How to Make a Living as an Artist
We want to be the first to tell you that it is absolutely possible to make a living as an artist in this day and age. Even if right now, it may seem impossible. Creator Connect is an amazing platform, resource and community that will help you as an artist in many ways, and so today, we wanted to share some tips with you to help you make a living as an Artist.
The best way to get your name out there is to network! Attend events, connect with artists who inspire you and start sharing your work and passion. If no one even knows you're an artist or the type of work you create, how is anyone going to buy from you?
Network, network and network some more! Creator Connect hosts many events for artists and artees, so it's the perfect place to network! Aren't close to our headquarters in Miami? Download our app and start networking on there.
2. Join a supportive community
Having a supportive community will really help you when you are going through both good and bad times within your art career. Find a local group of artists. Join Facebook groups like ours. Find a mentor. Having a community is so important, especially in the beginning.
3. Participate in showcases and gallery events
This is so important. You need to get your artwork seen! If people like what they see, then you'll have great word-of-mouth, so make sure you have a website and social media presence, so people can look for you. Find local showcases to be featured in, look for hotels and restaurants who showcase artwork, join a gallery - get your best pieces out there to be seen!
Creator Connect also hosts showcases, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list, so you don't miss out on any future events.
4. Commit to your art
If you want to make your full-time living off being an artist, you have to truly commit to your art. Even if that means working a part-time job during the day and doing your art throughout the night in the beginning. Make your art a priority and treat it like it's your full-time business, and it will eventually become that.
Believe in yourself and in your art. You're an artist, and a really good one. And be sure to charge what your art is worth - gone are the days of doing your art for free.
5. Grow your social media following
Social media can be so powerful for your art. An Instagram page is a great way to share your art and build a fan base. You can even sell your art straight through your social media platforms.
To get started growing your social media following, really get to know your audience. What type of person likes your art? Who would buy your art? Ask yourself these questions and come up with the perfect ideal customer, and then target them in your content. Research hashtags to use, so users can easily find your content, and be sure to hashtag #creatorconnect, so we can see your amazing art as well!
6. Sign up as an Artist with Creator Connect
Creator Connect connects artees with artists for custom artwork. This is a great place to start creating custom artwork and actually get paid for it as well. We have over 100 artists on our platform, and we would love for your to be apart of our artist community!