3 Steps to obtaining success as a freelance artist & designer using specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based (SMART) goals
When it comes to obtaining success for an artist or designer, we have to define what “success” means. At the end of the day, “success” is not the same for everyone.
For one artist, “success” could mean that they have millions of followers on social media. Whereas for another artist, “success” could be them selling more of their work online. Or maybe it’s able to draw portraits at a 45-degree angle with decent proportions.
For a designer, “success” could also be to have millions of followers on social media. Or to land larger clients who can afford their work. Or maybe for the “success” is understanding how to use illustrator and manipulate anchor points properly.
Whatever “success” means to you, you have to do the following to obtain it:
- Clearly define what success means to you
- Set S.M.A.R.T. goals
- Doing whatever is needed to reach that goal
Once you set up your S.M.A.R.T. goals, you will see how much easier it will be to obtain success because you have clearly identified what you’re trying to do when you’re going to have it done, and how you are going to do it. It won’t be easy, but it is sure worth it.