Creating a Mobile Independent Artist Business - Part 13: Expansion

If your business is keeping you busy that can be a good sign, however, if you've reached capacity with your schedule and are still not earning the income you hoped for (or you just want to earn more), it may be time to think about expansion.

In the previous post I suggested 'over commitment' as a potential pitfall that could lead to bad word of mouth and a loss of future business. One way I suggested to overcome this is to hire trusted freelancers to do the excess work for you.

Which is great if you're providing an arts based service that doesn't rely on your specific artistic talent. Not as useful if you personally are being commissioned to create art in your unique style.

However I have an option for you too...

Creating a Mobile Independent Artist Business - Part 12: Pitfalls to be Wary of

By now you should have enough information to begin setting up your own Mobile, Independent, Artist Business. Last post I looked at pricing your art, this post I'll look at some of the pitfalls that can bring you unstuck or just slow your business down.

This list is by no means exhaustive but it does cover issues that I've personally had to navigate running my own Artist Business.

Creating a Mobile Independent Artist Business - Part 11: Pricing your art

Now that you have options for where to sell your art or make money from it (Part A and Part B), the question is how much do you charge for your art? Working out prices is one of the first questions new artists moving into a career often ask.

There are many different approaches to pricing your art with many different factors to take into account. In this article I'll look at, what I think, is the simplest method to get you started with setting your prices from the point of view of running a business and earning enough to live on.

Creating a Mobile Independent Artist Business - Part 10: Opportunities to make money (Part B)

Last post I began describing a few Opportunities to make money from your art. This post I'll continue on with a few more ways. As mentioned previously this list is by no means exhaustive. I do not recommend any particular opportunity over another. Some I have personally tried whilst others I have discovered in the course of writing this article. You should do your own research to see if an opportunity is the right fit for your goals.

The main purpose of presenting these opportunities is to simply broaden your knowledge of the many possibilities online for making money from your art. Just remember, whatever path you take is going to require hard work and dedication. There is no choosing an option and then sitting back to watch the money roll in. If there were such opportunities, those would be the only ones I'd recommend.

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