Are you having a difficult time achieving everything that needs to get done in the day? If you do, you are not alone. I have discovered 3 apps that will help you to stay in control of your art business.
Stay In Control Of Your Art Business
Technology is said to “make” our work and lives easier. Or is technology just making it easier for us to pile more on our plate?
Does this sound familiar?
What was the first thing you did when you thought about selling your artwork online?
You search for a platform to start showcasing your artwork, maybe it is creating a Facebook Business Page or maybe you started an Etsy Shop.
At first, you are excited but you soon realize that nobody is visiting your site(s) so you look into different places you can showcase your art.
Maybe you decide that selling prints of your art will help you to supplement your income so you decide to start working on a POD (Print On Demand) platform.
At this point, you are operating several different platforms but sales are still slow or nonexistent.
So you start to research how to drive traffic to your site.
Soon you realize that you are following everyone’s advice and you have business accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, SnapChat, and YouTube.
You hear that a blog is important for online businesses so you start a blog.
A little time goes by and you start to get frustrated and discouraged because you are still finding it difficult to drive traffic to your art listings.
Why is it hard for you to sell your art online when you are taking everyone’s advice?
It is because you are trying to do too much.
It is impossible for you to be productive in all of the hot social media platforms, write blog posts, update several different selling platforms and create art.
I know because I have been there.
I have been selling art online for over 16 years and I have done it all.
There was a time that I felt as if I was spinning like a top going in all directions.
Something had to change if I wanted to be successful at selling my artwork online.
So I decided to clean the slate and put all of my energy into a couple of platforms that were showing me the best results.
I am so happy that I did because not only is my art blog generating over 100,00 monthly views, my Pinterest Business account receiving over 1.2 million monthly views but my sales have skyrocketed.
If you feel like you are overwhelmed and not accomplishing anything, take a step back, discover what is producing the best results and clean the slate. You will be happier in the long-run.
The days can still become crazy even though I am working on fewer platforms so I discovered ways to be more productive with my time and I would like to share with you 3 apps that make my days more manageable.
The 3 apps listed below will help you to stay in control of your art business.
3 Productivity Apps That Will Help You To Stay In Control Of Your Art Business
Are you easily distracted when you are on your computer?
When it is time to write a blog post do you find that you are surfing through Facebook?
When it is time for you to address important emails do you find yourself watching cute animal videos on YouTube?
I have the perfect solution for you if you are nodding your head up and down after reading the questions above.
Rescue Time helps you understand where you are spending your time when you are online. You will learn what your distractions so you can focus and be more productive.
This app runs in the background and tracks your time spent on websites and apps. At the end of the day, you can view the report and see where could be more productive.
If you are losing time during the day, you might want to give Rescue Time a try. The great thing about Rescue Time is that it is free!
- Gain Perspective
- Set Goals
- Take action
- Detailed reports
- Weekly email summary
- Set daily goals
- Productivity score
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This is a great free to-do app that allows you to keep track of the important things that seem to slip by. Any.do keeps your list synced on all of your devices so no matter where you are you will have your list with you.
You will be able to keep track of your daily tasks and your family obligations with one app. If you need reminders, Any.do will give you alerts.
This app is easy to use and will save you time by not trying to figure out what needs to be done.
Are you finding it difficult to catch up on your favorite articles or videos? Instapaper is a free app that will allow you to store your favorite articles, and videos with one click so you can get back to it when you have some spare time.
There have been so many times that I have said I have to read this later and later never comes. I either forget about it, or I cannot find it again. Now I can go back and read all of the articles that I did not have time to read before with one app. All of the articles are stored in one easy to read place.
Starting Your Own Art Business
Starting any business is difficult for everyone.
The easiest way to stay in control is to set goals for your business.
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The next step is to learn about the best art marketing strategies you can start implementing right away.
The next step is to learn how to manage your time.
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The last step is to take action and believe in yourself.
If you are not careful you will end up defeated with all of the arts and crafts business ideas floating around.
Discover what the best platforms are for you and your art business goals and take the time to learn how to become an expert marker on them.
Use tool like the ones I use to make your days more manageable and you will not only find your art business growing but you will also have extra time during the week to do other things you enjoy doing.
Now you will have more time to focus on what matters. Selling more art and spending more time with the family. These free apps will help you be more productive when you are online. You will never forget important tasks, and you will catch up on all of your favorite art marketing articles that I write for you.
Have you tried these apps? I would love to hear your thoughts. What are your favorite productivity tools to help increase online art sales?
Stay In Control Of Your Art Business Overview:
- 3 Productivity Apps That Will Help You To Stay In Control Of Your Art Business
- Rescue Time
- Starting Your Own Art Business
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