3 Online Income Opportunities for Artists | How to Sell Art Online as a Creator

3 Online Income Opportunities for Artists | How to Sell Art Online as a Creator

Hello, everybody, and welcome back to blogbuzzs, where I teach you different ways that you can make money online while working from home. If you haven’t already, subscribe to my blog for more articles on how to earn an income online. So, a few months ago, I created a poll on my channel asking my subscribers. If you are artistic or would be interested in learning how to make money online, use Your skills as an artist. Most of my subscribers said they weren’t great at art but would like to learn and are interested in earning money by being Creative.

And this could be anything from someone good at drawing or painting, illustrating, creating logos, graphics, etc. So. I have been working on this blog on five ways you can make money online if you are an artist. Or, if you are just a creative person, you do not need to be a professional artist to make money online. But you need to be willing to learn – and you need a good eye for what looks good and practice.

I will release more blogs on my Studio, Jen channel, teaching you how to create logos and design. , And this will help you be successful. Earning money with these methods, I’m going to teach you in this blog.

So I have friends who are artists and have made money on these websites. I have also made money on a few of them with a few of my different side projects. So all these methods are 100 % legit and real. So let’s get started.

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So the first website I’m going to teach you about how you can make money online as an artist is called Society6. So, let’s review some of the highlights. On society. Six! You can sell your original artwork or designs in different forms without worrying about production or shipping. Society6 is a website where you will upload a file, a graphic design Or maybe a picture or something you’ve drawn or created. , And society six will offer users or customers the ability to purchase your design.

For example. Let’s say you drew a beautiful painting of a waterfall. And maybe sFiomeone liked your painting so much. They bought it as a painting for their wall, or they bought it as a coaster, like different posters for their desk or a pillowcase or a duvet cover. You don’t have to worry about creating the actual items. Themselves. Society six will take a commission and do all of the production for you. So it’s basically like you have your store, but all you have to do is upload the design, and they will produce and deliver your design on various media.

I will show you some examples: shortly. , So the artist’s earnings are paid via PayPal on the first business day of each month and credited 30 days after the shipment of each order. Artists earn 10 % of every sale. Now, you might think 10 % is quite low. But you don’t have to pay for the costs of, for example, the pillowcase and all the work involved in printing the artwork onto the pillowcase and shipping it and the shipping costs Society6deals with everything else. So this is the society’s six websites. So basically, I wanted to show you that there are all sorts of features. Products.

Now, right now, a big one. What’s trending in our face masks? Now that everyone has to wear different face masks everywhere.You go because of COVID-19. All of these are different patterns or something that people have created. And whatever your design is, someone might buy it. This $ 14 face mask, for example, and someone has made this little design of this cat and you know basically they’re going to sell these faces. Masks, and you’ll get a commission if someone buys your design, which is printed on this face mask.

So all of these are many different examples, and this is quite a cool and fun niche to get into right now because this is popular. Okay, let’s look at this. For example. This artist here, Madeline Martinez, created this little plant’s design. So that says you like this, and you wanted to buy it. You know she’s selling, these, for all these different costs. . I mean, this is expensive $ 243 just for this large print of this plant, but they will print off this and send it in this large frame.

And you don’t have to do anything other than upload your design. . If we click on her shop, for example. This woman has 148 different designs. And this is her storefront, and you can buy all sorts of different framed art, prints, mini ones or large ones. , And some of her designs are quite simple. And some of these, you can see this says Get Nice naked bum. I mean this, isn’t even really, you know, this is not even anything really difficult to come up with. The person just, you know, has used this Font or created this Font on black. , And this is a bathmat that they’re selling.

We click on this. This website has cheeky little designs. You know this is really. This is very simple, and they’re selling these as framed art prints as a wood wall. Art. And all you have to do is upload your little logo, design, or whatever you’ve come up with, and people can buy this from your store. So here is an example of a poster set I bought from my friend’s shop to support him. And he is an artist on Society6. He created this painting of a park in Madrid.

And now he sells these different designs on society. Six, and you can buy them as coasters, duvet covers, pillowcases, or framed artwork for your wall. , And he gets a commission every Time. Someone buys something from his shop. So if you go to Society6. Com/sell/art will show you exactly how it works. Number one. You upload your work. You create an account. You start uploading to your artist shop to your design and enable products you can enable a best-in-class array of wall, art, home decor, furniture, apparel and lifestyle Products. Three start selling, promote your work and watch the earnings rolling for the setback.

