Artist on the Rise: Jumpstart Your Business in Your Garage
October 29, 2021
How many times have you heard people saying, “there is no money in art”? While there is some truth in it as many perceive art as just a hobby and not supposed to be a profession. Therefore, most consume art without thinking of how to compensate artists well. Even in most situations, people would ask for artwork for free. And they have the gall to say–there is no money in art. Like any other profession, artists devote time, energy, and skills to produce results. So how come some don’t put a premium on art? The answer is bleak, but one thing artists can do collectively is to assert their worth. Never sell yourself short because doing that will hurt the other artists and the industry as a whole. Maybe the next concern is how to price your artwork. There is no definite pricing. But what you can do is compute your expenses from materials to electric consumption to the number of hours it takes you to finish one artwork. While it is only natural to price it too low at first just to get the ball rolling, but when your portfolio gets thicker, and clients show a willingness to pay at a higher price, then it is time to take it up a notch. Starting a career or business in art is as risky as it gets. There is no easy path. You have to invest in your work big time, and you have to persevere and be patient. Only a few get to rake in money, honestly. But if you have the right mindset and strategy to make it work, then art can move from a pleasurable hobby to a profitable business.