Monday, May 29, 2017

Paint Models - Get Money: Are you Ready?

If you've ever wanted to ba a professional miniature painter, now is the time.

New-Hammer is the perfect time for painting studios, because it offers multiple opportunities and projects of various lengths, for existing painters or budding artists

Because there is no time like the present, tune in every day this week for an article of Paint Models - Get Money.  EVERY. SINGLE.DAY.  #content

Let's begin!

Paint Models - Get Money: Introduction

Wether you want to start pro painting, or are already painting for money but want to take advantage of increased cashflow and opportunities that are coming your way, step right up.

Now is the time to become a pro painter!

Well, June 17th is the time actually. 

This post is about getting ready for the launch - or whenever you can get your hands on the new models.

Throughout the week, posts will usually be split into 2 parts:  The Beginner Part and the Veteran Part.

Don't worry about this part, one is not better than the other.  Veterans have pros and cons and so do beginners.  

But because we are ahead of the curve, we can offset these so-called cons with a carefully laid out plan.  Plan your work; work your plan.

Step 1: Be Ready

This goes out to Veterans and Beginners alike, but how to get to the "ready" step differs.  It is the 1st step because it requires more preparation than the others, so all the extra time you have is a bonus.


Clear your schedule.  Comes New-Hammer, you want to be free like a bird.  Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, you want clients and contracts, not to get rid of them. 

But for now, to make the most of the the new release, you want very specific clients, most of them you probably have on your rolodex anyway.

How to work this plan:  Tally up your current project(s) and figure out exactly how much you can get done before June 17th (henceforth known as crunchtime) even if that means a little extra time to get it done, paid and shipped.

The next step is freeing up your time if you have a backlog/queue of projects.  This is trickier because nobody likes to get pushed back.  Trickier but manageable.  

The best approach is to be upfront about why your are doing this :

"Because of the new edition, I am pushing all projects for a month while I work on starter sets"  

and offer them something in return:

"Because your project was next in queue, you also get 1st dibs on these items..."

Now one thing you might have is a bunch of projects drop because of the new edition and new models, so managing your schedule should not be so hard.

Recap for vets:
1- Clear a couple of weeks to a month by pushing projects
2- Go Beast mode on projects to make sure everything is done prior to launch date.


Getting ready when you are beginning is a totally different story.  Instead of clearing up time and space, you want to set yourself up to start taking some.

Obviously, I will recommend you read this e-book, because it's essentially how to do everything in this step broken down and clarified.  

I'm not saying you must buy it, but you are disgusted and apaled at spending 5$ for the e-book now, the next parts of this series are not really meant for you as they do require you invest money into the business and ultimately, into yourself.

Your getting ready includes:

- Setting up a page for your business, either a website ( less than $10 ) or a Facebook business page ( 0$, and no, don't use your personal page )  also get a paypal account, an ebay account and an e-mail account.  These are basic but essential tools that you will need, and it doesn't take much more than an hour to get all of these ready.

- Freeing up your time.  Either you are taking off from work for a week,  or you are making things clear with the GF/Wife/Drinkin'pals that comes June 17th, you are going MIA.  Commiting your time is the most important part.  Yes you will be at home all day, no it's not to do all the household chores and spring cleaning.

- Getting a proper setup and supplies.  You don't need to start from scratch, but making sure you have the proper tools and color selection before starting is quite important.

Once again:  Plan your work; work your plan.

Tune in for Part 2: The Plan

Until next time,
No excuses; hobby like a champion!

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