Art is great, it gives you the opportunity of doing what you love and creating something you believe could change the way people think about themselves or the entire world for that matter. It gives you an opportunity to express yourself, to show the world that you can do something, and not only that, but also to show that you are great at doing that. However, there is one problem; unless you’re a famous artist, than you won’t earn a lot by doing arts. But, perhaps there is a way for you to make some money on your art, and we are going to give you some guidelines that might help you on that path.
First of all, you could try to sell your art online. Internet is full of various websites, and some of them deal with selling pieces of art; or you could just try to sell it on one of the numerous websites used to sell anything, such as eBay. That way, there is a good chance that someone would see your work and buy it. And who knows, a famous arts dealer might even catch an eye on you or your work.
If you truly believe that your work is good, you could try offering it to various arts dealerships, and give it to them on consignment – let them sell it, and in return you will give them a percentage of the earnings. However, this only works if those arts dealerships truly believe that they could sell your art. But, the good thing about it is the fact there is no need to pay them anything an advance – they will get their money when they sell your art, which will be another motive for them to try and sell it.
Figure out if there is an art gallery in your town, and ask them would it be okay if you had an exhibition there. There is no need for you to rent the entire gallery for your exhibition, you could just rent a couple of booths and display some of your best work there. This is not that expensive, and it will give you a sense of what the people who love art really think of your work. This may give you some pointers that could only improve your work in the future.
And finally, you can try promoting yourself. Now, this is strongly tied with the amount of money you have, or you are willing to spend, but like the old saying goes: “You have to spend money to make money”. If you really don’t have any money for this, you could try selling your art on the street. That way, you can make some money without having to spend it, but you have to keep in mind that the amount of money you make would not be that big.
These are just some actions you can take in order to promote your work and to try and make some money on it. Be inventive, and try to come up with new ways, because those with ingenuity are destined for great things.Read More