October 13, 2017

12 Steps To Become A Successful Artist

Do want to become a successful artist? If you’re a creative and artistic individual, it’s totally possible to follow your dreams and earn a healthy living as an artist. Are you up for the challenge?

Artist dipping a paintbrush into bright colors on an artist's palette

Not everyone is cut out to make it as an artist. It’s a tough niche to break into. In order to become a successful artist you have to treat your artistic talents like a job -e ssentially you’ll be an art entrepreneur.

How To Build Your Professional Portfolio

With the right strategies in place, you can build your artist reputation, create impressive art pieces, and make money as an artist. Are you ready to learn what you need to do?

There’s no exact recipe for success in the artistic niche, but if you want to become a successful artist you need to do these things:

  1. Find Your Passion
  2. Master Your Art Form
  3. Study Art & Take Art Courses
  4. Push Your Artistic Limits
  5. Grow Your Art Portfolio
  6. Build You Social Profile & Web Presence
  7. Dedicate Time To Your Artistic Pursuits
  8. Find An Art Mentor
  9. Treat Art Like A Business
  10. Network With The Art Community
  11. Market Yourself And Your Artistic Talents
  12. Work With An Art Agent

If someone tells you that making it as an artist is easy, they’re lying to you. It’s hard work and not everyone is going to make it. We encourage you to follow your dreams, but also be realistic. It’s always smart to keep a day job that allows you to pay the bills. There are also high paying art careers with cool employers who will pay you good money to put your artistic talents to work. To find these jobs, search for creative and artistic jobs on the JobMonkey JobCenter.

Artistic careers come in a wide variety of niches. If you want to become an successful artist, you might be a:

When you find your talent and your passion, you can become successful doing what you love. It’s not always an easy process, but stay focused, positive, and determined and you can do it. Becoming a successful artist won’t happen overnight. Stick with it and continue creating amazing art and hopefully you’ll be able to make it happen. Best of luck!

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About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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