How to Create a Successful Business Based on Your Artistic Passion

How to Make Money Making Art

Do you have a passion for all things art? Do you love to paint or sculpt or draw? Wouldn’t it be great to make money making art while doing what you love to do?

There is a plethora of ways you can use your passion to make money in this day and age? Some people say that today, anything can be monetized and, other than online get rich quick schemes, I’d have to agree with them. If you have a passion in video games, you can make money playing video games. If you have a passion in writing, you can make money writing. If you have a passion in arts, you can make money with art. The keys to building a successful business that you love are to base the business on your passion and continue to attract potential clients.

Here are some tips that you can follow to make money making art and get paid to pursue your artistic passion:

1. Become a Graphic Designer

This is the most common route taken by those who want to pursue their artistic passion. By becoming a graphic designer, you can use your artistic flare to help your clients with projects such as website design, marketing promotion, cover design, logo creation and so on. Nowadays, the demand for graphic designers is very high, since they are a critical component of both online and offline projects. With a little creativity, you can find it is quite easy to make money as a graphic designer.

2. Showcase Your Arts in Exhibitions and Events

Art exhibitions and events are common around the world. When an exhibition opens in your area, do not hesitate to sign up and participate in it. This will all you to showcase your art and introduce a whole new audience to your work. What better way to sell your pieces than by featuring them in an exhibition for hundreds of people to see? Be sure to distribute cards with your website and social media addresses so they can learn more about your work and find you to purchase more.

3. Make Explainer Videos

Explainer videos are the type of videos used to explain things with interesting animations and video presentations, helping the audience to learn about the topics easily. Creating explainer videos requires a great deal of artistic skill and creativity in order to do it properly. Without the artistic skills required to create this type of videos, you will not be able to maintain the level of interest your audience needs to watch it from start to finish.

You can sell your explainer video services through microjob sites like!

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4. Create Courses and Tutorials Related to Your Skills

Your talent and skills should never go to waste. As a matter of fact, you should use them to teach others how to follow their passion. Create courses that motivate people to learn more about the arts. Create video tutorials that teach people how to draw, paint, sculpt, etc. and post them to YouTube. You will become the teacher or coach for these new art students that want to become a masterful artist themselves. Personally, in addition to all things related to making money by making videos, I like to write articles about various aspects of photography. There is always a large audience of people who want to learn.

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These are just a very few ideas of how to turn your artistic flare into a money-making machine. The possibilities are really limitless. Regardless of the type of business that you have, you need to be able to sell your products or services in order for it to be successful. With the global reach of the internet, the sales boundaries are almost non-existent. While this creates a larger customer base, it also creates an increase in competition. So how exactly can a small business strategically attract buyers and make more sales?

Here are 5 tips for successfully selling your artistic services:

1. Understand Potential Clients Needs

Whether your potential clients want to use your service or not will depend on how well you can fulfill their needs. If you can demonstrate that you truly understand their needs and can help meet them, they will likely become your best return customers. Work smarter, not harder! It only takes a few extra minutes to conduct a little research on your potential clients, but the information you gain could be invaluable.

2. Send Personal Emails to Your Potential Clients

Whether you have a bricks and mortar store or you are part of the virtual marketplace, it is important for you to establish a personal relationship with your potential clients. In other words, you should build a good rapport with them and maintain solid communication with personalized emails. A personal email tells potential clients that they are important to you. This adds value and trust to the relationship. My favorite dive shop in Cozumel always sends personal “thank you” mails to their scuba diving clients – it’s an excellent touch and one that lets me know they care about my business.

3. Spread The Word

These days, there is no greater advertising tool than the internet. Selling your services will have everything to do with the way you market it online. It is critical that your online presence is accurate and up to date. With the explosion of social media, there are countless online venues available to spread the word:

The critical thing to remember is in order to successfully reach potential clients, you must get your message online, and you must do it consistently.

4. Be Considerate of Potential Clients’ Time

While delivering quality work for your clients should always be a driving goal, it is imperative that you complete each assignment in a timely manner. Remember, you are solving the problems of your clients, and they want to have their problems solved as soon as possible. Time is money, and no one wants to waste either. Once you agree on a realistic deadline, you must deliver the product on or before the specified time. This is the only way to continue to grow your client base.

5. Deliver Unique and Valuable Work

With so much competition these days, clients are looking for solutions that are unique and provide their business with value. While the uniqueness of your work will be one of the main things that sets you apart from your competition, the value it provides to your clients will be one of the main reasons your clients return again and again.

Author: lscottharrell

L Scott Harrell is a startup founder and CEO of InnerJam, Inc. His work is focused on developing online projects involving personal development, community building and destination marketing.