Are You an Artist Doing Business or a Business Doing Art?

Are You an Artist Doing Business or a Business Doing Art?

Art Gush, like its partner site ArtisticPreneur, is the place where you ask the question if you are an artist (of any kind) doing business or are you a business doing art?

Your Point of View

In some ways this is determined by your point of view of how you want to be seen. You might want the world to see you as an artist but secretly you have to be a business person too since you should be managing your manager rather than the other way around.

Still Branding After All These Years

VideoFilmWeb, now closed, was at one time regarded as one of the best in New York for helping artists establish their image and brand through media services. John Yianni Stamas was the founder of this business and is still working on better and better branding systems.

An Answer to Your Existential Questions

But maybe you’ve been pondering important existential inquiries regarding your place on Earth and in the Universe (of ideas)? Then we’ve got the perfect solution for you. And of course it has to do with emojis. The inner dialogues or anything that you obsess about can be solved by knowing your E.A.T. sign (Emjoi ActionType). This Emoji Quiz was developed by folks from VideoFilmWeb and John Yianni Stamas.

Bottom Line

The bottom line truth about this quiz is that it is a marketing tool to get new clients to in turn help get new clients. If that makes sense. Anyway, it is part parody and part engagement facilitator. Our concept was simple. We’d make a tool that would take the user through a series of questions to discover if she or he was a fit with us. Some people will probably find it funny and get the joke, while others will question it.

eBook Creation Consultation is the New Art Gush Direction

Yes it’s True

eBook Creation Consultation is the new direction of Art Gush and here’s why…

We are Consultants, Not eBook Creators

We’ve been getting lots of emails asking us why eBooks, even after all these months, are still not available on our site. Our response is that we have never stopped working, it’s just that it’s become clear we are more “consultants” than an eBook selling organization. For example, is currently developing an eBook entitled “How to Get New Customers” and it WILL be released soon. We are helping them develop their methodology.

We Have a History of Documentation Acting as Lessons

Meanwhile, addressing the issue a little further about why we have decided not to sell eBooks here is because, as you may know, we spent a year and a half on this very website doing a week to week detailed movie creation experiment.

About the Experiment

Basically, for those of you who were not with us yet, we set out to prove (along with our partner Thrillumentary) that it was possible for one person in the role of a solopreneur or an ArtisticPreneur, to develop, promote, write and film a motion picture with little or no budget.

Filmmaking is for the Young?

Despite the claim that filmmaking is for the young, our method was designed for someone over 50 or even later than life. The proof was in the form of lessons for others to do, that were also a documentation of the filmmaker’s process. Folks from all over the world joined the membership program that distributed this program called Art Gush. In other words, us! We had an amazing group of ArtisticPreneurs working with us.

Documenting Ongoing Filmmaking for a Year and a Half can be Overwhelming

For those of you were subscribed to the weekly updates, we thank you for your participation and feedback. And needless to say, it was in large part the fans who made this project a success. At a Platinum PIAs (now Awards Show we revealed live and via streaming video, our process and results. Our big discovery was indeed one person could do almost every job herself/himself. So when the exploration into movie making methodologies ended, we were…Exhausted.

We are Coaching Others

The truth of the matter is that we became overwhelmed but not because we are over 50. Taking on the making of, paired with the documentation of” is a big project for someone of any age. But we are not so tired to the extent that we cannot be coaches for others. Such is the case with and their very ambitious client creation eBook. And it turns out that also relies on for cheerleading and inspiration.

ArtisticPreneur Gives up its “Over 50 USA” Identity

As you may recall, the fine folks at ArtisticPreneur had been focusing for a while on the Over 50 USA crowd but got lots of feedback from fans that they didn’t want to see a focus on the AARP crowd but prefered instead that ArtisticPreneur live up to it’s name which is, well, ArtisticPreneur as in “Artistic” meets “Entrepreneur.”

Tackling a Problem

Combining Artistic with Entrepreneur to get ArtisticPreneur is a very specific demographic. And although it is inclusive of folks over 50 who live in the USA, going the “Over 50 USA” route was limiting.

The Over 50 USA Solution

The, I believe, quite brilliant solution (to the problem of the loss of a focus by ArtisticPreneur of “Over 50 USA” material) was to literally develop for the “Over 50 USA” crowd a website just for them. Called, what else:! So if you’re over 50 or want a preview of being over 50 is like, check it out.

Create Publicity for Yourself Top 10

So you want your fifteen minutes or at least to come up in online searches. The methods that follow do work if you “work them” but do them at your own risk.

The attention we’ve been getting like here as well as here, tells us that we’ve chosen a topic for today that there is interest in.

But be cautious. Make certain that being well known is something you want because it is very difficult to turn back once you’ve started the publicity process.

Alright, take a deep breath and jump right in!

