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Frequently AskedQuestions

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Frequently asked questions

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How does the Flywheel Lab program work and why use it over other ways to grow your art practice?
Flywheel Lab is a 7-week online training program with live Q&A calls and a community of semi-professional and professional artists. It shows you how to start a profitable art practice from scratch and grow it to 6-figures. It is the simplest, clearest, most effective way for people to become successful artists.
How can Unstarving Artists help me price my work and why use this approach over other methods?
Earning more from your work is all about increasing the perceived value of what you do. If you'd prefer to be able to sell fewer pieces at higher prices to better collectors, rather than trying to sell a TON of pieces for $150 or less, then you will love our approach.
How can Unstarving Artists help me find leads and why use this approach over other methods?
Finding leads is all about having a predictable way to get in touch with your target market and knowing how to get them open and interested in learning more about your work. If you'd prefer to connect directly and predictably with deep-pocketed collectors, rather than hoping the often unpredictable galleries, agents, or social media platforms will bless you with leads, then you will love our approach.
How can Unstarving Artists help me make more sales and why use this approach over other methods?
Making more sales is all about having an intentional systematic approach to your conversations with collectors. If you'd prefer to speak with warm friendly collectors who are highly educated in you and your work, rather than standoffish uninterested strangers looking for a fast exit from the conversation, then you will love our approach.
What sorts of artists does Unstarving Artists' work with?
We work with professional and rookie artists. Professionals are artists that make a living day to day from their work. They may make an OK living but they want to make a fantastic living. Rookies are artists with a stable income from elsewhere yet they've sold multiple pieces of their work. Their art feels like a side hustle but they know it could be more.
I'm a sculptor, ceramist, architect, drafter, photographer, etc. Can I have success with Unstarving Artists?
Absolutely. Unstarving Artists can be a great fit for all visual artists regardless of their medium. What's most important is that you want to earn more income from your work, that you are open to learning and growing in new ways in order to do so, and that you are able to stay committed to the process.
Do I need to be a full-time artist to have success with Unstarving Artists?
No you do not. When you join Unstarving Artists you will find a great mix of part-time and full-time artists growing their art practices. The program allows you to go at your own pace and it comes with lifetime access. So even if something comes up, and you have to pause for a short time, you can pick things right back up where you left off and we are happy to support you.
Do I need to have an art degree, MFA, etc. to have success with Unstarving Artists?
No, not at all. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will find plenty of artists with no formal training or higher education in art. Often these artists do well and do well quite quickly. They come in open-minded without getting confused by theories or bad habits from the old ways they were taught to do things.
Why join Unstarving Artists instead of getting an art degree?
The traditional education system is broken. Due to a number of factors, every year traditional degrees are preparing people less and less well for a career in the field of their choice. At the same time, costs are skyrocketing—the average net cost of attending art school is $42,000. If you'd prefer a real world, results focused, accessible and affordable program, then you will love our approach.
I have an art degree. Can Unstarving Artists still work for me?
Absolutely. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will find plenty of artists with formal training and higher education in art. Often these artists do well and do well quite quickly. They come in confidently, believing in themselves and the value of their work, which often leads to their conversations with collectors more quickly turning into sales.
Do I need to have art world connections, gallery representation, etc. to have success with Unstarving Artists?
No, not at all. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will find plenty of artists who have not been featured in galleries, exhibits, or publications. That said, they still sell their artwork at high rates by connecting directly with collectors in their niche.
Why join Unstarving Artists instead of securing gallery representation?
You can actually do both. We love the gallery ecosystem and a number of our artists work with galleries. When you join Unstarving Artists, your increased sales will give you the confidence, if you'd like, to wind down underperforming galleries and secure more favorable commission splits with the galleries you keep.
I have gallery representation. Can Unstarving Artists still work for me?
Absolutely. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will find plenty of artists with gallery relationships. Often these artists maintain gallery representation but choose to work with fewer higher quality galleries. What's more, they often secure more favorable commission splits with their galleries going forward.
Do I need to be a tech whiz to have success with Unstarving Artists?
No, not at all. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will find plenty of artists that generate leads in their local area. It's not about specific tech. It's about fundamental communication skills that equally apply online or in person. Plus, if you do wish to generate leads online, our methods are simple and user friendly.
Do I need to budget for hard costs (software, tools, ad spend, etc.) to have success with Unstarving Artists?
No, not at all. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will be able to start making sales without having to invest in any software, tools, or ad spend. Once you start having success, there are optional tools you can invest in. That said, any optional fees are nominal and we often are able to secure deep discounts for our students.
Do I need to have a big social media following to have success with Unstarving Artists?
No, not at all. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will find plenty of artists whose are just starting out on social media. Our approach doesn't require you to painstakingly build a large following first before you can make sales. You will be able to make sales right away while growing your following at the same time.

