Different ways of making a living as an artist or a designer.

How do you make money as an artist or a designer?

I am sure many people who are not artists curious about this right?

If you are a seasoned artist, you would wondering the same thing too.

Artists and designers know that to make a living from their art, you must  create, promote and sell  your work. But there other methods of making money that you may not be aware  and we want to share those options with you here today.

Firstly, let’s step outside of the art and designer circle for a few minutes.

Let’s look at this example:

Just say you really love to travel. What could you do to earn a living out of travelling?
 Here are a few things we have come up with:
  • Become a flight attendant
  • Become a tour guide
  • Run a travel agent business
From the above, as you can see, these are very different jobs. But they all involve turning a passion for travelling into income.
Now let’s look at an artist. For example, Ceramist A and Ceramic B technically have the same role and job title, but they may earn a living in completely different ways. Ceramist A plans to earn all of his income through  art commissions only, while Ceramist B focuses exclusively on retail and wholesales. So if art or design is your passion and you live and breathe it, then there are many ways to turn your art or design into income too.

For the next 8 weeks we will take you through different options you can do to make money from your art or design. We will discuss each option and what it really means to you and your Business LifeStyle, so you can make clear decisions on which one or more options would be the right fit for you and your business.
Here is what we’re going to cover over the next 8 weeks:
  • What is retailing?
  • What is Wholesaling?
  • What is Consignment?
  • What is Commission?
  • What is Exhibitions?
  • What is Workshop?
  • What is Agency?
  • What is Art Licensing?
Our goal is to help you decide which one of the seven options will fit your goals and lifestyle. We want to help you get started and learn how to be successful so that you too, can earn an income doing what you love.
Vinh Van Lam
the authorVinh Van Lam
Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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