You are probably thinking, “Of course I do!” but you might be surprised… sometimes we THINK we know how we spend our time, or how we eat, or how much we exercise or any other number of things… but when we actually take the time to RECORD AND MEASURE them, we are surprised.

The other day someone asked me how much of my time I spend on my art business vs. my information business.  In my head, I thought it was about 70% art / 30% info.  But when I looked at the records I had kept over the past year – it was actually an 80/20 split.  Look at a specific month and those numbers would change – if I was working on an eBook for example it might have been 30% art / 70% info but for the year 2012 it averaged out to 80% art and 20% info.

Do you have any idea how much of your time you spend creating art, marketing your art, getting sidetracked on social media… understanding HOW you spend your time in your business can be a very important tool to growing your business.

I’m very excited to announce a new product – Time Management for Artists.

Time Management for Artists by Artist Tara Reed

This isn’t an airy-fairy thought provoking eBook that will leave you with great intentions and little action.  This is a time management tool that I have been using for the past three years to hold myself accountable for how I spend my time in my art business.  I will give you some background about why I came to love this system, then I will explain how you can use it to your advantage in your own art business – be it new or established.

When used regularly, this system will tell you what your priorities are and it will let you know if you are on track – or maybe why you aren’t as on track as you’d like to be – towards reaching your goals.

This is a way to track how you are spending your time.  This ISN’T a way to decide how to spend your time or prioritize your activities.

(Time Management for Artists is a tool to track time – if what you really want is a way to decide what you should be doing, please check out The Goal Wheel for Artists – also by Tara Reed.  These two systems will work great together!)

Now thru January 31, 2013 (my birthday!) get $5 off Time Management for Artists by using the promo code TIME when you checkout.

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Learn more about it and get your copy today at

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed