Are you an artist generating consistent part-time income trying to figure out how to make the full time leap?
 
OR
 
Are you an artist with a successful offline business and you want to sell more art online? 
 
OR
 
Are you an artist with a successful online business that you want to double or triple in revenue? 
 
If any of these descriptions fit you, then we need to talk.
 
It’s one thing to get a few sales. It’s definitely possible to sell enough art to generate what most people would consider a full time income. But most people don’t understand the realities of taxes, material expenses, shipping (who knew shipping costs so much, right?), packaging, and other stuff you don’t hear artists talk about very much. 
 
Of course it’s great to be getting more inquiries and more potential collectors - but if you don’t have the capacity to make more work or spend time in the studio, what’s the point? You got into this so that you could express yourself and make more art, right? 
 
When an art career starts to take off, It’s easy to feel lost. And that feeling sucks. 
 
I want to tell you this: it’s going to be ok. You’re totally normal. This happens to every artist. 
 
The key to making the transition from where you’re at now to where you want to be is not a secret. You’re probably already doing all of the things you need to be doing. In fact, there’s a good chance you might be doing too much and you need to cut some things out. 
 
And that’s what I help artists do. 
 
Cory Huff Headshot 500 web readyI’m Cory Huff, and I help artists sell their art. I’m a business coach for artists. Yes, that’s really a thing that someone does - huzzah!
 
I have helped dozens of artists make the transition from part time income to full time income, and from overwhelming, unprofitable full time art business to profitable art business. I understand the four stages of art businesses and how to guide artists through them. 

Here’s some feedback from a couple of artists that I’ve worked with:

  • Natasha Wescoat
    I went from frustrated and near retiring to reinvigorating my business and earning more money per artwork than I had in a decade.
    Natasha Wescoat
  • Luz Donahue
    "Cory understands how to talk to the both the artist and business owner in you. I was able to develop a plan that allowed me to live from my work in less than a year even making $1200 for a single 16×20 piece by my 5th month as a full time artist. Through following our plan I finally feel seen and capable to make this career happen at 25 with no formal art training."
    Luz Donahue

What is coaching?

Coaching is a bit of a broad term, so here’s what coaching means when you work with me: I will talk with you, one on one, via phone, Skype or whatever you’re comfortable with, to discuss your specific art business challenges and how to overcome them. 
 
A lot of people ask me if that means I have a curriculum that I follow. I do have a curriculum and it’s called the Hidden Path of the Artist Career. I’ve blogged about it extensively. Essentially, this curriculum is what I’ve developed over the last six years of working with artists from all over the world. I know what works. 
 
Having the curriculum is a good background, but in our time together I’m not going to give you the same assignments I give every artist. Once you start picking up some momentum, each artist really needs some personalized guidance. That’s what we do in coaching. 
 
Together, we will come up with the right next steps for your art business.

We can cover any of the following:

As you implement these plans, I’ll be there to help. As a coaching student you get access to me via email between sessions, and we can also schedule catch up sessions if you get stuck. I’m here to take as many obstacles out of the way as possible. 

  • I did get a mention in Adventure Cycling Association's newsletter with 55,000 subscribers! I have sold 4 originals and 5 prints, have gotten about a dozen newsletter sign-ups, an inquiry about a commission, an inquiry about editorial artwork for ACA, an inquiry about book cover art, and an inquiry about featuring my work on a blog that connects people with nature. My mind is reeling! I also sold an additional $1200 a week later.
    Julia Taylor
    I did get a mention in Adventure Cycling Association's newsletter with 55,000 subscribers! I have sold 4 originals and 5 prints, have gotten about a dozen newsletter sign-ups, an inquiry about a commission, an inquiry about editorial artwork for ACA, an inquiry about book cover art, and an inquiry about featuring my work on a blog that connects people with nature. My mind is reeling! I also sold an additional $1200 a week later.
  • My average size canvases go for about $5000 each right now.
    Natasha Kohli
    My average size canvases go for about $5000 each right now.
I’d love to say that every artist is a good fit for coaching, but that’s just not true. If you don’t want coaching, then no problem. You don’t have to sign up for it. I do coaching a few times a year myself, but that’s my choice. Some people do just fine without it. 
 
If the following is true for you, then you are probably not ready for coaching: 
  • you’ve never sold art before, or haven’t sold for a long time - we have courses for artists who just getting started or re-started
  • if you have to put coaching on a credit card and have no clear way of paying it off - please don’t put yourself in a bad place financially just to work with me
  • if you are the kind of person who tends to blame others for their lack of success then we should not work together

What happens next?

  • Fill out our intake form

    We'll ask you some questions about your art business so that we're ready to go as soon as we start talking.

  • Schedule your appointments

    Our system will let you schedule your first session when it's convenient for you. Sessions thereafter are on an as-needed basis.

  • You take charge

    We'll work with you to build a strategic plan for more sales.