Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love

A Complete and Easy-to-Follow System for the Artist Who Wasn't Born with a Business Mind
Narrated by: Maria Brophy
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art
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Publisher's Summary

Finally make a living doing what you love.

Why is it that some artists are wildly successful, while others just barely squeak by? 

It may seem like an unfathomable mystery how some are earning six figures while other more talented artists are struggling. Maria Brophy has dedicated 20 years of her life to researching the specific strategies that successful artists follow. After applying these strategies to her husband Drew Brophy's career, Maria grew his art sales to multiple six figures yearly. 

In Art Money Success, Maria tells personal stories of her own business deals, successes, and failures while sharing unconventional wisdom that will explode your art sales. With the guided written exercises (get free worksheet downloads that accompany this audiobook at Maria Brophy's website), you can apply the insights to your own art business for immediate results. 

The tools inside will help you: 

  • Connect with your right buyers 
  • Increase your money income 
  • Sell art easily and negotiate nicely 
  • License your art and get paid multiple times for one artwork 
  • Implement powerful money and business practices 
  • Trust your own creative intuition 

If you are interested in generating more money and success from your art, then this audiobook is for you! 

©2017 Maria Lehr Brophy (P)2018 Maria Lehr Brophy

Critic Reviews

"A lot of people tell me that I should sell my work, but Maria Brophy is the first person who has been able to tell me how, in a viable way." (Joe Mahoney) 

"Hands-down the most practical business guide for artists I've ever read. The strategies and scripts inside will help you reach more buyers and easily sell your art for the price it deserves." (Derek Murphy at Creative Indie) 

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If you are an Artist you need this book

I have read many books for artists on how to run an art business and this book is one of the best! Maria and her husband Drew have a very successful art business and she shares everything she has learned over the years about licensing, copywriting your art, pricing, and so much more. She shares information on negotiating contracts with clients and galleries. All of this with dignity and respect for all parties involved. My suggestion is buy the audiobook and the book, listen to it with the book in hand but make sure you have your highlighter and page markers, because you will want them. Listening to the book is like sitting down with a really good friend who knows so much about running an art business and all she wants to do is share with you all of her knowledge and wisdom.

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fantastic !

Maria talks about so many things that I would have never even thought about. Amazing how just having a business mindset about being an artist changed things.

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lacking actual "anything"

I hate writing bad reviews, but: I could only make it through chapter 7.

she spends most of her time in the book selling you on the idea of the alternative market, and how helpful it could be to selling art without actually giving you a strategy to enter said markets. instead she asked you to grab a paper and pen and come up with your own strategies based on questions she presents. it easy to see how she and her husband where successful she is a great salesperson and mostly does selling throughout the seven chapters I could make it through. I believe her concept is correct but a self help book isn't the path that this author should have tried... it should have been a book on her story and what her and her husband did to win in the art world. not a self help for sells, but hey I guess that another "alternative market".

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A must for any artist at any stage of their career

Maria reads with such conviction and it becomes so personal that you feel like you are having a coaching session with her. I learnt so much from her wisdom and feel slightly more confident in my art as a result. I always thought that thrre was no money in art but this book has helped change my mindset and showed me that there are many ways to make a living from it.

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Essential reading for the artist

This book is one of those books that will take me years to fully absorb. The advice isn't the empty platitudes of a self help book, but practical and workable implementations of running a successful business in the arts.

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Full of very practical advice

really practical advice for the business side of being an artist. Suggest you listen all the way through, then start over and do the exercises.

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Excellent guideline for any artist!

The author did an excellent job thoroughly covering all aspects of being a professional artist.

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Simply Fanastic

This is fantastic directory for Creatives that finally gives real monetary examples, thorough guidance, actionable To-Do lists, new ideas to consider, and a plethora of real stories from lessons learned. This is a guide you can study and action. I especially loved the chapters on Licensing and Copyrights. She spells out contract language to help you learn and become familiar with 'red flags' to lookout for.
I've already printed some of her guides that help to wrap your mind around your creative business goals. I want to be an Entrepreneur, not an "Artist for Hire", think bigger- this book will help big time.

5 minutes ago, I just finished this book and as soon as I finish writing this review I'm going to start listening to it over again.

