Best Tips To Make Money From Your Art

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog, but I’m back and I want to tell you what I’ve been doing that kept me busy.

I have been working on my website and it has been a lot of work but with good results, today I’m pleased of the results and I can see things will be easier and better.

It can take lots of work to do, and time to learn what to do to grow a website, and it’s always better to get a mentor and follow the steps he or she has done to live from their art.

Everyone can start living from their art, it doesn’t matter what kind of art you make, painting, writing, sculpting, etc. Art is important in our lives and many artists are creating a good business from what they love to make, it is possible for you and for me!

Today is easier to learn the ropes of building a solid art business and you can follow the steps to make it from your home or studio.

Today I will share some points to have in mind and that you can start with.

Every artist is important, and what you do is important, if you’re starting your career as an artist and you don’t see any money coming in, don’t feel sad, all you need to do is to learn how to build up your art business.

Today every person who is interested to start living from what they love to do needs to learn how to run a business.

Yes, your art should be a business, don’t work so hard on that painting, and let it sit on a wall in your house, you need to learn how to share and promote your art so you can get some sales and then you’ll have an art business, any artist dream can come true!

Here are some points to have in your mind.

1 -Your art should have a different value.

Define your added value.

Take your time to make art that delivers more to your client,

Find something you can add to your art that will make your art different and stand out from the rest.

2 – Tell your readers about your art

You don’t need to tell the whole world about your work, you just need to show your art and work to your fans!

Start sharing your work on Social Media, and you will get followers and fans from people who like your work and they would be interested to see more of your work in the future, and why not, they might become interested to buy your art from you later.

You will need on this point to learn about marketing and how to work on your Social Media.

If you are a talented artist and you work every day in your studio, by now you might have some works ready to be sold, but if you haven’t shared it on Social Media, there will be just a small possibility that you can start selling your art today.

Building up your followers on Social Media can take a while, but if you don’t start today, you won’t get more chances tomorrow or next week to get some sales from your art.

Easy steps to start and learn how to share and post your art, one by one your followers will get to know you and before you notice the number of followers will grow and so your sales.

Artist >>>> Work >>>> Fans

This is how an art business works. You won’t get a steady income just from one piece, you need to work day after day to build up a portfolio of work, it can take time but as you work to create it, you can share the steps you’re doing to create one piece on Social Media and there might be people who get interested about it.

The more you share about your work and how you work to create it, it will work better, people love to know more about the artist and how each artist works to create each piece.

You can share:

  • Your studio
  • How you get inspired to start working on a new piece
  • The steps you follow to create it
  • Your favorite materials and tools to create your art

Tips to grow your Social Media

Titles are important – Nobody will read your content on Social Media if you don’t get their attention with a good title.

Your content title should capture your followers attention and you need to surprise them every time you create a new post to share.

To stand out you need to surprise your audience, how do you get the attention from your followers : with a good title.

Curate your content – Take your time to check the spelling of your content.

Photography – try your best to keep it original, people love to take a look to the real world, share natural photos,

Storytelling – The magic to know how to tell stories, tell a story about the post you’re sharing, let your audience to get into the emotion, share that moment, share that emotion.

Reply to every comment – People are giving you the most valuable they have when they leave a comment, their time.

Try to have someone comment on the content you share on your Social Media – people love to see others point of view.

Don’t do all Social Media, you don’t need to create an account on every Social Media. It will take all your time and it won’t work at all.

Find the Social Media where your fans and clients are, open an account there and start sharing your work there.

Sharing your art on Social Media should be visual in most of the cases, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube.

Try one and grow your audience, when it starts working good, open the next one and share your work, learn how often you should post on each platform, how to write the titles of every post and take your time to answer comments, encourage your followers to leave a “like”, “comments” and share your posts.

Create a hashtag for your art, make it great!

When you create a hashtag for your art, you will create your own tribe, your followers will feel they belong to your tribe and they will feel part of it.

If you take in a part of an expo or an exhibition, share it on Social Media and encourage your followers to take a selfie with your work in the back and tell them to share that selfie on their Social Media, this is the best way to get your work promoted!

Closing.

Building a solid business for your art will take time and lots of work, but today artist can find all kind of help to create a solid business so they can stay at their studios working on what they love to do: create art.

Learn to build a website and learn how to share their work on Social Media has never been easier than today, every artist can learn the steps to follow to create a business for your work.

If you follow the right steps, you’ll soon have more free time to keep working on what you love while your business makes enough money to call it a business.

The first step is to learn how to create your own website, as every artist needs to have one to share their art. If you are new to websites and how to build one, I suggest you to create your FREE account with Wealthy Affiliate where you can learn what you need to create your first FREE website.

If you already have your website, but it’s not making any business for you, I also recommend you to sign up to Wealthy Affiliate for your FREE account, where you can learn about marketing and how to promote your art business.

