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, discover how you can complete your art business to-do list so you can increase your art sales.
“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.”
Having a successful art business is a dream for many artists. To continue to have your business grow you will need to remember that it is a business. It is a real job. There will be things that you love and hate to do, just like any job.
Art Business To-Do List
Do you love to create art?
Do you enjoy making extra incoming selling your art?
What 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?
You might have a passion for being an artist but the truth is, there will be parts of the job you would rather walk away from.
Maybe it is going through the hundreds of emails in your email inbox.
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 vanished but the fact of the matter is if we want to reap the rewards of selling our artwork we better get the job 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.
5 Tips to Accomplish Your Art Business To-Do List
Here are five tips to help you get the jobs that you hate to do, done.
- 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.
Over the past fifteen years I have developed different ways to stay organized and I want to help you to stay organized as well.
Here are some editable planners that help me keep track of important information.
- Editable Annual Marketing Planner
- Editable Yearly Goals Art Business Planner
- Editable Monthly Social Media Tracking
- Art Sales Tracking Made Easy
- Art Collectors Tracking Made Easy
- Editable Art Marketing Avatar
- Editable Artist Blog Monthly Planner
- Editable Art Business Planner – Business Info
- Editable Competition Art Business Planner
- Editable Events Art Business Planner
I use these planners every day and they have helped me grow my online art business over the past fifteen years. Success comes from having a plan, executing a plan and staying organized.
I know you will enjoy them as much as I do.
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.
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By Dave Nevue
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