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How to Diversify Your Income as an Artist

Do you work as an artist? If you’ve been in the art game for any length of time, you know that earning an income in this industry is far from certain. You might have very little control over when or how often you can land client work, depending entirely on your clients and what projects they have available at any given time. Diversifying your income can help you gain some control over your earning potential so you can generate income more predictably. Here are some tips from We Are Jersey to help you branch out and make some extra money!

Start a Side Business

Starting a side business is a great way to earn money while you work to build your art career. You could start a business selling products or services—the choice is yours!

Sell Art Products

Building new income streams into your existing art business is another good way to diversify your income.

License Your Artwork

Licensing your work will enable you to receive royalty payments from companies that want to use your art in their products.

Launch a Course

Selling a course or teaching live workshops will enable you to share your talents with the world while making some money at the same time.

Thanks to the internet, the plight of the struggling artist is easy to overcome. There are so many different ways to make money out there. You could sell your artwork, teach others how to do what you do, or launch a side business doing something entirely different. Brainstorm some income ideas and get started on your new project today!


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