How to track your time to be more productive

If you are feeling busy all the time but you are not getting that much done, it is a sign that you need to take a look at your productivity. Measuring this, however, can be tricky. But if you know productive you have been, it can really put your day in perspective.

What is being productive? How can I know how productive I am. And how do I spend my time better?
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5 things we can learn from successful artists

What are some things we can learn from successful artists? Learning from people who have walked the path is a great way to get insight in what leads to success.

Just to be clear; I am not just talking about the traditionally successful artist. A lot has changed in the ways artist make a living from their passions. The internet has given us many different ways in which artists can make money and grow a following.

These are things I have learned from some of my favourite artists online, that make their living from art in one way or another.

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Which is better; writing on paper or on the computer?

As a blogger or business owner, you are probably writing a lot. Blog posts, descriptions, copywriting and social media are all things that need to be written. But what is the best way to write them? Are you a pen and paper kind of person or do you prefer to set your thoughts right on the screen?

Today I wanted to explore if any of the two is better then the other. Do people who write on the computer a secret advantage?

Of course, as a blogger, you always end up typing in your posts. But this is mostly to see if there is a benefit to writing on paper first.

(Hint; I wrote this post on paper first.)

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How to set good goals that are actually attainable

Goal setting is a tool that many business owners and bloggers daily use to grow and create. While some people achieve new goals daily, some of us (like me) are great with coming up with goals. But actually achieving them is not my forte.

Example a. ; At the end of last year, I made an editor calendar for this blog that was well balanced and thought out. We are nine days into the new year and I already lost it. And that while it was actually one of my goals to be more organized.

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Things to do in the first month of the new year for success

Welcome to the new year. The year of success! 
But to make this year a success, we, of course, need to get some things ready in this first month that will help us.

Like many people I started this year with some wild plans. And like may people some of those plans I will probably forget within the first few weeks and not think about again until the next year. But I really wanted to make and effort to get my business, blog and art goals going.

Therefore, I made sure I did these things in the first month (even the first week) that will help me make these things come through.

These things work for any goals, but I will be mostly talking about business and blogging.

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2017 New years resolutions and goals // Creative entrepreneur

New Year is the time for new years resolutions. If you are a well-organised person that has their life together, you probably did some actual planning and instead of me you already made some great goals already.

But I like planning at the last possible moment. And thus I write my goals in this post on the afternoon of the 31 of December. But then again, you should never wait for a specific time or date to start a new habit. (But if you are writing blog posts for the coming Monday, your name is Sofie, and you are busy for the entire next month, you should have started earlier.)

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Content ideas for your art or illustration blog!

You just started up your new art or illustration blog. You are sharing all your new works, creating incredible content and getting ready to sell some work.

But then you run out of content ideas. You don’t draw fast enough to make a post every week, let alone more times a week. You are getting behind and not posting enough. Maybe even your social media is starting to lag.

You need more topics. You need more ideas, more options to fill your blog and editorial calendar with new content.

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