AIB VIP Community Directory


Alison Saunders

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Amy Hillenbrand

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Amy Munns

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Angela Maritz

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Anne Jackson

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Antonia Lee

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"I sell art and apparel, homewares, stationery and online courses created with wellbeing messages to help people who have experienced domestic abuse and other reclaim their joy and freedom."

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I am courageous so I'm not afraid to take measured risk.

I am a self taught artist so I am boundless and don't feel limited to a particular discipline when it comes to creating which in turn affords me the ability to be flexible with change.

I am open to newness and feedback from others.

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1. Financials: Profit margins
2. Administrative support so I can create more
3. Marketing on multiple social platforms to increase reach an conversion


Ash Lioce

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Barbara Heiman

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Beata Bosze Fundelits

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Belinda Buckler

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"I sell original art on ceramic tile to people with a love of nostalgia"

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Open-minded Adaptable Self disciplined

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Video Engagement ideas Analyzing engagement reports

Berber Knol

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Bernadette Maldonado

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Bev Alldridge

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​"I sell abstract art to people who are introspective and curious about themselves and the world around them."

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Customer satisfaction is my top goal which is why I offer returns on purchases. I use professional artist materials. I am available for (free) consultation before and after purchase to answer any questions.

Weaknesses:

Sales page design; sales page copy content; growing mailing list


Brian Allen

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Candace Compton Pappas

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Carlos Neville

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Carol Meckling

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Carole Beauvais

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Caryl Pomales

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Cecilia Roger

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Cheryl Patton

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Christi Kraft

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Christine Ochab-DiCostanzo

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Clémence Prosen

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Cynthia Soszka

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Dana Raluca

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David Hamilton

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David Maynard

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Dee Kirkham

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"I provide beauty to one’s with fine art oil paintings and provide the inspiration, growth and finding a path for those wanting to grow in their art with online courses."

Strengths:

Caring for those that want more on their art path. Sharing to help them get to that comfortable place of confidence in their art. Lovingly giving them the courage, the confidence and the inspiration to continue on their artists path to find their strength, overcome their weaknesses and grow in both of them.

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Marketing, finding my ideal clients and taking my art marketing a higher, more efficient and more portable level!

Diane Hunt

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Elena Maslova-Levin

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Emeline Tate-Robertson

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Emma Berry

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Fred Tyre

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"I sell peaceful and relaxing art to calm the chaotic seas of your life."

Strengths:

Caring for others
Realistic Art
Experience

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Sales
Growing my audience cheaply / for free
Product ideas for a digital painter

Froyle Davies

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"I sell exclusive original paintings to women so they can appreciate their own self worth through the experience of lavish colour and inspiring themes."

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Persistence, prolific creativity, passion

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Setting schedules/ planning, tech support (ie email sequence/ website), accountability

Gina McFadzean

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Heather Comparetto

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Helena Neubert

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Insa Hoffmann

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Jacki Rosen

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Jan Unghire

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"I sell quilts and painting on fabric kits to quilters and other craft people. Working on starting virtual workshops instead of in person workshops."

Strengths:

1. For me , I enjoy teaching and seeing their ahha moments when they get the process that I am teaching.

2. Creating designs wethers it is on fabric or painting is a passion of mine

3. Pushing myself to use more tech and getting over the fear of failure because of tech is what I am striving to do.

Weaknesses:

1. Marketing successfully with how to use my why theme 

2. Planning out for the rest of the year what direction I should go. I do want to be online with courses to sell to move my business so I can make money from where ever I am.

3. I am not good how to communicate with words to get my why theme into what is in it for them.

Jane Johnson

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Jeanette Montero

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Jeff Dean

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Jenae Michelle

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"I sell one of a kind handbags and accessories to women who love to being unique."

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Branding, hard working, creating relationships

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Financial, organizational and planning

Jennie Rutz

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Jennifer Ryburn

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Jess Cargill

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"I sell abstract paintings and prints to women seeking mindfulness through prayer and a connection with the ocean."

Strengths:

Creating abstract paintings that feel calming My eye for colour

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Putting myself out there to sell my work How to speak to people about my art with confidence

Jill Rumley

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Joan Brady

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"I sell representational paintings and painterly pottery to lovers of coastal Maine and its Islands."

Strengths:

1. Work ethic

2. Problem solving skills

3. Willingness to learn

Weaknesses:

1. Distilling my multiple interests into one marketable "brand."

2. Increasing my visibility a thousand-fold (Visibility that leads to sales and more opportunities)

3. Tech tools to streamline every aspect of my business!

Joan Marie

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Jordan Price

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Julie Gaudet

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Joey Frisillo

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"I sell original, representational art to people who love nature and how I portray it."

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I am tenacious and steady. I am devoted to quality in my works. I am always learning and stretching to improve my craft.

Weaknesses:

I need better tracking and organization of results. I I need to devote more attention to the big picture and formulating a plan. I think i need to switch email provider for a better follow up and automatic replies for when I have a bigger list to interact with.

Karin Merx

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"I sell portraits as your story and art books of your story to reconnect you with yourself again"

Strengths:

1. Focus

2. Consistency 

3. Organised

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1. Finding my Ideal clients 

2. How to grow my list organically

3. Finding the right hook landings page and new lead magnet

Kathryn Seedhouse

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Kelli Folsom

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Krystal Brown

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"I sell original oil paintings to men and women who seek an idealized view of the world."

