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15 Career Questions Artists Must Ask

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Is talent enough for artists to achieve career success? What questions artists can ask to develop their careers. Artists are now also entrepreneurs. These questions will help artist focus on what is important.

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15 Career Questions Artists Must Ask

  1. 1. 15 Questions Artists Must Ask Talent & Success cc: Kerri Lee Smith - https://www.flickr.com/photos/77654185@N07 Malcolm Dewey Fine Art (c) 2015
  2. 2. the mental block Are You Good Enough? cc: kevin dooley - https://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00
  3. 3. Are you an artist or a pretender? You will ask this question often. Learn to banish it. It comes from imaginary fears.
  4. 4. 2. What is good enough? How do you measure success? cc: tiffa130 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/23682502@N04
  5. 5. Know Yourself! Do you want prizes? More followers and likes? Fame? All of these disempower you because they require others to validate you. Let that go to find peace.
  6. 6. Do you have that paper on the wall? 3. Is your education enough? cc: Jair Alcon Photography - https://www.flickr.com/photos/31810320@N05
  7. 7. Do you need a degree? Self-doubt is the reason you think this. Success is based on experience. Teach yourself every day.
  8. 8. 4. Give Up Your Day Job? Is this needed for success? cc: loungerie - https://www.flickr.com/photos/97041449@N00
  9. 9. Not Yet! Think about transition rather. Make time for both until you have a foundation. Your art business takes time. 10 000 hours. Ready at 5000? cc: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ - https://www.flickr.com/photos/36613169@N00
  10. 10. 5.What is Your Vision! You Need One cc: mind_scratch - https://www.flickr.com/photos/25924541@N06
  11. 11. Write this down You need to visualise your lifestyle as a successful artist. See it, feel it Own it
  12. 12. 6. What is Your Genre? Focus on your niche cc: blmiers2 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/41304517@N00
  13. 13. Focus on your genre Your brand depends on it Identify with something but don’t bore yourself Think niche
  14. 14. Keep track 7. Do you Know Your Finances? cc: GotCredit - https://www.flickr.com/photos/30576334@N05
  15. 15. Money in Money Out If you cannot measure it you cannot fix it. Get the basics right. Record expenses. Know where you are leaking money. Know what works, repeat that!
  16. 16. 8. Any Time Management? Ticking away! cc: Pranav Prakash - https://www.flickr.com/photos/71364282@N00
  17. 17. Your most important resource Set times for work, business, marketing, your life. There is time for everything. Write it down. Cut out the wasted time.
  18. 18. 9. Do You Market? Do it. Plan it cc: mkhmarketing - https://www.flickr.com/photos/93212162@N08
  19. 19. Content Marketing Essential for artists too. Get a strategy that works Experiment It is MORE than social media.
  20. 20. 10. How Much? Marketing Spend cc: Tax Credits - https://www.flickr.com/photos/76657755@N04
  21. 21. Less than you think Quality over quantity Lean strategy is effective Know the ROI before you spend your money.
  22. 22. Know yourself 11.Gallery or Self? cc: Stuck in Customs - https://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00
  23. 23. Gallery, publisher or agent? Not unless you really want them You can use self-promotion and be successful There are no barriers except those in your mind!
  24. 24. 12. Need Income? How to get it? cc: @Doug88888 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/29468339@N02
  25. 25. Multiple Streams of Income This is not failure! Think multiple streams of income for secure future Have bread-’n-butter income PLUS your sporadic income Try things. Keep learning
  26. 26. 13. Teach? Generosity cc: Pink Sherbet Photography - https://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00
  27. 27. Pay it Forward Teaching helps others Teaching helps you learn more quickly Active or passive income? Up to you Builds your brand
  28. 28. 14. Do you need help? find a mentor cc: ell brown - https://www.flickr.com/photos/39415781@N06
  29. 29. Online or community You can find a mentor online Take a course Watch DVD lessons Join local groups. Seek help and you will find it.
  30. 30. 15. How to Stay Relevant Everything changes cc: justmakeit - https://www.flickr.com/photos/14841234@N02
  31. 31. Refresh yourself Be aware of the world around you Keep up to date but remain true to yourself
  32. 32. persist - learn - do your art Success is assured cc: inallyourways - https://www.flickr.com/photos/33734355@N08
  33. 33. For more visit: malcolmdeweyfineart.com

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