Side Hustles, pt 2 - Art
Hi, and welcome back to my posts on my side hustles. Besides being a writer, a lot of you who have interacted with me here or on other sites probably know that I am also an artist. I suppose that I am actually an artist first, as I did get a college degree for that (BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts).
Of course, you don't need a degree or even a formal education to be good at art - it's just something that helps you get extra training and also helps you learn more about art in history and concept. But even though I went to school for it, I'm not, and really never have, worked full-time as an artist. I came close when I was teaching art at the local community college, but that was a part-time job, and even though I have always done portraiture on commission and also privately tutored students in art, it didn't bring in enough of a steady income to live on.
I currently have an administrative job that pays well, but as I expressed in Part 1, I would really rather look toward building an independent income. The ways I am currently trying (and planning to try) to earn money from my art are Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest, Patreon, Print-on-Demand (POD) sites like RedBubble, TeePublic, or Teespring, and possibly YouTube or my own website.
Instead of putting over half a dozen links here, I'll just save space and say I think you can find ALL of those sites by just putting in the names plus .com. In the further interest of not making this one post really, really long, I will go into more detail on each of those in upcoming posts. Thanks for hanging out with me. Hope you like my artwork, above!
Image Credit » My original artwork