  1. Create a blog making sure that your name is in the title. You can do this for free at Blogger. It’s important to write unique content. Repeat the process again at sites like
  2. A good old staple of publicity is the creation of a press release and then submitting it to press release sites like PRlog, Free Press Release, Newswire Today, and Online PR Media.
  3. Don’t forget social. Facebook is always good and of course Twitter.
  4. Write some articles of quality making sure to include your name in the title then submit to,, and other article-based sites.
  5. Create accounts at Picasa and Flickr and place a lot of images of you with your name in the titles in various variations.
  6. Create a website or even websites in the amount of 1 or 3 or more.
  7. Be a quality submitter on forums and have your information at bottom of submissions including of course your name.
  8. Small businesses have directories so why not form a group or company with your name in the title and then submit to these directories including all the usual ones such as Google My Business, Bing, Yelp and so on.
  9. Get people you are friendly with who have blogs to put together a page for you our at least mention you in a post, ideally with your name in the title.
  10. Create videos about you and what you are doing and optimize them with your name on sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

Okay, there you have it, your launchpad. You’re going to have to do maintenance to make certain your online presence remains solid. Enjoy!

Getting a Voice in Your Field

So it turns out that just about anyone can be a podcaster, which is a very good thing. An interesting blog post showed up today over at the ArtisticPreneur blog. Although the article is very short it touches upon a novel idea which is that you can actually monetize your life. Meaning that if you let people have a window into what your life and art is about (such as through podcasting), you can develop compelling content. I’m not sure I’m explaining it very well, so you might want to check it out here.


Yianni Stamas announces that finally an eBook is available

Get your free eBook now.

Yianni Stamas here, paying a visit to Art Gush to announce that indeed an eBook is finally available but only for a limited time.

Get the Free eBook in Conjunction with Subscribing to a Newsletter

If you go to right here you will be able to sign up for the ArtisticPreneur Weekly Newsletter (real life tips on digital marketing) and in the process will be emailed your eBook entitled “35 Easy Tips for ArtisticPreneurs to Get New Customers & Fans Online.”

Only for a Limited Time

But this eBook will literally only be available for free for a little while. Why? Because ArtisticPreneur plans to make a different eBook available instead soon. The best of both worlds would be to get the eBook here right now and then later check out when the next eBook is online.

Newsletter will Give You eBook Updates

Also, a good thing about being signed up for the newsletter is that it will let you know when the next eBook can be downloaded. So go right now here to download your eBook and break a leg (a theater term for good luck)!

Digital Tools Muse to the Rescue?

As seen in this image, must we wait for the speedy Digital Tools Muse to come to our rescue before the eBook is released? Possibly. But it depends on who you talk to. Some ArtisticPreneurs are going to want to create the tools themselves which is the argument for releasing now rather than later the info product “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More New Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.”

A Month Later and No Movement

So it’s pretty much exactly a month later and we’re still in the same place: no movement made in getting Digital Downloads Store in place. We apologize for the delay, especially since based on your responses there is a demand and interest in the eBook entitled “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More New Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.”

Who’s at Fault?

We don’t want to place blame but as of yesterday the ArtisticPreneur crew at Yianni Stamas’ blog are openingly taking the responsibility for not moving on on the store. As is explained in a post here, the ArtisticPreneur group keeps facing challenges.

Some Details About the eBook

Since we have a copy of the impending eBook we thought it might be nice to give you some previews of what you’ll find once the digital product is finally released. First off, having read the entire digital product, it actually makes sense this hasn’t been published online yet because it references the need of some products and services which themselves are not available yet. That said, it doesn’t mean those products and services are actually needed from the specific vendor behind the eBook, but for some, creating these items could prove challenging.

So that May Explain it

Like we said, it could be a good thing the eBook has been held back since some of the resources you would need to implement the system aren’t even available yet. We did follow up with the vendor and asked them when the resources will be available. They were very nice but very vague about when the tools for the method could be counted on.

Back to Square One

So we’re back to square one, though at least with a little bit of insight. The digital product can’t come out until the optional resources are available. Without getting too specific about what these resources are, it make sense to have these available if the reader wants to get them. Again, you could read this info publication and decide that you could create for yourself the tools. And this just might be a viable solution for those who are handy at making digital tools and what not. But for all the rest of us, we probably would at least want the info as a door to maybe pass through if we decided to do as such.

Art Gush Fans Eagerly Await the First eBook Download

Yianni Stamas eBook
The Yianni Stamas eBook will be available soon (hopefully) because, Spoiler’s Alert, the publication has been written!

Still No eBook But Progress has Been Made!

Art Gush, once it is up and running, will be the online place to get instantly downloadable ArtisticPreneur eBooks that show you how, as an ArtisticPreneur, to get more customers, clients and fans.

Art Gush, because of their history of being a respected educational membership site, have been fortunate in gathering a group of supportive folks who recognize how valuable the forthcoming eBooks will be to their ArtisticPreneur careers.

