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Ideas for promoting and selling art, music, and writing, using long tail economics, and the new internet business models available for artists, writers and musicians, from artist Paul Watson.

A Summary of Freeconomic Business Models

By Paul Watson on .

Building on Chris Anderson’s article Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business I wanted to try to summarise some of the freeconomics models that have been tried out so far (if I’ve missed any, please feel free to add them in the comments). For the purposes of this summary I’m ignoring products…

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How to get 1000 true fans and succeed as an artist in a long tail economy

By Paul Watson on .

OK, read this blog post by Kevin Kelly first. It’s the first time (in my knowledge) that a seasoned commentator has turned their attention to how an individual artist/writer/musician can work in a long tail environment, rather than examining it from the point of view of retailers (Kevin does…

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Strategies: creating a website for your art, music or writing (part 1)

By Paul Watson on .

1. Start with a website OK, here’s the easy-to-follow three-point guide: If you are a competent web developer then create your own site. If you have a friend who is a competent web developer then ask them to set you up free blog software (e.g. WordPress) on a web-host with your own domain…

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