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Kyle Ballentine

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"I sell surrealist art to people who seek freedom and adventure"

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- Being able to communicate my work to my audience in a way that resonates with them strongly.

- Graphic design and tech stuff.

- Pivoting and developing unique solutions. (maybe, idk)

Weaknesses:

- Mindset and productivity

- Customer analytics and understanding my audience's needs better

- Expansion and growing audience (maybe)

Laura Stoyakevytch

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Laurel Greenfield

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Laurie Fields

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Lili Caron

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Linda

Linda Glover Gooch

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"Contemporary oil paintings of the western landscape including the Grand Canyon and dramatic sky scapes filled with monumental cloud. I sell to people who have a love for National Parks and outdoors."

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Persistence spiritual awareness ability

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Marketing Strategy launching online courses

Lorraine Field

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Louise Kittel

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Lucy Yanagida

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Margaret (Maggie) Sloan

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"I sell realistic watercolors and oil paintings to people who want to deepen their connection to nature and to others"

Strengths:

I understand a lot of the tech needed
I love my own art and want to share it with others
I can write well

Weaknesses:

I need help with the tech I don't understand
I need encouragement
A dispassionate eye to keep me grounded in reality

Maria Charitou

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"I sell jewelry and paintings to women and men who seek joy"

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Creativity, engaging, and consistency but not at all at that time, unfortunately (huge luck of time). Also although I have not created an e-course but I want to as I have taught in person I would say teaching.

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Time, overwhelmed, structure as what to do first.

Marie E. Casamayor-Harvey

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Mascha Powalka

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Michele Hoben

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Michelle Montes

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Naomi Gray

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"I sell representational oil paintings to men and women who love Nature"

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Perseverance Knowledge in colors and design for marketing Background in web design and tech support

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Copyrighting, including creating Call to Actions Social Media Creating Videos

Niki Welch

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Niraj Shah

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"I sell poetry and art to to give people a platform for expressing feelings of loneliness, self-doubt, inquiry, and hope, and after, I would like you to find catharsis and a connection to your true self."

Strengths:

Tech savvy, understand budgeting, I'm creative

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1) Marketing myself
2) Doing backend things like making an installation and coding; I have the idea, I know how it can be done, but the time to do it. So I guess the 2nd thing would be Time.
3) Copy for my website; make my About page more engaging and concise, making my homepage very clear as to what I'm offering.

Nithya Swaminathan

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"Oil paintings to men and women who love a pop of colour."

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1. My art itself, which is very sellable and well loved.

2. My ability to take risks

3. A variety of things that I can offer

Weaknesses:

1. Advertising to my ideal clients - my ads weren’t successful earlier 

2. Getting more engagement on my social media posts

3. Getting followers who aren’t artists themselves


Pat Megraw

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Phyllis Tag

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Priscila Soares

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Rachel Frost

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Racquel Miller

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"Mixed media and abstract art that bring a sense of calm"

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Networking Creativity Detailed research

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Finding ideal clients engagement confidence in my art

Ric Hall

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"I sell pastel paintings and prints. Pen and ink paintings and prints. wood sculptures, and stone sculptures... to... men, women, and youth, who show enough interest in individual pieces to want to pay for them"

Strengths:

One has to have strengths to have top strengths. I have no strengths as an art business owner. My top asset is that I have a large catalog of work from 40 plus years of creating art.

Weaknesses:

1. An Idea Client list

2. creating landing pages for my outreach and offers

3. simply taking action to do more than I am now doing.

Roberta Gray

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Robin Jorgensen

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Rob Stangroom

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Samantha Kaplan

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"I sell abstract landscape paintings of the energy in nature to entrepreneurs who are looking for more love, joy, and a sense of alignment in their lives."


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I'm strategic, thorough, and seek support in the areas where I am not brilliant in.

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Audience growth, planning, consistency

Samina Hasan

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"I sell art to people who seek a still, sheltering space within themselves that connects to new possibilities"

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Openness, seeing connections, love of learning

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Finding clients, time management, determining priorities

Sandie Brown

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Sarah Bocinsky

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Saundra Alexis Heath

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Sandra Colson

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Scott Ruthven

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Sharon Draeger

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Sharon Kime

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Shireen Sanshuck

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Stephanie Hartshorn

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Susan Righter

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Susie Nathanson

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Susyn Reeve

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"I'm an author & master heart healing coach selling online workshops & coaching that incorporates creative expression to women who say, “Yes,” to transforming, I’m not enough to I Love me"

Strengths:

- Expertise in the services I offer 

- Open to help 

- Commitment to upgrade my business approach

Weaknesses:

- Tech 

- Getting systems in place

- Staying focused on the business

Tannis Ross

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Tatiana Prutzman

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Teodora Ninova

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Tina Malonis

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Tracie Hodgson

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"I sell large and unique size paintings to people who just can't figure out what to put on that wall and teach new artist how to paint 'gallery worthy' art that they are proud of."

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I'm organized, I paint fast and I'm good at techy things.

Weaknesses:

Writing, making offers (putting myself out there) also setting up social media marketing/email marketing.

Tracy Wilson

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Vicki Michael

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Vivi de Graff

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"I sell whimsical paintings to collectors who wish to nurture the optimism of their inner child and their feminine soul."

Strengths:

Relationship building, an endless well of ideas and optimism.

Weaknesses:

Work flow (how to organize and streamline all the various bits), understanding how to work with the Revenue Plan and financials. And household staff so that I can just focus on this! :)

Whitney Wirtz

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Zita Schlegel

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