Realizing that your hobby or passion has the potential to make money is a game-changer. If you’re an artist, that means a stream of income while you’re in school. These tips from veteran Ghanaian artist Bright Ackwerh on how he makes a living off his craft will help you get started to monetize your art even while you’re in school.
Fulfill Art Requests For Money
One way that artists, including Bright Ackwerh, make money with their skills is by taking on commissions. These are custom requests that people would pay you for. Of course, to get commissions you need to be showing your work. A lot. That means sharing your pieces on your Instagram page, stories, indicating that you’re open to requests and sharing wherever else you can.
Sell Merchandize With Your Art
Depending on the type of art that you make, you might be able to make arrangements with a printer to get your art on some tees. You can sell the shirts factoring in the fact that people are also paying for the art. And you can be creative with what you’re putting your art on. It could be phone cases or you could even go more traditional and print onto canvases.
Teach And Sell Art Supplies
In the end, it’s all about how creative you can be in finding ways to make money from your art. If you have a line on some inexpensive art suppliers, you can turn yourself into a middle man that sells those supplies for a cut. You can also position yourself as someone who can teach. If you make digital art that could mean selling lessons where you teach someone to use Photoshop or Procreate.