Make Serious Money Online

Are you looking to scratch that creative itch while earning some money online? Then you have come to the right place. Indeed, there are a variety of artistic options that can help you generate an income to consider. Just keep reading to find out what they are. 

Selling vectors

Vector graphics are prized because of their ability to be sized up and down without any pixelation. Of course, this means that there is a market for these types of artworks, and you can make a pretty penny selling them if you choose to. 

Indeed, for folks looking for images for their websites, to bloggers looking to illustrate their writing vectors are a hugely popular option. However, it’s worth noting that you will need to create the right type of files, using the right tools. 

The most commonly used file type for vectors is SVG, which is short for Scalable Vector Graphics. Not all drawing or artwork packages automatically allow you to create vectors either. For example, the popular drawing app on the Ipad Procreate only works in pixels. This means you can’t create a vector using procreate, instead you will need to use a platform like Adobe Illustrator to create your file, or else convert them to the correct format. 

It’s also worth noting that just like when you sell something creative on any platform, creating it is only half of the equation. You will still need to market and promote it to maximize your sales, something that will require skills such as SEO. 

Teaching art online

If you are looking for a creative way of making money online while helping others and doing what you love, then teaching art courses and skills is a great option. You have the option of teaching such courses live or pr-recording them and then offering access to those recordings for a fee. 

Indeed, many platforms allow you to do this including Domestika, Craftsy, and Skillshare. You can also use Youtube in this way, although your income won’t come from students paying for your course, but from adverts and sponsorship instead. 

Of course, there are a few factors you need to consider when teaching art online. The first is that expertise is where the big money is, so if you can paint, draw, or sculpt a specific subject like portraits, monsters, or flowers very well, or if you can create a particular medium like polymer clay, oils, or watercolors you have the best chance of generating a healthy income. 

Mint and sell NFTs 

You may have already heard of NFT’s or non-fungible-tokens, but there is still some confusion as to what they are. Put simply, NFTs are art or other creative works that are stored as unique units of data on a blockchain. 

They are highly collectible right now and offer the creativity that made them several ways to generate income. The first of these is to sell them as a one-off piece. However, it’s also possible to sell multiple copies of the same work or to allow buyers to resell the work later on and profit from this with royalties. 

One of the most important elements when it comes to making money from NFTs is that they must be priced correctly. This is because if you price them too high you may have trouble selling. But pricing them too low can mean little profit, or even in some cases, a loss as minting and auctioning NFTs can be an expensive process. 

The good news is there is a way to avoid extortionate fees when creating crypto art, and it’s to use a platform that keeps their charges as low as possible. Indeed, there are several platforms now operating in the NFT space that are deliberately trying to revolutionize the market by keeping their chargers low. Just be sure to do your homework on the costs each platform charges before you decide to min and sell your NFTs with them. 

Selling finished pieces 

Probably the most obvious way for a creative to make money online is to sell completed one-off pieces of art, such as a physical canvas. Indeed, selling completed works ready to hang does offer the possibility of charging a higher price for a piece, as long as you find the right clients.  

However, the market is very saturated with such works right now, which means unless you have a very distinctive or on-trend style you can struggle to move your work. Additionally, when you sell ready-to-hang pieces you will need to deal with the packaging and posting elements of the purchase, something that will cost you resources in both time and money. 

To get around this many artists are choosing to sell prints of their works instead. This can be a little easier as they are less hassle to ship than a full-size canvas. Additionally, some platforms allow customers to print the artwork they choose on-demand, which means the only thing the artist needs to do is upload a good-quality image.  

Sell merch 

There is a huge market for products displaying creative works of art right now, from mugs to socks, to scarves. Indeed, by adding your art to practical items that your customers can use you can vastly expand your market. 

Of course, not everyone fancies spending all their free time screen printing onto T-shirts or applying vinyl decals to mugs. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this part to sell items with your design. Instead, you can use a print-on-demand service and have them do it for you. 

All you need to do is upload a good-quality file of your original image. The print-on-demand service will then be able to show you what this would look like on a range of blanks, as well as do the manufacturing part for you. 

Indeed, many print on demand services are designed to drop ship products directly to your clients, so the admin and additional work involved is minimal. Some even have integrations that allow you to sell these products on platforms like Etsy, essentially setting up a dropshipping business for products with your own designs. 

Although, these services do not come for free. Therefore, you can expect to pay a hefty commission on each order for the manufacturer and post of packing of the items. 

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