When is a good time to start your art business? The best time to start your art business is when you have a clear vision of your goals. Once you have a clear vision of your business goals, it is time to get started.
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Start Your Art Business Today
There is no better time to start your business than today. In fact, you have already started your business by reading this.
Every day that passes by are lost opportunities. Do not allow yourself to be the person that says “I wish I did this or that?” We get one chance in our life, and we better make the best of it.
Do not be afraid of taking the first step. There is nothing to fear, except fearing that your first step will never be taken. There are many ways that you can start your art business with no risk or very little risk.
How can there be no risk in starting a new business?
Every business that I have started, I started while I was working on another job. I always made sure that there was income coming in. This relieved most of the pressure that is associated with starting a new business. I always made sure that the bills were paid, and I had food on the table. I did, however, invest in my time. Working and starting a business will take a lot of time. I would rather invest my time rather than jeopardize food for my family.
Being Self-employed for over 25 years I know how long it takes to build a business. One way to fail at a new business is not to give it the time that it needs to grow. You need to have the patience to start a business.
There is no fast lane that you can take to build your business faster. Building an audience and their trust takes time. If you are patient, and you are not relying on the income of your new business to live on you will build a successful business.
Believe in your dreams and the ability that you have to make them happen. Most people are afraid of trying something new because they might fail. Others are afraid of what other people might say. The only person that needs to believe in your dreams is you and your family. Your family will be living your dreams with you.
How does someone fail?
Is failure when something does not go as planned?
Is that failing or is that a learning experience?
When a toddler learns how to walk should they quit the first time they fall?
Are they failing because they fell or are they learning the skill of walking?
The only time someone fails is when they stop trying. It is as simple as that. You fail when you stop trying. Everything else is a learning curve that will make you and your business stronger.
I do want to make it clear that you must be willing to learn. Do not think that your thoughts and plans are the only way that a job can be done. Keep your eyes wide open to learn. If you can better your business with change, then you must do it. There is no personal pride in business. You can only take pride in the fact that you are willing to learn and try new ideas.
There is nothing that you cannot do or achieve. With today’s technology, it is even easier for an artist to make a career out of their art. Your passion for making a career out of art will help you stay motivated while you are learning the art of promoting yourself.
You will want to look at every day as a learning experience. You will try things that will work for you and things that will not work for you.
Your priority is to focus on the areas that are working while discarding the ways that are not working. You do not want to waste your energy on an area that is not building your business.
Even though you will need patience while you are building your business, there are ways to make it grow quicker. You will want to sit down with your goals and write out a plan.
Every week you will want to analyze the results of your plan and marketing strategy. The areas that are working are where you will want to spend more time on. Come up with a different marketing plan for the areas that are not working.
I recommend working on only two or three areas at a time. If you try to work on too many marketing strategies at once, you will not be able to provide the energy required to make it successful.
Two things that you will want to do before diving into your business is to talk to a legal professional about starting an art business in your area and find out what is required from you and talk to your accountant.
After you have done that, set your plan of attack and get busy. You are now living your dream.
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