We fulfil print and ship everything, so you can get back to doing what you love and create more art. . So Society6 takes care of all the difficult parts. And you need to focus on creating art and promoting it. . So you know whether that is sharing your designs on Pinterest or YouTube, or with your friends and family on Facebook and using you know, SEO and keywords, try to sell your designs and get them to become popular on the website . But this is a way to get started with selling your artwork. You’re not going to become rich overnight. You need to build up a presence and have quality work. . But eventually you know people could find your work. And you know you can make commission this way as my friend has. And all you have to do is click Register. And you can say, Are you here to discover or upload art? So you would click Upload art, and then you can start creating your storefront here.

Another thing I want to show you is: there’s a website called similar web, where we can analyze any website to see the type of traffic, because there are a lot of different websites. Similar to society six, but maybe you’re asking how many people are visiting these websites looking for something to buy and not just using Amazon, for example. So let’s go ahead and analyze Society6. com. So here you can see a little bit of information about this website. You can see this isn’t a brand-new website. This website was founded in 2009.

It’s the number eight website for arts and entertainment worldwide, according to the category rank here. , You know there are more and more people visiting this website. In March, you can see 3 million, almost 4 million people, 5 million people on April, 5 million in June, and almost 7 million people viewing this website in July. You can also see where people are looking from now. One of the beautiful things about this website is that you might be from India or the Philippines or something and have a piece of your artwork there. . But people from the United States will be able to buy your piece of artwork because they’re Producing this artwork in the United States.

So they will ship it from the United States to whoever the client is, even though the artist is in the Philippines or India. So as long as you can accept money with PayPal, which I know is a struggle for some countries. And that’s why I have other options, and I’m going to show you in this blog for earning as an artist that does not pay with just PayPal. But this is a great option for you.


The second way you can earn money as an artist or creator is with a website called 99designs. There are two ways you can work with. 99Designs.com. You can work directly with clients with a one-to-one project where you would design a Project or design something custom for your client. But, more typically, before you reach that point, you will compete with the community in a design contest, which is the other way you can work with 99designs. , So basically, let’s say there’s a company that wants to design a certain type of logo, but they don’t know exactly what they want. They might say Hi, I have a cleaning company.

I like the colours, blue and pink. , And I want the logo to be in a circle, and this is the name of the logo. Well, you will compete with a bunch of designers trying to create the logo that this person will pick. And if they pick you, you’ll get paid for that design. Now, of course, this is competitive, but it is a fun way to learn and practice your skills while competing in a contest. And eventually, if you start to have people pick your design, you will build a portfolio and become better known within The community of 99 designs. And then you’re more likely to get jobs to work directly with clients.

And it’s also just an interesting way to sort of practice. Your skills and challenge yourself to become a better logo or graphic designer. Artist. So 99designs offers two different payment options: Payoneer, and there’s no withdrawal fee, free activation, and low charges apply. And there’s a 24 to 48-hour turnaround. The other option is with PayPal; no withdrawal fee charges apply, and there’s a two- to three-day turnaround. So this is a great website for artists in different countries who may not accept PayPal but accept Payoneer.

Okay, so this is 99designs are right here, I’m on the 99designs. Es, but you can go to 99designs.com. They have many different websites and extensions depending on the country that you are looking from.  So you can see the different sorts of things. People are creating here. There are product labels, logo designs, and business cards. . So here’s an example. This client here wanted to get a have. A logo. , So this is the contest that they had. And this is the winner of the contest. So this designer would have been paid for creating this Little logo. Here. And the client would have a brief here. They’d say the industry that they’re in their slogan, design, inspiration, and logos that they liked.

Then they say the colours they’re interested in and the design style they like, and they pay for the $ 300 package. Now you would get a commission of that, not the full amount because 99designs does take a profit. , And then you can see here there were 110 design entries from 52 different designers, so you were competing. This person was competing with 52 different designers. And some of them had multiple design entries. , And then there was one winner. So if you’re looking, you have a one-in-50 chance of winning, which isn’t a huge Chance.

