Do It Now: Artist Action Plan
There is nothing wrong with pursuing art as a hobby or as an introduction to another career AND it’s okay to make money with your art – you’re not selling out!
If you make money from your art, jump for joy, because you are one out of thousands who has taken your art seriously. If you’re not making money – or enough money – with your art I’ll bet it’s not because of a lack of talent or skill, more likely it’s the lack of knowledge, training or confidence in how to connect the dots to bring your art to paying customers and build a following for your art – or, straight-up truth – perhaps, a lack of discipline. A swift kick might help that. Read on.
When you look at an artist you admire, that you feel is successful, there is a good chance that the reason they are successful is because they are prolific. They are consistently producing work and taking action toward their business goal. The discipline to create consistently is one of the key reasons for success.
Think of your reasons for why an artist you admire is successful. Why are they successful to you? Are they in the news? selling lots of art? living on a tropical island? How did they get there? Likely, not sitting on their bum wishing they could survive and prosper as an artist.
Want to join them?
Show yourself that you can live your dreams – and when you do, you help other artists do so too. Every step you take towards your dreams, each action, is giving life to your dreams – and when you do that, you can begin to pour it out and spread the joy of your art all around.
No-Fluff: Artist’s Action Plan
You know what you need to do, deep down. Maybe you’ve forgotten or become sidetracked. This no-fluff Action Plan will lay it out for you and get you thinking about your choices and goals, give you step-by-step worksheets to work it all out then checklists to put it into action.
This plan includes:
- 24-page Artist Action Plan (pdf format)
- Think it Out – worksheets
- Work it Out – worksheets
- Start Doing – checklists
- Sample budget and P & L sheets
- Planning schedule worksheets
- Sketch-Doodle pages for brainstorming and visualizing.
What you’ll get from this plan
- If you’re just beginning, you’ll get a road map to smartly planning your art business.
- If you’re selling a little work, here and there, this plan will give you a serious check-in and help you work through some stuck areas.
- If you’re flying with your art, this plan will spark ways to increase your excellence and ground your art to make sure your business stays on track.
If you need more depth or understanding about the self-promotion as an artist to help you work through this plan, comparisons of various workings artists and on creating a fan base, run get Chris Guillebeau’s Art + Money Guide then follow through with this Artist’s Action Plan to get it done.
This plan is geared toward fine artists. If you’re an artist who works as a writer, photographer or crafter, shift the wording in this plan to suit you. Send me an email at creativetempoblog (at) gmail.com with specific questions you have.
I’ve created this Action Plan to help you succeed. Since I’m not sitting with you in you’re favorite coffee shop, asking you questions about your art, this is something I can give you to take the guess work out of “what next?” and walk you through to success.
If you sit down and do the work on this plan, it will pay for itself in the first few minutes. With that said, you have to want to do the work. No joke.
Would you work through this if it was no-cost? Maybe. Likely, though, you’ll work harder if you have to pay for it. It’s a fact. If you pay a lot, you might be grumpy and let’s not do grumpy. If you pay too little – you also, might not do the work.
So, here’s the deal:
Pay a fair price for the benefit that it brings to you and your life. Taking action on anything brings clarity and laser-sharp focus to your day.
Option 2) Don’t have $17? Subscribe to this blog and get your Mini Action Plan at No-Cost.
How easy is that? Still have excuses? Why are you here… reading this?
Invest in yourself. Go Get It!
The benefit you get from this Action Plan is directly tied to the amount of effort you put into it (I’ll bet you’ve heard that one before!). You are guaranteed success if you keep moving toward your goals. This plan will help you take the steps toward those goals and help prepare you to succeed.
Thank you for reading through this and for allowing yourself an opening for possibilities.
Whatever you choose to do when you leave this page, take action toward your creative dreams. The world is a better place when you do.
With warmth & creativity,