Wish you could find a way to make more money from your art? You might take a moment to learn more about how to make a passive income as an artist.
More and more you’ll hear people talking about passive income, as a new way to make money from home and get more free time to do anything you love doing.
What is Passive Income.
In old times, families used to be larger than what they are now, in that time an income used to come just from one source, the man of the family.
A man should provide an income for the family, and in case for any circumstances the family man was not there anymore, this family could be in financial problems.
Families used to educated their members in the idea of if something happens, a family and the woman of that particular family could provide an income to support the family even if the father was not there anymore.
Two ways to keep a family going.
Build up a business.
A father could start a business, and teach his son (s) how to run the business from early age, so if for any reason the father was not there anymore, this family could keep its lifestyle as it used to be.
Build up a business based on Real State.
When families were doing good and a family was running a prosperous business, then the father could think on buying one or a few properties, so his family could increase its income from those properties rents.
In case this family man died, the mother could provide her family a good lifestyle with the money from the rents.
A “passive income” then is an income you don’t need to work on to make money from it.
In many cases, you will need to work on it, but this kind of income doesn’t require as much work as a regular job.
Times has changed, a passive income is easier to build it up.
Today with the internet and with all the knowledge you have at your hand to learn from home on your free time, you can learn how to start and grow your own “passive income” business.
As an artist or crafter (or any profession) you might love to have some extra money coming to you every week or every month with little work.
Learn a system first.
Internet may drive you crazy, you will find in one day more than a thousand ways to build a passive income business.
I won’t stop you if you want to go for it. But my best advice here is to read some and find one that talks to you in your own language and learn all you can about it.
Read, learn and try.
You might have your own website and blog by now, if you don’t have it by now, I will recommend to sign up for a free course (10 lessons) to Wealthy Affiliate and learn how to start your own website the right way.
It doesn’t matter what kind of art and craft (or any) business you have, the door is open for you to start working on a passive income for you.
Let’s talk about how it works with an example.
Let’s say I do watercolors (which it’s true), and I have my own website where I have a page as my own gallery and I show my work there.
On this website I also have a blog, so I work on “storytelling” about my work.
(Why to work on storytelling?, this is a way to share with your target audience or client the why, what, what for and many things about my work and about my watercolors)
To let your client know about you and your art and your work, will give your client more reasons to buy from you.
Storytelling + affiliate marketing = passive income.
As you work hard to make your art, you will work on building a new stream of income for you from your art, as simple as it sounds.
Writing a blog post the new way.
As you write a new blog post, you will learn how to add some affiliate income on it. Let’s say one day I write a tutorial about how to start your next watercolor by yourself at home.
So I write a new blog post about what are my favorites watercolor supplies and I write the best watercolor Winsor and Newton watercolor, and I write the reason why I love to work on Arches watercolor paper.
If you read that blog post you will notice I added some affiliate links to the materials I use, as I write why I work with these materials, and why it’s best to work with them to get better results on watercolor, I know these materials are expensive, but as you work with them your work will have better quality and your clients will buy from you because of the quality of your work and the material you use.
The more you help your client to solve a problem the better result you will have with people reading your blog and buying from your affiliate links.
Believe me, I have seen people buying watercolor painting with less quality to save some dollars, and then I have seen them not happy with their work, just because the watercolor paper they bought will not help them to work on it the way professional watercolor artist work on their art.
The main rule is to focus on your niche to help as much as you can to help other to do better in their lives and in their jobs, the better results they’ll have I’m sure they will come back to your website to read more form you.
How many “passive incomes” streams you should have.
As I said above, start with one, once you master it, and you see some money coming into your pocket, then you can start a new one.
Are you ready to give it a try?
Sign up for your 10 lessons free course on Wealthy Affiliate, I’m working on it, and I’m happy with the results I’m getting, today I’m ready to go for more, and soon you’ll be ready to go for more too!
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