Here’s an excerpt from our last Art Gush post:

“…But since it is our first of many eBook releases we want it to be just right. If you have any ideas on the kind of eBook topics you’d like to see on the Art Gush site we’d love to hear from you.”

It’s Good We Waited, Here’s Why According to Entertainment Entrepreneurship

Turns out it was a good idea indeed to spend the majority of last month combing through all of your suggestions and ideas for eBooks. It seems that you have a strong interest in getting more customers, clients and fans in conjunction with being an ArtisticPreneur. That was the through line.

We also got comments from some of you that you miss the Membership Educational Sit that Art Gush used to be. If you haven’t already seen it, there is an article in the new and improved Entertainment Entrepreneurship website, on the topic of how YOU can create YOUR OWN membership site!

Here’s an excerpt from that article:

“Even a single online course can potentially make a difference in the lives of thousands. And if you become an online course developer exploring the topic of art or entertainment, making a difference in the lives of others can be very satisfying.”

We’re Getting a Bit Off Topic so Here’s the Big News!

The big news is that the first eBook has been created by Yianni Stamas and company and is going to be entitled something along the lines of “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” We’re a day late in reporting this because Mr. Stamas did so himself yesterday on his site, but we forgive him because he is the author of this, the first eBook.

Here’s part of what Yianni said on his blog yesterday:

“As some of you know, I’ve been putting together an eBook to be called something along the lines of “For ArtisticPreneurs Only: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” The book originally was in the form of a PowerPoint presentation that we did live at a summit event at State University of New York, Empire State College.”

The eBook is Still Not Up on Art Gush but the Book Itself has Been Completed!

Stamas would not give us any specifics on the publication other than that it fulfills its title. Nor do we know when the eBook will actually be uploaded to Art Gush and made available to the general public. I guess just like everyone else we’ll have to wait and see!

I want my ArtisticPreneur eBooks!


I want my ArtisticPreneur eBooks
Those “in the know” realize the value of Art Gush produced ArtisticPreneur eBooks. They are instantly downloadable and show you how to get more customers, clients and fans.

A sense of urgency is upon us. The feedback we’re getting is that people want their Art Gush produced ArtisticPreneur eBooks NOW. There’s a push that we’re feeling here Art Gush Headquarters to create and upload at least one eBook in the very near future. And of course we plan to do so. But since it is our first of many eBook releases we want it to be just right. If you have any ideas on the kind of eBook topics you’d like to see on the Art Gush site we’d love to hear from you.

Art Gush produced ArtisticPreneur eBooks are different from other eBooks due to the steps taken to create them. The thing that is unique about our eBooks starts with the fact that they are PDFs that were originally converted from being PowerPoint files. But not just any PowerPoint files. The PowerPoint files we use are ones that were actually part of live and online presentations that were done for Universities, Colleges and other Educational Institutions and Organizations. That’s why we like to say that our eBooks are “Student Tested.”

But When are the eBooks Going to be Uploaded?

Although we can’t name the exact date we’ll get something up on the Art Gush website (for instant download at a reasonable price), we will say this: we know the topic of our first eBook!

First eBook Topic

The topic of our first eBook is none other than “How to Get New Customers” or the extended title which is “How to Get New Customers, Clients and Fans.” This tends to be a popular concept for ArtisticPreneurs and is the throughline idea that will impact every eBook we create.

Contact Us

And again, if you have some ArtisticPreneur eBook topic ideas feel free to contact us.

Welcome to the All New Art Gush eBook Store and Blog


Exactly What You Want, Exactly How You Want It
Exactly What You Want, Exactly How You Want It

This time at Art Gush we’re giving you exactly what you want, exactly how you want it. Imagine being able to get instantly downloadable eBooks that solve your marketing problems as an ArtisticPreneur or Small Business Owner or both. Bottom line is that you’ll get on track to get more customers, clients and fans for your products and services or to build your creative career as an artist of any kind as well as your business.

We Work with the Best

Although they have not formerly formed as of this writing. An example a coming organization that we work with will be rocks! Our specialty is the development of PDF eBooks and are right in line with this. They take education very seriously because they know that an educated consumer is a good consumer.

Get the Success Information You Need Quickly

Art Gush ArtisticPreneur eBooks are known to be fast reads. No more plowing through useless fluff to try to get to the good stuff. It’s ALL good stuff. The actionable steps you need to get results fast.

Fun and Easy to Implement

And Art Gush eBooks come in many different flavors that correspond with your professional and creative needs as well as your desire of approach. By selecting the eBooks that are just right for you, you are customizing your solution to make it easy and fun to implement.

Grab it While You Can

Business doesn’t have to be boring, especially if you are an artist or are creative. Now you can have access to the secrets of the super successful and play in a level playing field because you have the same knowledge that they do. So you should act quickly if you want to get on the success path. We’re not sure how long we’ll keep certain titles up because the information is just that good.