Saturday, January 15, 2011

13 Steps to the Official Kell Bell Website Lunch

Today is January 15, the official lunch date of the Kell Belle Studio website. It's a good day for me to reflect on how far I've come. I began the project with one question in mind. What will it take for me to feel ready to "launch?" What this actually translated to was what steps do I need to take to make me feel like a professional, organized artist with a viable art business?

What will it take for me to feel ready to "launch?"

The first thing I did was hire a planner. Okay so the planner wasn't exactly a human, it was a $6.00 planner notebook on sale at Barnes & Noble but I found it to be one of the most effective tools I used. I started work on this project in July of 2010. Armed with nothing more than an idea, a pencil and my new notebook, I began to write a list.

Prioritized List of Tasks

I wrote mainly to keep my thoughts organized because it got them out of my head and on to paper leaving my brain clutter free, and ready for new input. I wrote the list in no discerning order, basically doing a dump of every idea about what I needed to do before I could launch this new website. Once the list was created I went back in and prioritized the order in which I would accomplish each task. As it turns out, I had 13 items on my list. I ask you, how can 13 be unlucky when it got me where I wanted to be?

Block off Time in a Planner

Of course there were sub tasks to accomplish under each of the 13 items but the point is, something that smacks of monumentally impossible task was broken up into smaller, measurable pieces that helped me stay on target. I gave myself deadlines and blocked them off in my planner. Most of the time I didn't complete the tasks by the target date. My original web launch was scheduled for October then November . . . *ah-em* January but that's okay. The point is that I didn't let missed deadlines discourage me. Life happens and I just kept going. I love Dora's line in "Finding Nemo" - "keeeep swimin' just keep swimn' swimn' swimin' . . .  You'll get there!

New Business Card Front

All my love,

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  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR KELLIE! Nice to see you back. Hope all is well with you? Can't wait till you launch. Good luck sweetie.

    Elaine Allen

  2. Happy New Year to you too Elaine. Good news! Kell Belle Studio has launched. yaaay! Visit my new home at

    Hugs! =D

  3. Well a very Happy New Year to you sweetie! And congrats on your accomplishment of launching your new "Kelle Belle Studio"!! That is so exciting!



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