Answer Important Business Emails Within 48hrsby Nathalie Callender & Marlee Walchuk on 01/08/12
The world is moving so much faster than it was and there an expectation that business emails are replied to promptly.
If you are self managed it is key that you have access to and are managing your business email even when you are on the road. We're not unrealistic - take a vacation when you need it and turn off your devices but the rest of the time you need to be on top of things.
If you travel a lot, look into a phone with a good data plan or get yourself a small laptop. These shouldn't be treated as luxuries that you purchase only when you have extra money. Keeping in touch is essential and investing in your career is what serious artists do.
Great opportunities often come with a quick deadline and it's a 'snooze you lose situation' in this business. Artists who get back to us fast and meet deadlines are much more likely to be at the top of our opportunity list next time.