Artists can’t all be Picasso. In fact, most of the artists whose paintings sell for millions today were paupers when they were alive. Artists can always do with some extra cash. And instead of doing menial tasks which lead nowhere, tamper with your self-confidence, and frustrate you, here are some real artist’s work you can do online to earn money.
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1. An artist can sign up to Fiverr for a variety of jobs
Those who haven’t used Fiverr have heard of it. It’s a popular website on which you can get anything done for a fiver. You can have gifts made, edit your essay, get a voice over done, get tips and advice, etc.
If you can’t get it done on Fiverr, you can’t get it done anywhere. If you’re an artist, or studying to become an artist, here are some quick ways you can earn money easily online on Fiverr without leaving the comfort of your sofa.
This is a ripe business. Research shows that one in eight people in the Western world has got a blog. Let’s say that half of these people don’t have a talent for designing or artistic work. They want a blog logo, header or favicon, so they head to Fiverr to hire someone to do it. They come across many gigs (the jobs on Fiverr are called ‘gigs’), but the one that catches their eye, is the beautifully displayed art work done by a talented artist.
All of the gigs cost the same amount, so the one the potential client will go with, is the one they think can offer more for their money. You’re an artist with a proven track record. You’ll get the gig to create large numbers of logos, headers and favicons.
2. An artist can create e-book covers for self-published authors
As an author, I know how important it is to have an attractive book cover. According to my publishers and the instructions on Amazon kindle publishing page, readers do indeed judge books by their covers. Therefore, books with better looking, professional covers get better reviews and are more popular.
This is where the artist’s job starts. An artist can set himself/herself up as one who designs e-book covers. You never have to actually produce a hard-copy, since kindle book covers are virtual.
Once you’ve done a few pleasing book covers, and have marketed your services (perhaps by doing a few book covers for free) you could essentially set up your business and earn a nice sum without the overhead of a brick and mortar business.
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3. An artist can sell paintings on eBay or on blogs and picture websites
Artists no longer need to have gallery openings and elaborate showings that cost more to exhibit than they make. It’s easy to paint your actual pictures or create them with the multitude of online picture tools, and sell these online – for simply no overhead expenses whatsoever.
eBay and websites or blogs are the best places for selling your material. After you’ve built up a loyal fan base, marketing yourself will take less time because your popularity will grow organically.
Are you an artist? Have you used any of these online tools to earn money? What other ways can you recommend for artists to earn cash online?