Advice for Beginners and Professional Artists

Do I have the time to write free advice articles for artists? Not really, but I feel a desire to help other artists and I feel like that’s a part of my calling too.

What I find with most artists that offer advice for money is that they generally fall in a few categories, they either over gloss your chances of succeeding as an artist, or they don’t have the qualifications they need to really teach you, or they don’t make enough money being an artist so they are teaching you how to “make it” as an artist while they are supplementing their income off you.

Whatever the deal is, time is money and you need instruction from artists to help you learn what it’s like to be an artist and if one of these paid artists give you what you need then great.

Now I’ve been studying other artists for many years and this holds true to my perception, so instead of wanting to be compensated for my advice I’ll give it free to you. If you want to show your support and appreciation for me setting a considerable amount of time out of my busy schedule to help you, then you can show your support by buying art from my website.

I have many artists ask me how I accomplished this or that, or come to me for advice so here it is. And I sincerely hope that your dreams will come true. And since I am not under any pressure to be paid for my advice, I’ll give it to you straight, how I want to give it, and as honestly as I can deliver it to you.

Best wishes,

Here is what Ken Dahl has to say:

After a friendship with Jake Hose, both personal and professional, for almost 20 years now, I just have to say out loud that no one person has inspired or encouraged me more in the area of business, period. As far as a success mentor in the art world arena, there is no one that I know of that is more educated or well-versed in laying out an enormous, pertinent amount of incredibly-valuable information for accomplished artists who really desire the exposure and monetary notoriety their work deserves.

In my time in the art industry I have met so many very capable artists who could have had financially-successful careers because of their talent, but just had no real outlined idea or plan of how to even approach building such a thing.

Jake Hose can and will change that for any aspiring artist who knows what they’ve got, but are just not entirely sure how to put it all together. He’s a tough-love art-business ally to have, who will tell you the truth about an industry (and today’s art buyers) that is vastly misunderstood by most artists. – Ken Dahl