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10 ways to make money through art

Written by Nielouphar Abdurahiman

Don’t let your talent go to waste. Read on to find the many ways you can make money from it.

Vincent Van Gogh didn’t make a bundle and neither did Vermeer. But today, in the digital age, it’s not impossible to earn money from your art.  In fact, you can make quite a comfortable living.

The industry is flooded with artists and you might find many with the same take on your kind of art – with prices ranging from the ridiculous to the unassuming. With websites created by artists, and pages of social media dedicated to promoting artworks, how do you break through to make money through your art?

Sounds difficult? Let me guide and teach you strategies to earn an income from your art. I’ve got over 8 years of experience running a product-based business and 3+ years of experience running a service-based business.

 

10 ways to make money from art

Sell original art (physical pieces) on your website.

First set up a website. Then click a few pictures of your art and post them on your webpage. You could either display their prices or add a link to you to request for pricings.

Sell physical or digital prints of your art.

The advantage of selling prints is that you can sell it at a lower amount than the original artwork, and expand your arena of buyers.

Attend pop-up markets and fairs.

There are town markets and village fairs just waiting for artists to display their art. Why? Because art makes any event, a vibrant and colourful one!

Create an online course.

This is a great way to share your unique talent while making money from it, right from the comfort of your space.

Teach in-person / live workshops.

You’re the best at what you do, so why not teach others and make a profitable income from it too.

Create an e-book.

E-books are compilations of your best work, with some of your unique perspectives and stories thrown in. They are easy to share and sell, and enables you to get a wider audience.

Accept commissions from individuals and corporate clients.

Don’t reject commissions. The more you get, the more money you make!

Upload videos on YouTube.

People are drawn more towards videos while scrolling through social media.

Start licensing your art.

This prevents others from replicating your exact artwork and making money off it.

Create monetized content for art supply brands.

From tutorials to packaging art, there’s a lot of opportunity to make money here.

Now if you feel the above is too high a mountain to climb, don’t worry. I am here for you. I can help you reach your goals, one step at a time. Start your journey by applying to be a part of Team Sparkles -A 12-Week Intensive Group Coaching Program for
Artists and Creative Business Owners. Further information can be found here.

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