Are there new ways for artists to make money online? I have pondered this many times and have discovered that it is a difficult venture to pursue. When I was a young and struggling artist, I always believed that if I simply have shows, put up a website and talk about my work and inspirations on a blog, they would come and I will make money. Right?
Well, not really, we wish it would be that easy. But to build residual income online takes time. But how do you do it? Where do you start? Do I even know how to? I also had those same questions.
The truth is many artists don’t know any idea how to promote or market themselves online. But guess what? This artist does! But I learned it the hard way and it took time to really understand how the experienced online marketers do it. What I discovered was that it really isn’t that hard.
As an artist, I understand how difficult it is to establish income through the creation of art. Exhibiting in shows, creating prints, freelance commissions and even residencies are some of the common ways of establishing income.
But there are new ways of generating residual income online. And there are ways to do it! It only takes two important and fundamental terms. It is the key link for artists building residual income online.
The two fundamental ideas are quite simple to understand and those are:
These are the two most important factors you need to understand in building residual income online. How does that work? As an artist, your first step is to integrate your skills and talents to the numerous online opportunities. Like blogging and owning a website. But wait; you may be asking yourself that you already have those things.
But you need to really ask yourself, is it making me residual income?
That’s where collaboration comes in; this is when you begin to work with other artists and share new ideas. Starting a new online venture can be very exciting. Especially when you work with other like-minded individuals. Artists do this all the time! Its how we get our juices flowing and how work gets done. Understanding these two important terms will help you begin realizing how you will be utilizing your current skills in affiliate marketing, online art consultation and new online business opportunities.