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Everything you need to know!

Very easy to listen to and follow a long. Covers everything you need to know as an artist to make it a successful business and become profitable.

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Excellent!! Artists, do read this book!

Very informative, very good advices and inspiring in a multitude of ways. Thank you Maria! If I ran an artschool this would be mandatory reading.
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AK von Malmborg
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  • Gareth
  • 01-29-20

Awesome

Loved it, listen to it whist I painted over two weeks. It really was epic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-20

Must have book for any artist

Dear Maria,
I don’t have enough words to thank you for sharing your knowledge with emerging artists. I bought your book on audible around 2 months ago and since then I have taken on board many of the strategies that you mention. I listen to your book in your voice everyday while driving to work . The questions which made me think what I really want, who to approach, how to price my art and how to approach other agencies to enquire about licensing- every single chapter in your book is worth listening over and over again .
I will forever be indebted to you for sharing your knowledge- I mean it from the bottom of my heart. I call you my mentor .

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  • Pansy Girl
  • 10-24-19

The best book I have ever read on art!

Its helpful on every level you can imagine! Please if you're an artist get this book as you will refer to it constantly!

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  • Tali Meir
  • 09-20-19

The woman I was looking for

And I didn't even know I was looking! It all fell into place for me. Reflective questions to declutter the thinking, clear practical steps and inspiring stories. This is a gem, whilst listening to it I decided to go straight for my art career and stop doing what I don't like. Inspiring ideas that helped me to think different and outside of the wall that blocked my sight for so long. Thank you!

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  • Mr. Peter Levov
  • 06-26-19

valuable content and challenging tone of performa!

love that book ... it is a gradual system of success and makes you realise the hard job you have to put into your business ... !!

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  • Mr. M. Hebblewhite
  • 04-12-19

Excellent descriptive book - highly recommend

For any aspiring or fulltime artist. I would consider this book as an artists bible - full of shared knowledge.

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  • TN Liverpool
  • 04-10-19

Struggle to finish the first few chapters.

Feel like the author copy and paste the advice from some other books I read.

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  • Andre de Wet
  • 02-02-19

Best advice for ALL artists. A must!

Might be the best seven hours of advice you will ever hear. Finishing all thirty plus chapters was truly education. The quality of advice given through years of experience is evident in this book. Maria Brophy's book can help anyone WILLING..... to listen and follow the advice given.

Her attitude to success is inspirational on its own.

My opinion... if you are a artist who believe that you can grow more, then this is the book for you.

Enjoy ... and remember.... have a pen and note book close by.
kindest regards,
adewet4u
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  • Ekaterina
  • 01-30-19

very useful information for freelancers

I am a freelancer artist illustrator and still trying my best to make a career. One of the challenges for a freelancer is managing money by themselves, and one of biggest problems for me is the talk about the price or money overall, I am still shy and feeling uncomfortable to name a price for my work, but the information presented in the book is very useful, I understand that changes will not happen overnight, but now I at least have a plan how to manage money as an artist

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  • AmazonCustomer
  • 01-30-19

Refreshingly thorough, detailed and honest advice!

Maria's approach is refreshingly thorough, detailed and honest. Maria shares pretty much all of the useful business advice for any artistic creator. This book covers everything that most schools and colleges (in my experience) SHOULD be teaching in respect of becoming a professional artist - i.e. the business side!
After more than 25 years of creating art both as an amateur and professional, in this book I found some nice reminders of what you should be doing, excellent advice about realizing your worth at any stage of your career and also some little gems that made me re-think/focus on the future for my own business.
I would recommend this book to not only amateurs, hobbyists and professionals, but I would also love some of the less informed customers to read it. I feel it would educate as to the value of art and artists but also the knowledge, skill and time that goes into all aspects of being an artist.

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  • J. Greig
  • 05-13-20

Very worthwhile.

I have the physical book but no time to read it. Listening to it chapter by chapter and doing the worksheets in between is working well for me. I can listen again as I want and the insights sink in. Well read and well written.

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  • Allie
  • 01-14-19

brilliant book

loved it. was full of helpful information for a working artist. will listen again as there was so much great advice.