The Best Marketing Schedule

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Every artist has a different productivity rhythm. Some people perform best in the mornings, while others hit their strides late at night. There isn’t a perfect schedule for marketing your art. The only rules are that you do it consistently and with purpose. Oops. I almost forgot the most important rule.

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Twitter Tweekly for November 3 2012

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It’s the day you’ve been waiting for! The bi-weekly round-up of my top tweets on Twitter. A little of this and a little of that. I selected just the highlights for you. Here we go!

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Tell Me About Your Work Day

Melanie Morris

One of the most valuable things I do with clients is to help them with their productivity. We’re all stretched for time, but most of us aren’t using the time we have effectively. What does your artist work day look like? How much time do you spend in the studio each day?

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How Evernote Can Save Your Relationships with Collectors

Database/spreadsheet programs for artists can be complex and clunky. Guest blogger Laurie McCarriar outlines 5 ways to use Evernote, a free app for Mac, PC & mobile devices, to cultivate collectors.

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Twitter Tweekly for August 12 2012

A funny kids’ tour of MoMa, a Rothko paint-by-number kit, using video with Pinterest and much more in my bi-weekly roundup of top tweets from my Twitter stream.

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Are you in charge of your workflow?

In his talk to the World Domination Summit, Behance Founder/CEO Scott Belsky encouraged us to stop reacting and start pro-acting (my word) in order to protect our ideas and make them happen. When we react, we are inviting others to prioritize our time. We allow others to steal our attention away from our big ideas.

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Why Working in Coffee Shops Works

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Grab your computer or your art materials and get thee to a coffee shop. There are at least four reasons to leave home and work amid the white noise of a café.

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Are your systems flawed?

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Systems don’t work by themselves. You have to work the systems. To enact a new system, start with the desired result.

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Trick Yourself into Getting Things Done

Pumpkins on Porch ©Alyson B. Stanfield

If you’ve been procrastinating something, identify it. Give it a name. After you’ve confessed, you can trick yourself into completing it. Here are some tricks that have worked for me.

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Optimize Your Time

Harriete Estel Berman

Stop saying you don’t have enough time. It’s exhausting to hear that excuse over and over again, and you’re wasting time just thinking or saying those words. They’re unproductive.

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