In today’s world there are a countless number of doctors and lawyers, nowadays there are very few craftspeople.
These craftspeople include everybody from metal workers to screen printing specialists.
As you can picture this is a rather large group of people to try and separate and be unique within. So many of these amazing craftspeople end up working a simple nine to five job and not sharing their art with the rest of the world.
This is a really sad fact about the world is that because we are currently in a technology-driven world, we often miss out on the opportunity to see some of the best artwork we will ever see, what is even sadder is that many of us would not even pay the price that these amazing artists are selling their artwork at.
This, of course, has created a massive gap in the art market which is virtually impossible to fill thanks to the lack of funds available.
Because this gap exists it has forced many talented young people into working a deadbeat job, just to survive so maybe one day they will be able to sell their artwork.
However, there is a way for these students and young people to make money and that is by working online.
What options are there?
There are two main options in which young artists can make money and they are as follows;
- Online Freelancing
- Selling their art through an online store
Many companies are always looking for a young and talented artist to do some graphic designs for them, and by choosing to make use of a freelancing website like fivver and Freelancer.com these young artists are able to make a quick and simple buck.
The other option that artist have, is to form a group with other artists or even go solo and create a website with an online store.
Much like the idea of selling stock photography, by choosing to sell items online these artists are not limited to any design or form of medium and we often see that the most common or rather the bestselling online items are custom print clothing.
There is always a market for clothing and a young, fresh new design is always welcome in the world.
Setting up the online store
The first things that you will need to set up your online store is a computer, camera, screen printer (or whatever your median of choice is) and a shop name.
The next step is to choose a platform on which to host your shop with, personally, I really like WordPress.com as it is free to use and offers the most about of freedom out of all the other platforms.
Next, you will need to set up your website, make sure it looks good.
Upload your pictures and share the news that your website is open for businesses.
It is a good idea to make use of SEO to ensure your site is constantly improving.