Our technology evolves at an unprecedented speed, enabling people to do more with less.
The hungry business community caught on to this and went to work turning crazy ideas into products and services, which in turn had the power to provide independent, financial stability for that business person. It doesn’t matter what popularized the idea of entrepreneurship, whether it was the 2008 recession, the lack of loyalty from employers, or the internet generations’ refusal to trade happiness and time for money, people are striving for that independence and financial stability more than ever before. In 2009, IndieGoGo caught on to this trend and gave entrepreneurs a way to crowd-fund their start-up company, effectively empowering the independent start-up culture.
Entrepreneurs in the start-up company realm no longer need bank loans or angel investments to get started.
You’re probably not that excited to look at your artwork from an entrepreneurial standpoint, but that’s exactly what you need to do if you want to successfully make a living from your work as an artist.
It’s about organization.
It’s about drive.
If you’re serious about making a living from your creative work, then you need to organize how you operate. The best way to do that is to take a more entrepreneurial approach to your business as an artist, including how you present your products, offer services, attract a following and interact with customers.
It doesn’t take much to get started, and you can do it at no cost in most cases.
I’ll be exploring this idea extensively here at CreativeBlogger, as I think it’s something a lot of artists are missing.
Here’s a look at a few things I’ll be writing about:
- Discovering what products / services you have to offer
- The presentation of your gallery or portfolio of work
- Building your brand as an artist
- Content marketing
- Making sales
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