• 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
  • By: Maria Brophy
  • Narrated by: Maria Brophy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (253 ratings)

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Art Money Success: Finally Make Money Doing What You Love

By: Maria Brophy
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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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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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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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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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.pdf is nowhere to be found.

The audible description says that there is a free downloadable .pdf of each chapter worksheet on the author’s website. This is not true. I’ve tried multiple devices and I can’t even find this website. When I try to find the .pdf through a third party, I’m asked to subscribe to some mailing list or pay an additional 10 bucks.

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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.
Kind regards
AK von Malmborg
Painter, Sweden

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Hard-won, Practical Wisdom for Artists

I loved this book. Not like I love my parents, brother, or niece and nephew, but how I love something that improves my experience of life; like a good tool, or timely advice from a trusted friend.

Maria cuts through all of the superstition, and frankly, bullshit surrounding art and the business of being a creative in a world of numbers and bottom lines.

A true breath of fresh air, and incredibly informative.

The first time I listened to the book, I went against her advice and listened to it all the way through while working in my studio, or driving. Now, on my second listen, I'm applying her wisdom and working through a chapter at a time, dedicating my energy and focus to following her direction.

Magically, within two days of my first listen, I booked a gallery show in a trendy restaurant. As Maria says : Success loves Speed. Now I have three months to finish the works in the show!!

Thank you Maria for writing this book, and for sharing yours and Drew's life experience with us. Thank you!

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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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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.

ElyseGalloway

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  • Donna France
  • 09-09-20

Worthwhile read for all artists

Stick with this book to the end - you won't regret it.
My initial thoughts (as a non-American) was that it was too American and a bit pushy... but by the end of the book, I no longer felt that way. There is a ton of useful advice for artists - and even if you only implemented 10% of it, it would totally up your game.
The advice on avoiding pitfalls and valuing your time is worth the price tag alone, even if you never find the courage to follow-up on potential sales as she suggests.
Maria is very clear - a lot of the advice is repeated, but not repetitive - the balance is just right so that by the end, the information really sticks. Next step for me is to get my artist husband to read it but I already have a stronger frame of mind and a vision of how our artistic endeavours could work for us, whilst not compromising on the art itself, in any way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-22

Excellent book!

Packed with no nonsense information for creatives on monetising your business. Highly recommend! Maria has amazing knowledge to share with the world!

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  • Laila Cichos Lindsberg
  • 06-14-22

Just what I needed

Listened to the Audio at work and realized I'll news to relisten to it straight away, plotting down all the helpful suggestions to be a professional around my customers in the art World.

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  • Vera Haroumeni
  • 05-01-22

So much to think about!

When I was telling someone what book I was listening to they said, "Wow that sounds boring!" I thought yes it does sound boring but I find myself loving it! Maria speaks with such passion! I love it that she always says what to watch out for especially to do with copyright and licensing deals. It felt it was hardcore in some areas and I didn't understand everything but I felt somehow empowered. I know I will be revisiting lots of parts of this book now I have listened to it cover to cover. Thank you so much Maria!

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  • DAVIDE LA GUIDARA
  • 09-05-21

Great reading.

This book is both practical and inspiring.
Compliments to Maria Brophy, truly a masterpiece!

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  • Karen
  • 08-13-21

well worth a listen

Jam packed with extremely useful, practical, real-world advice on running art as a business. The truth about being a business owner is that it's hard work but it can pay off. Selling art is no different. Every ounce is valuable!

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  • Kate Ravenscroft
  • 06-02-21

Fabulous book

I have listened to this book twice and am about to start my third round. There's so much information in here and Maria Brophy is very easy to listen to. There are worksheets you can download from Maria's website which are well worth completing. This book is totally worth the money because it will potentially save you hundreds if not thousands in the future.

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  • Tom_Mulliner_artist
  • 06-30-20

This was just what I need

Many artists don't have a business head on their shoulders (I believe there's a scientific study to be done there!) and Maria Brophy's guidance can help us on our way to actually making a living just doing what we love... our art. No more working as a barista to earn your rent! She provides advice on contracts and caveats to be aware of, as well as providing a printable worksheet from her website. I highly recommend this book to any creatives if you want to do what you were born to do full time! Thank you for writing this book, Maria

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-22

A wonderful and generous book

I wish I had read this book seven years ago when I started my artist journey, it would have saved me so much confusion and heartache. It is so full of important guidance, generous advice and tips on how to be successful at making a living as an artist. I feel so much more confident having listened to it. Thanks so much Maria!

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  • Cynthia
  • 05-15-21

Full of great and detailed info!

Full of great info with detailed examples for anyone looking to take their art business to the next level. Narration is clear and easy to listen to. Will be listening to a few times over.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-06-20

Great Art Businesses Info

Great amount of practical art businesses info. Only thing I would suggest is slower audio as it goes through a lot of info fast, easy to miss something.

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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.