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Here are 15 ways that artists can make money:
Artists have a lot of options when it comes to making money. While some might think they can only make money through art sales, there are many other creative ways you can diversify your talents and create multiple streams of income.
Residential and commercial murals are a great way to add revenue to your art business. Unique one-of-a-kind murals on store window fronts, nurseries, bedroom accent walls, hallway displays, or any space you want to make memorable. Offer your services for free to friends and family, build a portfolio, and reach out to local businesses.
2. Small Businesses | Offer Services
Offer your artistic talents and creativity to small businesses and help them design advertisements, marketing, and social media content to help their business succeed.
Canva is a cloud-based graphic design tool used to create on-brand marketing content, sales presentations, training videos, and more by professionals, artists, and creators. CLICK HERE
to explore what Canva offers.
3. Online store
Make a quick e-commerce store and gallery to sell your artwork online. USE THIS OFFER AND TRY SHOPIFY
to create your own online e-commerce store, and offer your products and artwork online to the world.
Print On Demand Company
that provides 800+ products you can print your artwork on. Sync with your Shopify store and you're in business,
Another great way to make money is to make prints of your original artwork and sell them. You can offer limited edition artist-signed copies to increase collectability, offer ready-to-hang framed prints, and you can print your artwork on canvas, aluminum, and posters too.
5. Offer in-person art Classes
Take your skills and offer in-person classes and tutorials. Creative niches like wine and paint, blacklight paint, and couples paint date offer a fun twist. Rotate different themed events and always have something fun on the calendar!
6. Design and sell merchandise
Put your art on pillows, t-shirts, rugs, or one of the 800 products Printify offers. There are a lot of great options you can experiment with and offer customers a variety of products in affordable price ranges
7. Consultations / One-On-One Coaching
Offer to coach others in your area of expertise. Take everything you know and have learned in your field and create a program to help others grow in their business. Being a mentor and helping other people succeed is such a rewarding experience and another great side hustle.
8. Brand deals / Affiliates
If you're creative, reach out to online brands and make content for them, or you can create your own content and monetize by displaying advertisements and affiliate links,
9. Online ebook / Amazon KDP
Amazon KDP you can create, design and sell
Journals & planners.
10. Social media content
Youtube, Tiktok, FB, IG, and Pinterest, you can make social media content about art, and your experience, showcase your art, link your website, offer tips and tricks, and build a social community online. Once you build and meet certain requirements, you can monetize your content and open another income stream.
11. Sell your art locally in stores
A lot of local cafes, shops, and restaurants offer artists wall space, you can reach out to local businesses with a lot of foot traffic and inquire how they obtain the art for their establishment.
12. Art festivals
Search local and surrounding areas for fairs, carnivals, art exhibits, or any activity that has booths to rent. This is a great way to meet new people and get exposure to your art and products. Have to give away, raffle, or even easy kid games to draw people to your booth and make it a fun experience.
13. Pop-up shops
Research online for businesses that will allow you to set up a 10x10 canopy with a table and sell (soft selling) your artwork and products at their location. Some places will happily allow you to do so for free, maybe give them a piece of art, or you can offer a percentage of sales. Build relationships and make it worth their efforts. It's a great additional advertisement for their own business!
14. Sell Online courses
With anything you have experience in, you can offer lessons and or courses online. Turn all your knowledge and expertise into an online course you can sell multiple times. It does require a lot of initial work, but can easily become a passive income stream once completed.
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for content creators to run a subscription service and sell their content. This is one of many platforms you can offer your lessons or courses for others to benefit from.
Which one stands out to you?
It's important to remember that while some of these options may be more profitable, and compatible with you than others, it's always good to diversify your income and explore different avenues.
Don't be afraid to try new things to see what works best for you and your lifestyle. Whatever it is that makes your heart happy, go after your dreams, and never, ever give up!
“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”
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