Are you planning on selling your art? Here are 10 mindsets of a successful artist that you will want to take note of.
10 Mindsets Of A Successful Artist
If you ask any successful artist what they have planned for the future, they will be able to share their ideas with you immediately. Successful people live their life as if they have already accomplished their dreams. They know exactly where they want to be three years from now, five years from now and even ten years from now.
People who just wish they could be an artist have a different mindset. They think they would like the lifestyle of an artist but are not willing to do anything to attain it.
If you want to be a successful artist, you will need to cultivate a certain mindset. You will need to start thinking like successful artists think.
You might have heard Henry Ford’s quote, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”
Henry could not have said it any better. Your mindset is very powerful. Where you think you will be in the future will soon become your reality. If you think you can be an artist, you will.
If you want to be an artist, you will need to have the mindset of a successful artist.
10 Mindsets Of A Successful Artist
You need to have a clear vision of where you would like to be in ten years. Think about your vision and how it will feel when you reach your dreams. Live every day as if you were already where you would like to be.
What you get out of your business regarding financial stability and personal gain are based on the efforts that you put into it. If you enjoy what you do, it will reflect on your business. It is safe to say that if you do not like what you do, you will not put in the effort to make your business succeed.
If you do not have a plan, you do not have a destination. Planning requires you to research, compile data, and make decisions based on the facts. Your plan is the roadmap for your goals.
You need to believe in your business and what you do. If you do not take your job seriously, you will be easily distracted, lack motivation, procrastinate, and not willing to put in the hard work.
You need to provide excellent customer service. There are thousands of artists that are out there trying to sell their art. Stand out of the crowd by offering excellent customer service. Take the time to get to know your buyers and build a relationship with them. After all, they will be paying your bills.
Ask For The Sale
To land a sale you can not be afraid to ask for a sale. You need to promote your product and let people know that it is available for purchase. Tell everyone about the latest piece of art that you have created. Go on your social media sites and share images of your art and provide links to where they can purchase. Tell your family and friends. Send an email to your list.
Don’t Be Afraid
During your art career, you will need to try new things to build your business. Don’t be scared to try something new because you are afraid to fail. You will only fail if you do not try. If a plan works, you will be one step closer to your goals If the idea does not work throw it away and try something different.
Businesses are based on cash flow. You will need to purchase supplies, equipment, marketing and pay yourself. You need to spend the money that you generate wisely, or you can quickly start to see your paycheck diminish. Look for the best deals on supplies and equipment. You need to spend money to make money. Make the most out of your marketing plan before you start to invest more money. Know exactly how much money is coming in and how much money is going out.
Become An Expert
Take the time to learn and become an expert in your field. The more that you know, the better your decisions will be, the more money you will make. You will be able to solve problems quickly, plan more efficiently, and you will be able to reduce unnecessary stress. The more that you learn, the more valuable your business will become.
Take pride in everything that you do. You have learned the skills to become an artist. You have the learned the skills to become a business owner. From this point on you will continue to learn and grow as an artist and a business owner. Be proud of your actions.
These are ten mindsets of successful artists. If you are falling behind on any of these topics, take the time to work on them and make them your strengths. You can do it. You can live your dreams.
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