editorial calendar mystery! How I put together mine..

editorial calendar mystery! How I put together mine..

Putting together a editorial calendar, sometimes seams like a big mystery!

 

Even though I think you can do it pretty quickly if you do it step by step.

So let me share how I put it together.

First I come up with how often I want to post on which platform.

I keep it realistic, I know in the past I have set for myself really ambitious plans.

But I never followed through, the only thing that constantly happened was that I really felt bad.  

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Keep your community happy, engaged and excited

Keep your community happy, engaged and excited

What can you do in order to keep your community on your email list happy, engaged and excited to buy?

 

One thing is sure…not every single member of your community is going to be a paying customer, however taking good care of your subscribers increases the chance that they will buy from you in the future or recommend you to someone they know.

 

As with everything in this system the pure theory is really easy, however taking action on the knowledge you have gathered is the key to success.

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Keep your marketing system up and running at all times

Keep your marketing system up and running at all times

How can you keep your marketing system up and running at all times, without going completely bananas?

 

To be honest, it's not really sexy! The answer: consistency.. As difficult as it is, it will help you keep all the parts moving and grow your email list like clockwork.

Even though this sounds easy, as if it was a joke, it really isn’t!

 

Consistency is the key to success!

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Everybody is hanging out in different places

Everybody is hanging out in different places

Why you should not only use your blog in order to grow your list, but why also be on other platforms as well.

 

So the thing with social media, guest posting and other activities is that you use those platforms in order to reach new people. Everybody is hanging out in different places and by utilizing only one place those people would have to find your blog or website directly.

And because this scenario is a little uncommon, especially when you’re just starting out, you want to be out there as much as possible.

That way, you can create as many touch points with your audience as possible. From those touch points you can then help them find their way to your website, blog and email list.

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How to build up an audience!

How to build up an audience!

Let's talk about how to build up an audience on your blog, social media and through other platforms. So you can offer them the opportunity to receive your freebie offer and join your email list.

Without anybody knowing about your existence, nobody will ever find your freebie and join your email list.

 

The goal when it comes to using your blog, social media and other platforms is to let people get to know you and for you to get to know them better.

Just like in real life, you have a much stronger connection with your friends that know you inside and out and who you know inside out, then with a stranger that is just passing by.

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Everything in your creative Business revolves around communication!

Everything in your creative Business revolves around communication!

Everything in your creative Business revolves around communication!

Let me explain what I mean by that!

When you’re working in your studio, on your own and nobody knows about you, you'll never be able to make a living from your creative work.

So in order to let people know what you’re up to, you will have to let the world know what you’re doing.

You will have to communicate about it!

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Having an online shop or a website won't make you profitable.

Having an online shop or a website won't make you profitable.

When it comes to online marketing, there are a ton of moving parts you will have to master in order to grow your creative adventure into a profitable creative business.

Just having an online shop or a website won't make you profitable.

So let me tell you a little bit about the heart of your online marketing: your email list.

This is a list with people that signed up in order to receive information about you and your creative business.

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Yeah! Finally my new free mini course is ready for you!

Yeah! Finally my new free mini course is ready for you!

I would love to invite you to join me in my new free mini course!

 

How to get paid as a creative!

Online marketing that sells, without selling your soul!
 

Let me introduce you to the online marketing system my clients and I use successfully in order to start and grow our creative businesses!

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getting ahead of time!

getting ahead of time!

Being consistent is probably one of the hardest things for me.

I write blog posts and then I don't publish them. I want to post on Instagram every single day and then I just don't do it.

I want to be in the studio working every day, however finding the time to do it is a real struggle.

 

I try to get out into the world, show my work and be visible-

That's why I plan out all my actions, but sometimes even if I planned out everything I don't always do what I have planned.

Can you relate? Are you struggling to follow through and be consistent in your creative BIZ?

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BIZ-book love: BIG MAGIC

BIZ-book love: BIG MAGIC

Back in art-school I struggled a lot with the opinions of my teachers about what making art and creative living is supposed to be like.

For me creating art and experiencing art was positive, it had/has nothing to do with living in pain and punishing myself. I was striving to create beauty, but I felt as if my work could only be good if I was addressing a big topic that is important to all mankind. Or at least I would need to do something provocative (yes, I created a collage with hundreds of penises on it :)) or that I would need to create work because of my family history.

Still this perception of art and creative living is haunting me.

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Organize your creative BIZ with trello!

Organize your creative BIZ with trello!

As promised I am going to introduce Trello to you!

Trello is an online program and app, that helps you store notes, links, photos and more.

You can use Trello just for yourself or use it as a project management tool with your team.

Trello is available as an app, but you can also use it in your browser.

You can create a ton of lists, with hierarchy and different topics.

There are a lot of video intro to this app out there, but I want to share my two favorites with you.

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create beautiful images quick and esaily - free Tool Guide

create beautiful images quick and esaily - free Tool Guide

I love to take beautiful photos!
 

However the process of taking and editing them, took me a ton of time in the past.

I know that especially when you have a ton of things to do, but you need to have that beautiful image for your post on Social Media, we tend to rush it and end up with not the best image.

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BIZ-check - work environment

BIZ-check - work environment

I want to tell you some insights I gathered being a practicing fine artist.

As creatives we struggle sometimes with rules and schedules. At least I do.

If I get pushed into a schedule I am really defensive. I don't want to get pinned down on doing certain things at certain times.

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BIZ-BOOK: Turning Pro

BIZ-BOOK: Turning Pro

Let's be honest, I am a bookworm!

I totally am, not the novel reading kind, but the one that is reading one non-fiction book after another!

People always try to convince me that I need to read that one great novel they found. But I can tell you, every now and then I find a great novel, it happens maybe every other year and I will read and enjoy it, but until then let me share my love for knowledge based books with you.

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