Everyone lives by selling something.
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself.
Internalize the Golden Rule of sales that says: All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.
Think of yourself as a resource to your clients;an advisor,counselor,mentor and friend.
Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.
Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Stop selling. Start helping.
You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything.
Writers are always selling somebody out.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
If you don't believe in what you're selling, neither will your prospect.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
We can sell our time, but we can't buy it back.
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
I really believe in my work and in no way think I'm taking advantage of anyone. I feel generous when selling my art.
I felt landscapes would sell more readily, and not being equipped psychologically to be a teacher or commercial artist, that was important.
I buy based on emotion, because I am fascinated with an object that I simply cannot live without. Although I often end up acquiring two or three works by an artist who particularly interests me, it's more for fear that a single one might get too lonely.
Frightening for many artists is promoting themselves. They feel it is... artificial and not what we want to be known for. Yet if we start thinking about what we do as important and important to offer to people, not to sell... it allows us to shift the way we think about promoting ourselves.
Spend at least 20-30% of your time marketing. You have to pay for this either way. Either you pay a gallery to do this for you , or you put your time and effort into it. Unless people see the great art you're making, they'll never buy it.
For a long time, I kept working at part-time jobs... my goal was to build up enough savings so I wouldn't be kicked out on the streets if I didn't sell enough paintings.
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