But this does allow you to compete with other people and to sort of practice and improve and become better at your design and logo creation skills. . So if you want to become a designer with 99designs, you go to 99designs. com/designers. And then, you can click on Apply now. And it’s free to sign up.

You say: you’re a designer. And again, there are two different ways to work. You can work directly with clients or compete with the community in a design contest. So the negative is that you know if you participate in a contest and don’t win, you will get all the rights to your work. , So you can use those in your portfolio.

Unfortunately, you won’t get paid, but it gives you a chance to build your portfolio and improve your design and skills. And then eventually, hopefully, you’ll be able to build a good enough portfolio to work directly with clients on this website. So again, we’re gon na go to a similarweb.com.

And look at the stats of this website. . This was founded in 2006. You can see that they’re averaging over 3 million visitors per month, closer to 4 million visitors per month. So there are a lot of people coming to this website. And you can see here that 99 designs. com. de. Fr. So I think the stats of all of these combined would be even greater. So I would go ahead and create an account at 99designs. Com or whatever country you’re in because it’s all connected to the same website. , Okay, so the third way you can earn money as an artist is with a website similar to society.


So with RedBubble, you can sell your original artwork or designs in different forms in your online shop without worrying about production or shipping. So it’s very similar to society. Six, where you would upload a design that you have created yourself. And then that design can be sold in the form of a facemask or a sticker or a T-shirt or a piece of artwork to put on someone’s wall. And then you don’t have to worry about it. Shipping it to anyone or producing it Red Bubble will do that for you.

You have to worry about creating artists. Earnings are paid via PayPal. Payments are made monthly via PayPal once you reach $ 20 in profit. This is the website right here. Redbubble. Com. And, as you can see, right now, face masks are a huge thing because everyone will wear them. You know right now. It’s the new normal. , So people are selling tons of different faces, masks and different little fun.

Creative ones. – And that is a really big thing right now – that even has its category right here, all masks adult masks. Kid masks. Let’s look at teen masks. , Yes, there are all sorts of fun little designs that people are coming up with. So You can see. There are shop masks, shops for stickers, t-shirts, posters, walls, art, and clothing. You can go ahead and click on sell your art to learn more about it. Suppose you were to sell on this website. Sell your art printed on high-quality products to a global audience.

It’s fun, easy and quick to get started. So if you want to know how Red Bubble works, you upload your designs to products in your shop. Customers find and purchase products they love featuring Your designs and products are produced to order and shipped worldwide. And customers get an awesome product, and you get paid. So you can choose to put your arm on whatever product you want. So, this is the little design right here.

You could Sell it as a painting, a piece of clothing, an iPhone case or a T-shirt. You have control over what you earn with flexible pricing. There are anti-piracy and watermark features to protect your designs. , And then you have support for customers, 24 seven. So you go ahead and sign up and will sign up as an artist to fill in all of your information. And then, you can begin to create your shop. Again.

If this is something that you’re interested in knowing you know more step-by-step about how you would upload it and how exactly you go about this process. ? Let me know in the comment section because I will make blogs specifically for Society6 and 99designs and Red Bubble, for you know each of these different websites. And I Will put those on my Studio, Jen website, where I will be talking more about graphic design and logo creation. They also have a help centre. That gives you in-depth information on how to start designing and uploading your work and even promoting your shop. So you can make more money.

Let’s go ahead and look at the analytics on a similarweb.com. You can see here that this was founded in 2006. And you can see they have millions and 26 million 25 million 21 million. , And this is right now, up to 32 million visitors in July. It seems just to be going up more and more and more now that people are online more and people are shopping online and not going to stores as much Because of the pandemic. People are going to websites like this to buy their face masks.


So they have something cool to wear when they’re going to town, for example, Of course, these statistics also take into account people who are you know sellers for this website visiting this website. But this is a huge number of people, many of whom are buyers and people looking for different products. So this blog is getting pretty long and I’ve already discussed three different ways to earn money. As an artist online. , I will be making the second part of this blog, Part Two, where I will discuss two or possibly three other methods to make money online as an artist. So I will release the second part of this tutorial later this week. So, thank you once again for watching. . If you have any questions or comments, make sure to leave them in the section below. and thank you once again for reading.

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