If you’re like most people, you would love to just make paintings, sell them, and live a happy life. However, this usually doesn’t work. You need multiple sources coming from your art. Often times people supplement that with teaching. You can do this in person or via the internet. DVDs, Google Hangouts, they’re beautiful things. Teaching isn’t for everyone. I understand that. Luckily, there are other things.
First there’s the well known art prints, which I’m currently working on being able to offer. This gives you a way to sell a piece more than once. There are many companies to choose from and each has their advantages and disadvantages. It really depends on what you want as to which company you choose to go with. Art prints will usually not be enough.
Speed videos are also popular. Put them up on YouTube and turn on the advertisements. You could also do vlogs if you choose. This will also provide you with searchability as well. Don’t expect to get rich off YouTube videos. No one really does, but if you have enough content with enough people watching, it’s at least something.
With these speed videos, you now have some content that you can offer as paid content. Have full length videos that people pay to access on a site like Patreon. There are also other bonuses you can add for them. Look around different pages and see what other people offer to give you ideas. You can do it on a monthly or by content basis. You can see my page here.
The point with all of this is that you will need more than one, possibly all of them to have a living with art. You may play around with them until you figure out where you land. Not everyone is the same. It’s a fun adventure that all of us go on. If you have creative ways that you’ve earned money let me know about it in the comment section below.
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