Do you find yourself running in circles achieving nothing? At the end of the day are you happy with your achievements? Don’t worry I am going to share with you how you to write an art business plan so you can get more done in less time.
“Why do anything unless it is going to be great?”
~ Peter Block
Art Business Plan- Get More Done in Less Time
With more success becomes more work. You have the ability to achieve anything that you can dream of.
Will it be easy?
Nothing comes easy. To achieve greatness one must plan, be willing to learn, and work hard.
Working hard does not mean you work 24 hours in the day.
Your hardest job will be the planning and that is the job that is often overlooked by artists. Doing the task is the easy part. If your plan is well written, your achievements will be beyond your wildest imagination.
“A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.”
~ H. Stanely Judd
If you think that you are too busy to plan, then you are wasting valuable time achieving little.
There is no excuse for not planning. If you are running an art business, designing a plan is part of the job. You will need to put aside time on the calendar for planning.
One reason many people fail at their dreams is because they do not have a plan.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
To start you planning you will need to have these:
There is no one way to write the perfect plan for everyone. This will take some time and patience for you to find what works best for you.
The reason most people do not write a plan is because they do not know how to write their art business plan.
This will make it easy for you to get started.
If you do not have your mission statement, vision statement or goals written down at this point, you will need to spend some time on that. You cannot write a weekly plan if you do not know what you are working for.
A successful art business has three categories that need to be focused on.
You will want to first decide how many hours that you can work in a week.
Once that is complete then you will want to know realistically how long it takes you to create your artwork.
Art Business Plan Example
You have a 10 hour workweek.
It takes five hours to complete a piece of art
You will want to spend 4 hours on your marketing and 1 hour on your accounting.
5 hours to create art
4 hours marketing
1 hour accounting
You might be thinking that you can create 2 pieces of art in a week and you will be making twice the amount if you just spent the time creating art.
This is the mistake that most artists make. They do not spend the time marketing their art. You cannot sell your work if no one knows about you.
It takes great effort, consistency, patience and perseverance to sell art.
So far writing your art plan is easy.
The hard part will be designing your marketing plan.
You will want to write down every way that you will want to market your art.
This should be done once a week and mapped out so you do not have to think about it.
Look at what has to be done that day and do it. You will be surprised how much you will be able to accomplish with less time.
Here are some examples of where you can promote your art.
- Other social media sites
You can see now that marketing takes a great deal of time. If you do not have a plan you will be doing a little of this and a little of that and accomplishing very little.
To sum it up
To succeed you first need a dream, then a plan.
You can achieve great things with a plan.
Sit down now and start writing your art business plan.
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