Do you find it difficult to accomplish everything on your to-do list? Even with a set schedule, you still might find it impossible to finish certain projects. In this post, you will discover how to be more productive with your art blog so you can start selling more art.
How To Be More Productive With Your Art Blog
Are you productive with your art blog?
Do you find yourself putting your art blog on the back-burner because it eats up too much of your time?
I write a lot of content every month and over time I have learned how to be more productive so I could get more done in less time. I know blogging is not easy for everyone and it wasn’t for me in the beginning either.
Most artists I know, struggle with writing and do not have much time to blog. When they do decide to take some time out of their day to write they tend to be unproductive.
What does it mean to be more productive blogging?
When you are more productive blogging you will get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time and blogging is vital if you want to grow an online art business. Learning how to enhance your creativity and productivity skills will help you to reach your goals.
Learning how to run an art business is one thing. Getting the work done is a different story.
For help on enhancing your time management skills so you can start earning more money from your art visit Get More Done in Less Time The Part-time Artist.
Below are some tips I used to become more productive with my time. The time management techniques I am going to share with you allowed me to start and grow two successful online art businesses.
Setting Art Blog Goals
The first step to being more productive with your art blog is to write your artist blog objectives.
- What do you want to achieve with your blog?
- Do you want more traffic?
- Would you like to sell more art online?
- Would you like to build your email list?
- Do you want more people to visit your local events?
- Would you like to monetize your art blog?
Decide on what you would like to achieve in a year. Write it down.
Break your year goals into two, six-month goals. Write down your strategy.
Take the first six-month goal and break it down into one-month strategies. Doing this will make it easier to focus on smaller tasks instead of being overwhelmed with your year goal.
Simplify Art Blogging Tasks
Many people become frustrated because they over complicate tasks.
The project becomes unpromising and never gets finished.
To be more productive with your time, break down your blogging tasks into simple and easy-to-do jobs.
Don’t waste your time over complicating projects.
Small projects do not take a lot of time to accomplish.
Each small task you implement should compliment the larger picture.
Use A To-Do List
Start every day with a to-do list.
Be careful not to make your to-do list to large. This will end up making you discouraged and unproductive.
Instead, focus on the most important tasks for the day. Remember you have a month to complete your first month’s goals. Break them down into smaller more manageable jobs.
Here is a way for you to write better to-do lists.
Start by making a list of all your blogging tasks.
It might look something like this:
- Posting schedule
Prioritize your list:
Place the most important tasks for the day on the top of the list.
- Gather Images
- Write Blog Post
- Check Emails
- Send News Letter
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Finish One Job At A Time
Can people multitask?
“To put it plainly, multitasking is scientifically impossible, because that simply isn’t how our brains were designed to work”, says John Staughton.
You can read more by visiting Can Humans Actually Multitask?
In order for you to be more productive with your art blog, you need to focus on one job at a time.
When you cross off a task move on to the next.
Set A Time Limit
Blocking off a specific amount of time has helped me become more productive with not only my daily tasks, but it also allows me to focus better on the job I am working on.
Knowing I only have a certain amount of time to complete a project, motivates me to sit down and get the job done.
Write how long you are allowing yourself to work on each project on the to-do list. Set a timer and stick to the schedule.
For more tips on setting time limits, visit The Pomodoro Technique How Artists Can Accomplish More.
Cross Off Completed Tasks
There is nothing more motivating than crossing off a job that has been completed.
Not only will you have a sense of pride but you will be able to focus more clearly on what needs to get done next.
Anything you cannot accomplish during the day should be placed on the top of the next day’s to-do list.
Schedule Writing Time
Producing great content is the foundation of any successful art blog.
Decide on how many blog posts you will be writing in a month.
After you have that information, decide how long it will take you to complete the task.
Schedule time throughout the week to write your posts.
You will notice that you will be more productive at different times during the day. Find out when the best time is for you to write and schedule your writing time when you will be the most productive
For tips on scheduling visit How To Create a Blog Editorial Calendar.
Finding things to write about is a problem every writer has encountered.
There are going to be times when you have endless topics to write about, and there will be times when you are staring at a blank screen.
To prevent writer’s block, create a list of subjects that you would like to cover. Make sure that the topics you are writing about complimenting your goals.
Instead of wasting ten minutes here and fifteen minutes there trying to come up with something to write about, schedule twenty minutes at the beginning of each week or month to generate a list of ideas.
For art blog topic ideas visit 110 Art Blogging Ideas.
Research is important for any writer and can be a time killer if you are not careful.
There will be times when you will want to research some information for your posts.
Schedule research time prior to writing a post.
Trying to research while you are writing a post will be unproductive and end up having you waste valuable time.
Keep in mind, we are not built to multitask.
Block off time for photographing, cropping and editing your artwork.
You will be able to get more done by focusing on one task at a time.
Schedule time to photograph multiple pieces of art at one time instead of unpacking all of your equipment to photograph one piece of art.
Block off some time for editing and cropping.
Organize a folder for your images so it will be easy for you to find when it is time to upload them to your blog post.
To generate traffic to your blog, you will need to set aside some time to promote your blog posts.
Design a marketing strategy that compliments how many articles you will be posting a month.
Schedule specific times throughout the week for promoting your new and older blog posts.
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You do not have to struggle and feel overwhelmed with your art blog anymore.
You can be more productive with your art blog.
Being more productive does not mean you will be working harder. In fact, you will be working less when you have developed a routine that works for you.
Planning and being organized will be the key to your success.
Learning how to produce more art while having extra time to promote your art is the key to being a successful selling artist.
How To Be More Productive With Your Art Blog Overview:
- Setting Art Blog Goals
- Simplify Art Blogging Tasks
- Use a To-Do List
- Finish One Job At A Time
- Set A Time Limit
- Cross Off Completed Tasks
- Schedule Writing Time
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