1stAngel Arts is quiet at present for a couple of reasons. I stopped all guest bloggers. They duplicated posts sometimes, always bad news for search engines, and the other reason is I am doing several courses at present on marketing 101 and business. I am having to because of my volunteering work (surprisingly enough) as I’ve been put in charge of co-ordinating a project.
That project depends on certain knowledge and Internet know how that I’m brushing up on.
I have found that if you want to do anything, you need to listen to (or read) what others say. If you want to do something superbly, you need to take courses specific to your problem.
If you want to learn something and how to use it properly, like selling online, you go to people who do it for a profession and you learn from them. They normally have courses and sometimes at schools.
Business management is a great course. Project management is fabulous! Marketing is excellent and, we may think we know everything (especially those of us who have been on the web since year dot, before a site like this could have been imagined) but it’s surprising what else we can garner.
Not only that but being a fabulous artist (well I dream) does not mean we have good business heads…..I know I didn’t before I ran a business offline and learned very rapidly that it’s hard work, much repetitive slog, tons of paperwork and, most importantly, networking!
My motorbike business depended on networking…..bike clubs, advertising, more bike clubs, hard work and head in paperwork when all we wanted to do was ride and ….well, ride really. It failed because I had a business partner that spent more than he made. But that’s another story……..
So, if you want to make a real success out if any business, don’t be afraid to go back to school, either in the offline world, or online. It will pay dividends in the end.