Starving artists no more. With the growth of the gig economy and the increasing popularity of side hustles, that old cliche no longer has to apply to artists. Here are 10 industries where entrepreneurial artists can succeed in business.
10. 3D printer artist
The increasing popularity and availability of 3D printers has brought with it an entirely new class of artist. If you have knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD), you can create your own designs and figurines, bring them to life with a 3D printer, and sell them on online marketplaces like Etsy or at flea markets, storefronts and galleries.
9. Art teacher
Were you a TA for art classes in college? Have you been able to find and enjoy steady work as an artist? Congratulations. You’re qualified to teach classes and impart your wisdom to aspiring artists or novices. While this option may be best as a part-time gig, you can still make good money offering hourlong classes at local craft and art supply stores, community centers, or your home, or you can become an instructor for a paint-and-sip franchise. If you’re tech-savvy, you can even create and offer your own online courses and webinars.
8. Paint-and-sip franchise owner
If teaching a painting class isn’t your speed, consider opening a franchise like Painting with a Twist or Pinot’s Palette. In case you haven’t yet experienced it for yourself, participants pay a fee to enjoy a fun, relaxing painting class with their friends while sipping their favorite beverages. Become a franchisee, own your own business, and support local artists who can teach the classes.
7. Custom airbrushing
Whether you’re working on cars, motorcycles, murals or clothing, there’s a world of possibilities for an airbrushing artist. You’ll need to purchase some equipment to get started, like an air compressor, stencil materials and, of course, paints and airbrushes. Airbrushing can be done in a well-ventilated storefront, kiosk, or even at home in your garage on a freelance or project basis. You can also create and sell airbrushed paintings.
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