Do you find it challenging to get everything done during the day?
Do you find yourself saying, I will get to that tomorrow but tomorrow never comes?
If you answer yes to these questions, you are not alone.
Creating and selling art takes a lot of work, and if you are not careful, you could be losing sales.
In this post, I am going to talk about how prioritizing will increase art sales.
How Prioritizing Will Increase Art Sales
I am not going to sit here and tell you that it will be easy for you to get all of the jobs required for selling art online done in a day.
Let’s face it. Most artists are selling their art part-time.
That means they are working different jobs to help pay the bills and have other responsibilities they will have to fulfill.
The good news is that there are some things you can do that will make it a little easier for you to accomplish specific tasks that will help you to sell your art online.
What Is Your Objective
You need to know what your objectives are before you can start developing a plan to sell your art.
Throwing things at the wall and hoping they will stick will only have you spinning your wheels and accomplishing nothing.
I know this to be true because I have been there.
That is why I wrote How to Write Goals You Can Achieve Workbook.
I created this workbook not only to help me with my art business but to also help artists like you.
Why are you selling art online?
- Would you like to make some extra income so you can afford to go on vacations go out to dinner a couple of times a week?
- Are you trying to earn some extra income to help with college bills?
- Would you like to make a living selling your artwork?
Everyone has different reasons why they are selling their artwork and handmade crafts.
Why did you decide to sell your art?
Before you can start prioritizing tasks, you need to know why you are doing what you are doing and what you would like to accomplish.
After you have a clear vision of what you want, you can start to develop some strategies that will help you to achieve your goals without wasting your time.
Below is an example of what a vision and strategies might look like.
Earn 2,000.00 per month selling art.
- Art price – $500.00 per original oil painting.
*Need to sell four paintings per month.
- Create one painting a week
- Photograph new art
- Create a landing page for original art.
- Write a blog post for new art
- Promote art and blog posts on social media accounts
- Send newsletters highlighting original art
The next step will be to write a daily to-do-list so you can get everything done.
What does it take to be a successful artist?
Below are some characteristics successful artists share:
- Develop strategies and take action
- Will to learn
- Not afraid to fail
- Learn from mistakes
- Believe in themselves
How Prioritizing Will Increase Art Sales By Prioritizing Your Day
Every day you should have on your calendar or to-do list five things that will bring you closer to your dream.
If you have a list of jobs that need to get done, you will save a lot of time trying to remember what needs to get done. This will also reduce stress because you will not forget to do an important job.
It is essential to put productive tasks on your to-do-list.
What I mean by that is you want to make sure that everything you do is bringing you closer to your end game.
At the end of the week, assess the outcome of your marketing strategies.
If something is working, put it on next week’s marketing schedule.
If something did not work, discard it and replace it with a different strategy.
By having a plan and creating a to-do list, you will be more productive with your time.
LiquidPlanner published a valuable article that shows you how to prioritize your work schedule.
This is what they had to say:
- Collect a list of all your tasks
- Identify urgent vs. important
- Assess value
- Order tasks by estimating effort
- Be flexible and adaptable
- Know when to cut
You can read more by visiting How To Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1
What helped me the most about this post was the section about assessing value.
Many times we tend to think that everything is essential and it must all get done.
The reality is that there are only a few things that produce revenue. Those are the areas to focus on. If there is extra time during the day, then you can look at other tasks.
I hear so many artists say, “I want to give up on art,” and one of the main reasons is because they are finding it challenging to manage their time.
I want you to know that you can do it.
You can learn how to manage your time, get everything done, and sell your art online.
I go over in my eBook, Get More Done in Less Time The Part-time Artist all of the time management strategies I have learned over the past 25 plus years selling art online. I know that they will help you because they are techniques that have kept me going.
Now that you know how prioritizing will increase art sales, it is time to take action.
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