Do you find that there are some jobs on your “to-do list” that never get done? Even though you are living your art business dream, there will still be jobs that you hate to do. In this post, I am going to share with you 5 tips I use to complete my art business to-do list.
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
Starting an art business is a dream for many artists.
The problem many artists face is that they soon realize that it takes a lot of work to operate a small business.
Learning and implementing new marketing tips, attending art fairs, writing art blog posts, writing weekly newsletters, posting on social media, reading emails, updating your website, creating new art are just a few things that will need to get done to build a thriving art business.
Learning how to manage your time is essential for the growth of your fine art business.
Art Business To-Do List
Would you like to earn extra incoming selling your art?
There is no better feeling is there than when you open up your email inbox to see “You Made a Sale“.
Let’s face it, we are very lucky to be earning an income doing something we love to do.
How many people do you know who truly love their job?
Even though you have a passion for creating art there will be parts of the job you would rather walk away from if you are selling your art.
Maybe going through the hundreds of emails in your email inbox feels like a waste of time.
Do you despise blogging?
How much fun is it to wait in line at the post office?
There are certain tasks we would all like to have disappeared but the fact of the matter is if we want to reap the rewards of selling our artwork online we better get those dreadful jobs done.
I have learned over the past fifteen years how to get everything done during the week and I would like to share these tips with you.
All successful art businesses start with a plan.
How To Accomplish Your Art Business To-Do List
Here are five tips to help you get the jobs that you hate to do, done so you can sell more art.
- Schedule your art business to-do list – Everything can be accomplished with a plan. Set a schedule for your to-do list. A Schedule will prevent you from wandering around doing little things that do not need to get done.
- Plan your Week – Take your to-do list and make a schedule for the week. You will be able to accomplish more if you set a designated day and time for a particular job. An example would be to do all of your shipping on Friday. If you do you ship all of your orders in one day, you will save more time during the week than if you would ship every day. You will have more time to get the other jobs that need to get done accomplished.
- One large job a day – If you plan to do one large job and several little jobs in a day you will notice that you will not feel overwhelmed. You will be able to end the day feeling like you have accomplished what needed to get done.
- Difficult job first – There will always be jobs that you will not like to do. Place them first on your list when you have the most energy to get them done. Those jobs can quickly be put aside if you place them at the end of the day.
- Revise your list – You will find that your list will need to be changed until it is the perfect list for you. Keep working at it. After about 4-6 weeks you will notice that your to-do list is always being completed with less stress.
Art Marketing Plan
The first step is to have a clear vision of your art business objectives.
The next step is to write an art marketing plan that will help you to achieve your goals.
Setting goals is an important step that many artists fail to take. The end result is they soon become frustrated and quit.
Because I understand the importance of setting goals and understand the struggles many people have when it comes to setting goals I have spent many hours developing tools for you to help you write achievable goals.
- How to Write Goals You Can Achieve Workbook
- Artist Goal Planners in Light Blue
- Artist Goal Planners in Light Pink
- Artist Goal Planner Printable
- Month Goals Printable
- Weekly Goals Printable
- To-Do List Printable
- Annual Art Business Review Workbook
The next step is to learn how to manage your time.
You will soon realize that there will be a lot of things that need to get done when you are operating an art business. And yes, you are operating a business if you are selling art online.
The more efficient you are with your time the more successful you will become.
I have written an eBook that will help you with time management.
Get More Done in Less Time – The Part-time Artist by Dave Nevue
- What Are Your Priorities
- Plan Everything
- The Pomodoro Technique
- Sleep and Exercise
- Save Time Scheduling Social Media Posts
- 4 Week Calendar View
- Three-Item To-Do List
- Save Time with Canva
- Batch Tasks
- Turn Off Alerts
- Set Deadlines
What You Will receive:
- Downloadable eBook
- Instant Digital Download:
- 37 Pages
- Get More Done in Less Time The Part-time Artist by Dave Nevue
Download your copy today.
What Is The Best To-Do List App
There are so many tools that will help you to keep your to-do list organized.
I am old school and prefer to use paper and pen. It is a rewarding feeling for me when I cross off the last task.
Most of my artist friends prefer to use an app for their to-do lists.
ProofHub is an online task management system that allows you to create to-do lists. If you are always near your computer, this might work best for you.
It does not matter what tools you use as long as you use them and they make your days more productive.
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There will always be things you will not want to do. Do yourself a favor and complete your Art Business To-Do List every day. The only person you will be hurting by not completing the work is yourself.
5 Tips to Accomplish Your Art Business To-Do List Overview:
- Schedule Your Art Business To-Do list
- Plan Your Week
- One Large Job a Day
- Difficult Job First
- Revise Your List
- Art Business Plan
- Best To-Do List Apps
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- 4 Selling Art Online Strategies That Work
- 15 Pinterest Business Tips for Artists That Work
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- 7 Pinterest Strategies That Increased My Traffic
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