I will continue here to share some more steps you can follow to help your art business to grow, but you can also find me at Wealthy Affiliate, I have been part of that big community of online marketers for over 4 years where I’ve learned about website building and marketing.

Today, my own website is doing good and I see my tribe is growing good and people are getting to know about my art and they are getting to follow me and to buy my work.

Turning any passion, and turning any art into a business is possible, all you need to do is to learn how to do it.

>> Join today Wealthy Affiliate community and start building up your own online art business! <<

If you have any questions about this article, please leave your question in a comment, I will replay shortly.

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Best Tips To Make Money From Your Art

7 thoughts on “Best Tips To Make Money From Your Art

  • November 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm
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    Personally, I’ve had the most success promoting (and selling) my art through social media – an incredibly powerful tool when you get enough discipline to use it the correct way! 

    Mind you, my art is music (I consider that an art – do you?), and I feel music is probably a lot easier to promote and get a reaction to than other forms of art. What social platforms do you prefer for your own promotions?

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    • November 13, 2018 at 2:51 pm
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      Hi Chris,

      Thanks so much for making the time to stop to read my website, and I must say music is an art!

      I’m glad to hear from an artist that is currently promoting and selling your art on Social Media!

      I’m on the textile art, and my Social Media is working better now, I use Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

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  • November 13, 2018 at 1:44 pm
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    Thanks for the encouragement Alejandra, I want to get my niece started early on in life – she draws manga-style art and she’s really really good! I want to motivate and encourage her – it’s a total myth that there’s no money in art. I strongly believe in following one’s passion and dreams. Does Wealthy Affiliate have an age restriction or can anyone join?

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    • November 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm
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      Hi Nadia,

      It’s so true what you say, there’s a wrong myth about art, artist and money, it used to think that an artist should be poor all his or her life, and most parents used to get sad when one of their children told them he or she wanted to be an artist.

      Today, there are many good examples of artist who are making a good living from their art, most of them have learned how to promote their work and how to use the internet to make a business.

      It can take time and work to set up everything, but once you learn to work on it, then you’ll get your art business going and you will get more free time to work to produce more art.

      I’m glad to know about your nice, there are so many good manga artist today, I’m sure your nice will be among them soon.

      It’s never to early to start producing some art, some kids are really good at it, does your nice share what she does on Social Media?

      How old is your nice? I’m not sure how old you need to be to open a Wealthy Affiliate account, but I know there’s a young man of 16 from Norway who already is a member of Wealthy Affiliate and he is doing pretty good.

      He already is making an income with his website.

      We might see your nice signing up to Wealthy Affiliate to start her own website, where she can share her manga work and get some sales, or share some tips and advice to help other young artist to learn how to draw manga and make some money with affiliate marketing while she shares the tools she use for her manga drawings.

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      • November 14, 2018 at 12:25 pm
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        Thank you for taking the time to write back Alejandra, you are an inspiration and I can’t wait to get my niece started!

        She’s 15 this year – hearing about the young fellow from Norway is really good!

        She doesn’t share her work on social media yet – but I’m going to encourage her to change that asap. She did say she has plans to upload her stories and drawings on Webtoons but I think she is very self conscious and hasn’t done that yet.

        A few years ago a lady made a comment to her that reflects the very thing you mentioned – the lady asked her what her subjects are at school and was very discouraging towards my niece when she heard “art” was one of them. I made sure to tell her not to listen to self-limiting beliefs such as those – that there are many successful people doing what they love and that art is no exception, that we each make our own success in this life and that we should be mindful about what we believe. Let us hope she took my words to heart 🙂 Her parents are very supportive as well, luckily!

        Which social media platform do you recommend is the best to share this kind of work?

        It is such a blessing to be able to speak with you about these things, I’m very grateful – a thousand thanks Alejandra 🙂

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  • November 13, 2018 at 1:44 pm
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    Social media is the best tip to make money from your art, without followers there can be no sales, so it is important to share good content and participate at mots times in social media but not to forget to do your business… just to post and to comment on other peoples blogs or sites can really lead to awesome followers. I really am enjoying this lesson but there are no followers for me and i am curious about this as to what am i not doing well…but everything will be fine.

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    • November 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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      Hi Nkhosingiphile,

      You are right when you say art business without followers can lead to no sales or poor sales, any artist need to get steady sales to make a living from his or her art.

      I’m glad to know you found this lesson good and you got some notes to work on, I see you have no followers and you would like to know why you don’t get any.

      Can you share more about what is your business about and how do you promote your work, if you’re only currently working to visit some bloggers and leave comments on their blogs or if you already have some Social Media account and you are working to share content on your SM accounts.

      Everything will be fine, but don’t wait to things work out, you can do a few things to help things to happen.

      If you need more tips or an advice, leave another comment, I’ll be happy to help you.

      Alejandra.

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