Digital Age has become a game changer for all of us. It has opened a lot of doors for individuals to make a living while pursuing their passions. Today, you can easily find your niche and make a career out of it online.
If you are an artist, established or not, there are numerous ways to make money from your creative skills. Let’s talk about them one by one.
1. Sell art online.
Today, selling your artworks has become easier and less stressful. Thanks to modern technology, your art can reach other people from all over the world without even leaving your own home.
2. Sell your art as product.
You can sell your artwork as a variety of products like phone cases, mugs, pillows, etc. On Society6 and Red Bubble, you can post your artwork and have it accessible for sale through the website. You don’t have to worry about the promotion and packaging. The site will do everything for you – printing, packaging and shipping.
3. Teach an Online Course.
There’s a lot of aspiring artists all over the world who want to learn from the comfort of their own homes and they need teachers like you to! Although some sites require formal qualifications, some don’t. Research about online art schools or look for potential clients from sites like Upwork or Craigslist.
4. Become a Freelance Illustrator.
As a freelance illustrator, you get to work with multiple clients from different parts of the world. Basically, online illustrators are called upon for book covers, editorial illustrations, character design, concept art, packaging illustration, catalogs, entertainment art and a lot more. Here are some sites where you can get freelance jobs as an Illustrator: Freelancer, People Per Hour and Upwork.
5. Join Merch by Amazon.
Merch by Amazon is a service offered by the e-commerce giant for artists or entrepreneurs to sell shirts that you designed yourself. Just upload the artwork for your t-shirt and Amazon will handle the production, selling, packaging and shipping.
6. Start an Art Business.
If you want to deal with your clients directly and not go through third-party selling sites, you can open your own art business online. The internet offers a plethora of ways to get your art out there. You can upload your artwork or take photos of it and showcase it to the online world through Etsy, Pinterest and Instagram to name a few.