Thursday, June 4, 2020


Artists are so creative and as such, they create beautiful things for aesthetics purpose – these are things that are not much valued before in the real sense of the entrepreneurial world. How time flies. The business world is now glowing with gigs as well as opportunities for artists across the globe. Truth be told, the life of artists isn’t all bloom, they encounter difficulties, too.

So with a pool of amazing talents doing what they know how to do best for fun, the time is now for them to kick start a business in their own desired craft while making a steady financial income to enhance a happy living.

Are you an artist and will like to capitalize on your talent? Are you that creative and wouldn’t mind earning a ends meat through it? If yes, to be highlighted in this article are cool business ideas and opportunities to help you started.

1. Art and Crafts business

Art and craft business is one of the business opportunities that await creative artists. Do you derive joy in creating hats, weaving beads, knitting sweaters, or passionate about making beautiful looking handmade wall decors? If yes, showcase your craft talent to the wider world and make a healthy living from it!

People love art and they can go to any length to buy the artwork with deep meaning plus domestic looking appearance. In fact, as of now, there is a various online marketplace that you can explore to find buyers who will patronize your merchandise. Among the highly celebrated marketplaces for arts and handmade goods are eBay, Supermarket, Etsy, and Aftcra.

2. Collect and Sell Art

Just like the art and craft business, the difference between this and the former is just that you are not the craftsman. So if you possess a nice eye for arts and its beauty, this is a fantastic business idea for you to get yourself established. As an art dealer, your job is to find beautiful artworks and make them available for sale to numerous art enthusiasts.

If you are serious about this business, it could grow massively allowing you to have your very own art gallery. Before you know it, you become a celebrity in your own league just by making the creative artists’ works noticed by the public. However, it’s important to state that art dealers are in strict sense artists themselves because the business requires a good vision and totality of exceptional perspective in art.

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3. Video Production

Yes, video production! If you are good at handling the camera and you can shoot video perfectly with your eyes closed, then this business gig is meant for you as an artist. Since digital marketing revolves around video, in fact, any online business that does not adopt the use of video content marketing is bound to have a problem reaching its desired audience effectively. As a result of this, chances are that you are going to make it big doing this business. So video production requires you to be knowledgeable about the camera, build a concrete portfolio and you are good to go.

4. Write Stories

The word “artist” has a wider meaning and everyone can become an artist. Artists are those that paint, craft and create art. Artists are also writers who create art using a different choice of words. So if your writing prowess is amazing and likes to write short stories, novels, poems, etc. you can covert such hobby into a business by selling your own work. If you don’t have the means to publish a full book, then you can start small by writing articles for online webmasters, bloggers, and various offline magazines. Both online and offline publications of nowadays pay writers on freelance or full-time basis a nice amount for their unique and plagiarised-free works.

5. Graphic Artist

Are you that skilled in creating beautiful visual concepts with a computer system? Have you got a nice taste in color, form and have a unique style in graphic art? Don’t hesitate to start your own graphic art firm and become an authority in the graphic design sector. Opportunities aplenty for you in this sector. You can venture into shirt designing, website designing or another form of graphic merchandise.

6. Creative Consultant

As a creative consultant artist, your work is to map out good concepts, discover brilliant ideas, and help businesses grow and thrive well. This expertise – more than ever – is now highly needed in a growing creative market. In a bid to earn end meat as a creative entrepreneur artist, you can start a creative consulting business where you will be rendering your service to brands, startups, companies, and the likes. Since the business realm is competitive in nature, they will need ‘creativity consultants’ for their business to find lasting solutions, hence, producing good innovation.

7. Calligraphy business

If you posses a good artistic skills and styles, opening a calligraphy studio of your own will definitely enrich your pocket. In case you can’t afford to own a studio of yours, you can begin the business as a freelancer thereby working from home. After all, you will be needing minimal costs to keep the business up and running, with your pen, ink, and paper you are too good to go.

8. Photography

Just like the video production business, if you have a vision and good eye for taking beautiful pictures, you never can tell, a photography business may be your perfect business option as an artist. There are plethora numbers of ways to make ends meet from photography business; you can render portrait services to individuals, people or pets and you can at the same time roll your shutter and click a shot at events places like weddings, birthday parties, house warming, etc.

Read Also: How To Become A Good Travel Photographer

The Bottom Line

Above all, if you really want to make a steady financial income as an artist, you need to keep the momentum and keep the business flag flying high. So far you are patient and remain committed you can reach your highest priorities in a few weeks,

Ikoi Abode Ikenna
Ikoi Abode Ikenna is a Pharmacist living in Lagos, Nigeria. A fan of entrepreneurship, technology, and web development and seasoned blogger, currently the owner and editor of Abode Business ( and West Entrepreneur Forum ( you can follow him on Instagram @pharmabode


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