Here’s the truth: the art world is not an easy one to figure out on your own.
Very rarely can any single artist or person solve every problem on their own—without the help or guidance of someone else. There’s always someone who either has more expertise than you or has been in your exact same shoes. If you have a problem, why not ask for their help to fix it?
Especially in a career where you are expected to fill so many different roles, you can’t know everything out of the gate. Plus, rarely are artists taught about the business side of things, though we are required to wear all the hats imaginable—entrepreneur, marketer, accountant, sales expert, inventory manager, etc.
New and unexpected questions inevitably pop up and problems are bound to arise as your career develops.
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