No one likes to fail. But the truth is that there is a learning curve that goes along with trying something you have never done before. In this post, I am going to talk about how you will increase online art sales by failing.
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Increase Online Art Sales By Failing
Are you happy with your art sales?
If you are having a difficult time landing a sale, you are going to have to change what you are doing.
What you have done in the past is producing the results you are seeing today.
If you do not like the results you are seeing you will have to change what you are doing.
For example, if your Facebook marketing objective is to sell 5 art paintings a month and you are falling short, you have to review what you are doing because the marketing strategy you are implementing is not working for you.
So if you would like to increase your art sales or if you would like to increase the amount of traffic to your artist website you are going to have to develop different art marketing strategies.
Many people feel that if they try something and it does not work they have failed.
Failing is learning.
When you were first learning how to walk and you fell down did you stop trying?
No. You got up and you kept trying until you were able to walk across the room.
It did not matter how many times you fell, you just got up and tried again and again.
Do the same thing with your art business.
If you try an art marketing strategy and it does not work, scrap that idea and try a different one.
Keep at it until you are happy with the results you are receiving. You are in control of your destiny.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell
Strategies For Learning From Failure
You have to have a clear vision of your objectives before you can determine if what you are doing is productive or not.
Setting goals and developing action plans is the first step.
Analyzing the results and revising your strategies will be something you will be doing for as long as you are operating an art business.
Everyone has dreams and wishes. It is human nature to want something
you don’t have.
How many times have you heard someone from the north say they
want to retire in the south?
How many times have you heard someone with straight hair say they
wish they had curly hair?
I am sure you have heard many people say they need to lose weight.
What separates dreams from reality?
Dreams are something you want.
Your dreams will become a reality when you take action.
It all starts with developing deadlines and creating strategic plans that
will guide you to the finish line.
Resource: How to Write Goals You Can Achieve Workbook
What is a common difference between people who succeed and people who do not succeed?
The people who succeed are not afraid of learning new things. They understand that when they are trying something new, there will be a learning curve.
You’ve heard the saying, “If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
That is how successful people live their lives and so can you.
Let’s use people learning how to draw as an example.
I have heard over and over “I can’t draw, I cannot even draw a stick figure.”
At first, people might struggle with drawing stick figures but what does that mean. All that it means is means that they have not put in the time to be able to learn how to draw a stick figure, an apple, a house or whatever they would like to draw.
If they wanted to draw a house, there would be skills that they would need to learn before they could draw a house. They would need to learn how to control a pencil, learn about perspective, learn about light, learn how to see negative space, and learn how to see soft value changes.
The key word is to learn.
You can see by the drawing example above that there is a lot of learning that is involved with anything that we do.
So if a person would like to draw a house, they would need to spend the time necessary to improve all of the skills required to draw a house.
If a person would like to ride a bike, they would have to learn the skill to ride a bike and not fall.
If someone would like to sell art, they would need to learn everything that is involved with business and marketing.
There is no such thing as failing.
Your objective is to learn how to better at what you can already do.
You can learn and do anything as long as you put in the time and believe in yourself.
Failure Should Be Expected
So many people feel that failure is bad, but we should look at failing as a positive.
You will increase art sales by failing. Why?
Because every time that you have failed you have tried something new. Every time that you try something new you are enhancing your art marketing skills.
While you are improving your marketing skills, you are learning how to make better decisions.
When you can make better decisions, you will increase the odds of selling more art.
Learning From Failure Quotes
Below are some of my favorite quotes from successful people:
“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be” – John Wooden
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” – Gena Showalter
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford
“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki
You can increase art sales by failing. Instead of being afraid of failing, be excited about learning.
If you try something new, and it does not give you the results you were looking for, try again. Little adjustments are often all it takes.
If something is working, keep at it. Go full force and do not look back.
If something is not working, try something different. Put all of your energy into learning and what is already working.
Learning is not failing, learning is growing.
How You Can Increase Online Art Sales By Failing Overview:
- Strategies For Learning From Failure
- Learning Process
- Failure Should Be Expected
- Learning From Failure Quotes
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