If you’re an artist, designer, crafter or other independent, creative entrepreneur looking to build your business and make more sales, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re tired of busting your butt, with an ever-increasing work load, for a business that was supposed to be your dream, and you’re looking for a way to ease the pain, you’re also in the right place.
The problem with most art, design and craft businesses is they operate under the same old principles as they always have, but the playing field has changed. It’s time to change our businesses as well.
The rules have changed, and we’re here to show you how to play the rules to your advantage.
Success Starts With a Good T.A.N.
Momentum is everything when it comes to building your business, and the mantra I have embraced recently is Take Action Now. You can read post after post on how to improve your art, your life or you business, but none of it is going to happen until you Take Action Now. My main goal here is to deliver in-depth, long form content meant to inform and educate, but I will be all for not if you spend all your time reading instead of doing. Come to Fresh Rag, read something, get inspired and go do something about it. I want you to go kick ass and do good things, and then share the love with people who ask.
With a couple hundred posts under the belt, it’s safe to say Fresh Rag is getting its stride and there’s no looking back except to figure out what we can improve upon. My promise is to give the readers the best content available for artists, designers and crafters alike; good is not good enough. Don’t believe me? Here’s what some of our readers have to say about Fresh Rag:
“Thanks for spending your time & energy in creating all of this space. I love it & wish you success.” – Scott G
“I’m inspired by your prolific blogging” – Rosanna
“Just got a chance to look at the new site! Great work!” – Angela
“I find what you have to say interesting, I’m happy to follow you.” – Liz R.
…And Who The Heck Are You, Exactly?
My name is Dave Conrey and I am an artist and art director with many years experience working in print media. When not working on design projects, I spend my time digging in the garden and playing tickle monster with my son. It is entirely posssible, especially if you follow my Instagram, that you will see an overabundance of Proud Papa photos.
Other key factors about me: I love to write, can be quite verbose at times, and I try to do so with the same tongue you’d hear from me on the street, except with fewer expletives. Yes, I am akin to dropping the occasional F-Bomb, so if you’re offended by that, I’m sorry, but I heard once that people who curse often are generally more honest; so I have that going for me.
Also, and most importantly, I’m very good at sharing. Hell, I’m an over-sharer, really, but this benefits the folks that I feature in a big way. I love putting the work of good artists in the hands of people just itching to buy from them. I have always been a great fascillitator, intermediary if you will, and I dig it when I know I’ve brought people successfully together for whatever reason.