Ever hear the saying about using your skill to profit. It goes a little something like “if you are good at something then you should never do it for free.” It doesn’t matter if you are really good at drafting proposals for companies like electricity companies Texas or just drawing buildings. The same applies to the life and plight of the artisan. As an artist or an artisan, whatever term you like to refer to your ability to give form to your imagination, your greatest ability is realizing your mind’s potential, and the potential of your clients, and that can be a lucrative talent, indeed. One of the best ways to start using your craft for professional purposes is to get a feel for what you can produce and the audience that is willing to buy it. What do the people want and does your product serve any real practical purpose other than being nice to look out. Bear in mind that as far as art goes, art really doesn’t have to do anything other than be admired, but having that be the only objective and limit your audience and your ability to distribute overall. You also want to have a plan going into this including what programs you want to use and how you want to try and sell this. There are lots of online services that take all the confusion out of shipping and ordering and those can help you turn your talent for art into something profitable.
September 29th, 2012