As artists and designer we sometimes find ourselves struggling to make a living from our arts or crafts. Lots of companies can find people who will design patterns, videos, projects or catalog for free so they don’t want to pay us. However I have some ideas that I use to create multiple streams of income.
Open an Etsy shop
I don’t know about you but I have already gave all my friends and family more gifts that they need. However I still have lots of finished projects I don’t need or have anything to do with. I opened a shop on Etsy and put all my projects there and what do you know? I even sold some of them.
Start a membership service
If you have a large following or even if you don’t start a membership service. This will be a service for subscribers that you would chrage a small fee for. You can offer video tutorials, knitting or quilting patterns or any other artistic service you think people would be interested in.
Start teaching classes at a local stores, youth or senior citizens centers. You can even start offering classes online. There is a lot of competition out there but if you appeal to your fan base you have a good place to start.
Sell your projects
Sell your projects on holiday fairs or local fairs. This can be hard work but rewarding! Style your table or booth and always have a little something to give as gifts!
I hope these ideas help you spread your thoughts and come up with more ideas!
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Today Einat is a versatile designer who owns her own business. She dabbles in various crafts from scrapbooking and altered art to mixed media and 3D paper crafts. She teaches online classes and design for several companies. She shares her projects and designs on her blog, FB page and very successful YouTube channel.
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