With the growth of the gig economy and the increasing popularity of side hustles, that old starving artist’s adage no longer applies to today’s artists. Here are few industries where entrepreneurial artists can succeed in business.
If you are ready to turn your love of art into a lucrative business with these startup ideas. Then read through this content of artists friendly business ideas from start till finish. Art startups are as follows:
3D printer artist
The rise and increasing popularity and availability of 3D printers have brought with it an entirely new class of artists. If you have knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD), you can create your own designs and figurines, bring them to life with a 3D printer, and sell them on online marketplaces, like Etsy, or at flea storefronts, galleries, and markets.
Video game designer
Video games have become so much more advanced, detailed, and lifelike over the last couple of years, especially with the advent of VR. If you have the right skills and connections to tap into that industry, you can cultivate one hell of a career and make quite a pretty penny.
You can use that knowledge and your artistic talents to create and develop one-of-a-kind website designs if you know HTML and CSS programming. While many companies provide out-of-the-box designs for those looking to build their own site, many individuals and businesses pay top dollar for an innovative design that sets their website apart from the rest of the pack.
If you’re looking to create work offline, you can help clients design magazine and book layouts, greeting cards, newsletters, etc. Once you have a steady client base, you can consider going into business for yourself.
Have you been able to find and enjoy steady work as an artist? You’re qualified to teach classes and impart your wisdom to aspiring novices or artists. If you’re tech-savvy, you can even create and offer your own online courses and webinars.
Paint-and-sip franchise owner
If teaching isn’t your speed, consider opening a franchise, like Painting with a Twist or Pinot’s Palette. If you haven’t yet experienced it for yourself, participants pay a fee to enjoy a fun, relaxing painting class with their friends while sipping their favorite beverages.
Become a franchisee, own your own business and support local artists who can teach the classes.
Any business that hasn’t joined the world of video is going to need to as soon as possible to reach their designated audience as effectively as possible. These businesses will need knowledgeable and talented camera producers, operators, and editors to create these videos.
Just as every business needs a video to effectively advertise and market to prospects and customers, they need a creative, entertaining, and inventive copy to capture the voice and vibe of the company.
If you have a way with words, access to the internet, and exquisite attention to detail, you can turn your skills into some extra cash. One of the best things about finding writing work, there are no upfront costs or investments needed to start building your business, so bonus.
Along with great copy, many marketing, and advertising videos, today rely on great animation to convey the company’s voice and message.
If you have experience working as a multimedia artist or animator, you could work with video production companies to create animated videos their clients can then use in their social media and marketing strategies or for general presentations.
With the need for more video content, the demand for talented animators is on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down.
If you have a great photographic eye, starting your own photography business or working as a freelance photographer can be a great side hustle or your main gig. If you’d prefer not to work directly with clients yet, you could sell your images online as artwork.
Today, you don’t need to attend beauty or cosmetology school to launch a successful makeup business; a good reputation with your clients and a strong knowledge of the ever-changing cosmetics industry are enough to get you going.
Since beauty professionals often build their businesses through client referrals, offer your services to friends and family for free or at a discounted rate.
According to WikiHow, to become a tattoo artist, you need to complete an apprenticeship with an experienced tattoo artist, take tattooing courses and obtain your state certification. If tattooing isn’t your thing, you can design tattoos for popular artists or sell your original designs to studios.
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