Remember that your future plans can change. Offer acceptable plans.
4 main points:
1. Announce Scarcity - how much art will you make of the same caliber and then retire.
2. Announce Future Prices - how will you increase your prices for future works.
Simplest way to represent this idea for Financial Statements: Current or Future Street Value - Acquisition Cost = Potential Revenue. The Street Value or Street Price can be the artist's announced price or the highest price paid to a reseller.
3. Announce (past, present) future full-length written books about yourself, your art, your artistic life and your artistic views.
4. Announce that all or most of your art pieces you plan to make and sell will be published.
Artists, investors and collectors can do this because anyone can self-publish nowadays. In the future, the books will prevent fraud, and can be given away, even 300-3,000 years from now, to entice future investors and collectors to purchase the works. Getting other writers and ghost writers to write is an acceptable practice. Investors and art collectors publishing books repeats the mention of the artists and inclusion of images.
2 additional points:
5. Everyone should meet.
6. Share the wealth - we can make the effort by recording who referred whom.
Warnings and more ideas:
Avoid scams. Don't give information away. This is why I encourage local meetings. If you have expensive art, your buyer should have the ability to travel to you and arrange for shipment and other details.
Writing about your past can be depressing. You can get someone else to write for you.
Get a pen, paper and a calculator and see how much you need to make for your company or for yourself as an artist, investor, writer, editor, etc. It is possible to snowball the same artists to reach higher prices sooner. You might be the artist to do it or know an artist whom you can support. .
Trading the art earlier is possible because the art commissions are contracts. The art is delivered to the latest owner and holder of the contract. Set the acceptable conditions in the contract.
Will this become an economic bubble? Maybe yes, but the early bird makes the most money. Or maybe no, because art is ultimately kept by art collectors. They stop circulating. The art cannot be propagated like the tulips (look into the Tulipomania in the 1700s)
Read The Starfish & The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman & Rod A. Beckstrom. This describes us. I'm sharing an idea and I only hope to profit from my own art and writing.
It took me years to learn to write. There are many ways to do this. I will make videos soon on how to write. Read books on techniques and approaches.
Help the economy.
Help people with their art and writing.
Get a warehouse to use as an art, music, rehearsal and writing studio for people near me to use. Meeting places can be hosted by investors, cafes and others. I've been to unused office and meeting spaces at huge firms. If you want to lead the local community and discover good artists you can work with, it would be good to let people use your office or retail space for meetings.
I plan to write at least 5 more memoirs written from an artist's perspective. I have written 4. Dollman the Musical is in musical form, which I hope gets produced.
My proposal for my investors and collectors is to make a total of 2,000 dioramas of my porcelain doll art, incorporating gemstones and precious metals in the artwork. Then I will stop making them. I can paint and draw too. It's just that it occurred to me to do the dolls because they involve the mastery of so much more in so many stages of development - porcelain, scultping, mold-making, painting, jewelry and metallurgy, fabric and fashion, shoemaking, etc.
I envision my investors and collectors having parties with my art protected by glass. My art will have gemstones scattered about. Basically, the challenge for me is making it stop being feminine and just becoming recognizable art, a chick magnet, fine art worth stealing, fine art worth collecting and art which everyone knows to be difficult and time-consuming to produce.
This is why I also wrote 4 memoirs. I want to show fellow artists that, although writing memoirs may be difficult, it can be done. Also, it would be funny to see my doll art in the galleries and with resellers while Dollman the Musical is on Broadway or the West End. Dollman the Musical is a sad story - about my struggle, having been a victim of pedophilia when I was 6 years old. I'm 52 now and still coping.
I want to see if I can start at $100,000 > $200,000 > $400,000 > $800,000 > $1,600,000 > $3,200,000 > $6,400,000 > $12,800,000 > $25,600,000 and finally $51,200,000. Ten steps at 200 pieces each. I'm still wondering how to accept reservations for my art without forced commitment on the part of the investors and collectors, so I'm open to offers.