How To Sell Your Art (Without Lifting a Finger)

Passive income is every artist’s dream, but when you work in visual mediums, it can seem impossible. Passive income is exactly what it sounds, income that comes to you passively, or with very little work. Typically passive income comes from ad-revenue or royalties earned after you make a monetized post, but what if I told you that it’s possible to turn your artwork into passive income? I’m talking about people being able to buy your artwork as prints, canvases, phone cases, and more, without you ever having to handle a single piece of inventory, package or ship an order.

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How To Turn Social Media Into A Money-Maker Part One: Where You Should Be Posting

Nowadays social media is a huge part of any freelancer’s career, and knowing how and when to use it can make or break your bank. In this series I’m going to cover everything an artist needs to know about social media- What platforms you should be using, when you should post, how to format and promote your posts and how to go from shares to sales. While this isn’t the whole story, (need a complete rundown of social media analytics and methods for artists? Check out my e-book, coming soon!) I promise to give you my very best short-hand speech of how, when, what and where you should be posting!

What Social Media Should An Artist Use?

This in and of itself is a very, very broad question with no one right answer. What the “right” social media for you and your art is will vary greatly based on what you you want to get out of it and the style of your art. What works for one artist may not work for you, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. The easiest solution to what social media you should use is all of them. Or at least several of them at once.

Social media is about reaching an audience, and each platform will have a different audience, that’s why cross-posting your art to as many social medias as you can keep up with can be a great idea. However, this can be chaotic and stressful if you’re trying to keep track of passwords and posting schedules for twenty different accounts across multiple platforms. There are services can manage all of this for you, including automating posts and interactions, but these can cost upwards of $20 a month. If you’re not ready to pay for your posting, your best bet is to choose a few different social medias that fit your style and the audience you’re trying to reach and focus your efforts on those. Below I’ve complied a list of some of the best social medias for artists to help you make your decisions

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SELL BAD ART- and other secrets artists don’t want you to know.

Making money off of art seems like a wonderful, distant dream. Like many other aspiring artists I’ve long looked up to people that seem to have made it, wondering how on earth i could ever be a full-time, freelance artist.

Often times if you ask an artist how they did it, they’ll simply tell you to practice more or gain a social media following, but how exactly do you do that? What are the secret steps to making money off of your art? Whether you’re looking to make some side money, or go full time as a freelancer, here are my top five secret tips and tricks to making money off of your art.

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Budget Vacation to NYC- Less than $1,200!

It’s no secret that traveling is expensive,

-Especially when heading to big cities like NYC. My husband and I have made it our mission in life to visit at least one major city in every state, so far we’ve only checked off three- Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit, but we’ve only been married for a year. With our anniversary approaching we’ve decided to head East and check off a few cities along the way, culminating in a week in NYC, but a quick look at costs in the area knocked that idea from our heads in a minute.

I, however, am not so easily swayed. I was raised by a mother who made four course meals from the food bank and vacations out of park visits, so I knew that with enough research and time, I could make an affordable- and incredible vacation happen.

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