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HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR ART, PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVITY

Updated on May 30, 2011

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE : Earning an income doing what you love..

 

Ok, so you've taken all these great photos, or you've been producing some great designs on Photoshop and everyone's ravin how great they are! But what now?

 

If you are not in a hurry to get rich (!) and enjoy the feeling you get when someone comments on your creations - and you ponder if you could make some money out of it, to pay for the materials or even time, for starters.

Here i hope to bring you some ideas and inspiration and hopefully even some motivation to get you to at LEAST try and see if your stuff are sellable. I will only 'teach' what i know and have tried.. and as i learn, and share - hopefully you too get to share the same feeling when you earn some money doing something you created (manifestation) 

PLACES TO SELL YOUR ARTS - Recommended sites and community where you can sell your photos, creative arts and designs and much more.

Some sites you can upload your image, and make stuff from the products they offer, and sell them thru their marketplace, they handle the financial transaction, delivery, returns, etc

and some sites offer you a shopfront service, so you add details of what you have for sale (either elsewhere online or from your home)and you are responsible for payments, delivery of goods, etc..

Read your way to creative success

Taking the Leap: Building a Career As a Visual Artist
Taking the Leap: Building a Career As a Visual Artist

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The Artist's Marketing and Action Plan Workbook
The Artist's Marketing and Action Plan Workbook

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How to Profit from the Art Print Market
How to Profit from the Art Print Market

Visual artists will find this book to be an invaluable reference. It provides insights, advice, examples and resources; all intended to help demystify the arcane world of art print marketing. Barney Davey uses his experiences and perspective culled from advising and observing leading art publishers and print artists in three decades to guide artists towards making informed decisions. By learning to accurately assess their resources, which results in making wise choices, artists can eliminate man...

 
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, 5th ed.: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist, 5th ed.: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul

The classic handbook for launching and sustaining a career that "explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist", with new and expanded resources for succeeding in the burgeoning Internet art market (The New York Times)Now in its fifth edition, with over 85,000 copies of previous editions sold, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist is the preeminent guide to taking control of your career and making a good living in the art world. Drawing on over two decades of experience, Caroll Michels w...

 
Great Jobs for Art Majors
Great Jobs for Art Majors

Answers the question, "What can I do with a major in . . . ?" This series helps students explore career options within their field of study. From assessing individual talents and skills to taking the necessary steps to land a job, every aspect of identifying and getting started in a career choice is covered. Readers learn to explore their options, target an ideal career, present a major as an asset to a job, perfect a job search, and follow through and get results.

 

PROMOTING YOURSELF - Where and How to Promote Yourself

Creating and making your art into something to sell, is just ONE of the things you've got to do, the other major and most important step, is Promoting yourself and/or the things you have made, to sell. Here i will add websites, tutorials and anything else of valued interest that will help you and me achieve some sales..

PROMOTING YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

Self-Promotion for the Creative Person: Get the Word Out About Who You Are and What You Do
Self-Promotion for the Creative Person: Get the Word Out About Who You Are and What You Do

It's called self-promotion for a reason: If you don't do it yourself, it usually doesn't get done! It's definitely a do-it-yourself proposition. It's an overwhelming proposition to make it big in the arts, and impossible if you don't take a proactive role in your promotion. This book will take the mystery out of marketing. It can't force you to embrace the concept, but it will teach you how to do it. It is the willingness (and ability) to market yourself and your art that increases your odds of making it. A lot of creative people have talent, but few have the know-how or desire to promote themselves.

 

Craft Creative Products - craft and art products

Products, craft items that you make things from, or bags, boxes, you can paint and decorate.. Cellophane bags and product display.. all found here on ebay with great prices..

CREATIVE ART & BUSINESS RESOURCES

How to make money from your art Resources : links and tutorials and even success stories that i find useful and motivating. Links to HOW other people have made stuff and sharing the information, and especially HOW TO GUIDES, where to find hard to find products to help you create..

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