Are you thinking about selling your artwork online but are not sure how to get it started? In order for you to be successful you will need to design a strategy to sell art online.
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Design a Strategy to Sell Art Online
In this post I am going to talk about how improving your time management skills will help you to build your online art business larger than you could have ever imagined.
You have heard me talk about having a clear vision of your objectives and writing business goals many times.
When you have a clear vision of your goals, you will be able to design a marketing strategy that will get you to where you want to be.
Being productive with your time will keep you on track and help you to achieve everything you want to accomplish
How To Sell More Art
As your art business grows, your policies will change and your time management skills will need to improve.
One of your main objectives should be to grow your business so you can earn more money while mastering how to be more productive so it will take you less time to accomplish everything that has to get done in the day.
When I had my first hand-painted custom sign business, I was ecstatic when a sale would come in.
I spent endless hours studying how to market my business so it would grow.
Before I knew it I was selling a sign a day. The signs were two feet long and had a quote on them with a selective font. I picked neutral colors so it would match most home decor.
I was limiting my sales because I was deciding the quote and colors. I wanted to grow the business, so I decided to make it a custom sign where the customer would be able to pick the size, background color, font color, and font style with set quotes that I had available.
Sales started increasing faster than I could have ever imagined. Every night I would add a new quote to try to grow my business quicker.
Near the end, I had over two hundred quotes available, over fifty colors to pick from and over a dozen fonts available for the customers to pick from.
Within a couple of months, I was selling on an average of fifteen signs a day. In the beginning, I remember feeling overwhelmed. I did not know how I would be able to complete ten signs a day, keep track of the orders, communicate with the customers, ship the orders and build my business.
I came up with many different strategies to make the most out of my time. Not all of the strategies worked at first. Some of the ideas needed to be tweaked while others needed to be discarded all together.
As time went by I found that ten signs were not a problem at all. I had a system for every aspect of the business, and it was running very smooth.
I was able to spend time learning more about marketing and to grow my business even larger.
After a year I was averaging between thirty and forty signs a day depending on the time of year.
When the holidays were coming closer that year, I was seeing up to a hundred orders a day come in.
Again I started to become overwhelmed, but I stayed focused and made some decisions on when I had to shut down orders for the holidays. I was shipping so much every day that I had the postmaster’s cell phone, so I could call him the night before to let him know if I needed one or two trucks to pick up the items.
The holidays came and went, and I did not miss one order. They all arrived by the date I promised. I was surprised that with the number of orders I had, I did not even receive a return.
How was I able to achieve that? I had a vision, and I consistently worked on my time management skills so I could accomplish the job. The rewarding feeling of starting a business from the ground up and building it to the size I did is unexplainable.
I am now doing the same with my new art business and art marketing business. I can work on all aspects of both businesses because of what I learned from my first business.
Time management is the key to success. Work hard learning how to improve your time management skills and you will be able to build a business larger than you could have ever imagined.
I have written Get More Done in Less Time The Part-time Artist to help artists and crafters just like you.
In the ebook, I talk about all of the things I have learned over the past 20 plus years selling art and crafts.
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If you design a strategy to sell art online you will be able to achieve the unthinkable.
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