artists make is to neglect or ignore their marketing all together. Nothing will sink you business faster. In today’s episode Carlos and I discuss the importance of marketing and offer a few tips to help you get more clients. As always we love to hear from you guys and how you are successfully running your businesses. If you have marketing tips you’d like to share or have a question about today’s episode please leave a comment below. Thanks for joining us.


How To Fund Your Next Art Project With Kickstarter. Interview – Antrese Wood

How To Fund Your Next Art Project With Kickstarter. Carlos and I get together with plein air painter Antrese Wood to talk about her recent successful Kickstarter campaign. In this interview Antrese discusses how she used to Kickstarter to quit her job and pursue her dream.  It’s not easy to quit a comfortable job like…Continue Reading

How To Sell Your Art Through Social Media-Interview with Artist Natasha Wescoat

What I love most about working on DrawnBySuccess is doing artist interviews. I love connecting with and learning from like minded artists who are committed to defining their own success and willing to do the work necessary to achieve their goals. It’s with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to post this Hangout with artist Natasha…Continue Reading

Interview with humor Illustrator Fian Arroyo

In this Hangout episode Bob Ostrom and I interview our old friend, humor illustrator Fian Arroyo. Fian is an award winning illustrator who has been freelancing for over 26 years, and I’ve known and worked with Fian for just as long. He and I actually started out our careers around the same time in the…Continue Reading

Friday Hangouts – Q and A Week

Hey Readers, I have to say that these Friday Hangouts are quickly becoming one of my favorite parts of my week. I’ve really enjoyed hearing from you all and want to also thank you for the supportive comments you’ve sent our way. Having the opportunity to hangout with Carlos on Friday afternoons has had a…Continue Reading

5 Ways To Attract More High Paying Clients

Hey Friday Hangout Friends, This week Carlos and I get down to business and give you guys five action steps you can take to find better clients and higher paying work. We had a tough time narrowing it down to just five so we tried to pick a couple of obvious ones and a couple…Continue Reading

‘Tundra’ Cartoonist Chad Carpenter Reveals All

This is my first post in 2013 and since the holidays. In this interview I speak with Chad Carpenter, creator of the ever popular and very funny ‘Tundra’ comic strip, and his marketing director Bill Kellogg. ‘Tundra’ is the most successful and widely distributed self-syndicated strip in the country with over 500 newspaper clients. And to me,…Continue Reading