What Makes Us Different

Why Is Flywheel Lab Better Than Other Programs On The Market?

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Rather than hear from us why we're different, check out our Student Stories.

At Unstarving Artists we build our business by delivering superior results, not by trashing our competitors. Simply put, our Flywheel Lab program is unlike any other training program on the market and we take a completely different approach to helping our artists build profitable art practices. It would be like comparing a rocketship to a scooter.

Here is what we suggest

#1: PLEASE go try our "competitors" and run our methods head to head with theirs. Unlike our competitors, we have a 90-day action-based guarantee BECAUSE we know our program delivers superior results. If you put in the work, we are 100% positive you will see not only better results, but also better client support, easier-to-use training, and far more specialized examples for artists.

#2: Go check out our Student Stories HERE and watch literally dozens and dozens of in-depth interviews with artists and past clients of ours. Hear them share firsthand about their experiences working with Harry and Unstarving Artists vs. other things they've tried in the past. There is a reason people constantly leave other programs to become Unstarving Artists clients for life. Our clients are quite vocal about why they love us and our programs.

More frequently asked questions

How is Unstarving Artists different from working with a gallery or an art agent?
Galleries and art agents take a large commission, often 20% - 50%, to sell your work for you. We teach you how to sell your artwork and don't take any commission. Instead there is a simple one-time investment to join our program and get our help. Rather than give you fish, and make you dependent on us, we teach you how to fish, so that you can be more independent and fish for life.
Are there any other ways working with Unstarving Artists differs from working with a gallery or art agent?
Yes. Galleries and art agents usually represent multiple artists. As a result, they have no special incentive to ensure your work sells instead of another of their artists' works. With Unstarving Artists, we have a special incentive to ensure each of our artists sells their work. The more our artists see success, the more other artists want to work with us and the easier it is to grow our business.
This is helpful. What else? Any more differences come to mind?
Come to think of it, yes. Galleries and art agents typically do not disclose the identities of buyers which makes it hard to know which collectors resonate with your work and why. With Unstarving Artists, you will connect directly with collectors and will own the relationship. This makes it wildly easier to increase your sales and take your art practice in all the right directions.
Tell me more? Any final differences that are important to mention?
Sure. Galleries and art agents often come from the traditional art world. They typically do not have cutting-edge sales or marketing training. At Unstarving Artists, none of us have worked at Sotheby's, Christie's, or the New York Met. Our background is in online marketing and sales. While we don't have fancy credentials, we do have a track record of artist results. Lots of results.
I'm a gallery owner or agent representing artists. Can I bring on my artists and get commissions?
We are EXTREMELY picky with who we let share our brand and represent us. We do have a waitlist for a CERTIFIED partner program and plan to allow galleries and agents to get commissions for referring artists. Please email hello@unstarvingartists.com if you are interested in being added to the waitlist.
When I join Unstarving Artists, do you take commissions on my art sales?
No, not at all. When you join Unstarving Artists, you won't pay us any commissions on your art sales. You will get everything you need to reach $10k, $20k, even $30k / month in art sales and, with every sale that you make, you will get to pocket 100% of the fruits of your labor. Enjoy!
When I join Unstarving Artists, what exactly do I get?
When you join Unstarving Artists, you will get access to training videos, tools, live Q&A calls and a client community. You will be in the perfect environment and equipped with the right tools that will allow you to finally focus and take action to earn more from your artwork and change your life.
When I join Unstarving Artists, what kind of support do I receive?
When you join Unstarving Artists, you will get 24/7/365 access to multi 6-figure art market experts who work closely with you to help you see results. This happens by answering your questions on live Q&A calls as well as in the client community Facebook group. You just have to ask, and we will be there to help.
When I join Unstarving Artists, how fast can I start to see results?
When you join Unstarving Artists, come on a live Q&A call right away to share where you are at and what your specific goals are. We can then tailor things to your situation so that you can see results as quickly as possible. Every client is different but it's not unusual for artists to see sales in their first month.
When I join Unstarving Artists, will I get the latest updates?
Absolutely. When you join Unstarving Artists, you will get access to the latest resources we have to make it easier to earn more from your artwork. We are constantly releasing improvements as we get feedback from clients and as the art market evolves. You will get access to these updates as we release them.
When I join Unstarving Artists, what happens next?
When you join Unstarving Artists, you will immediately get access to the training portal, the client community, and the live Q&A calls. The first training video will welcome you and orient you. Then, make sure to join the next upcoming Q&A call so you can introduce yourself, say hello, and get tailored help right away.
This sounds like exactly what I've been looking for. How do I get started?
Awesome, so glad to hear you are interested in joining us. First, click the "See How It Works" button below to watch a brief free training on our approach. Toward the end of the training video you will see a link appear that will invite you to apply for a strategy session. Complete an application and we will see if we are a good fit for your art practice. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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