There are lots of good tips and hints and techniques and ideas and advice out there for artists, but they can be hard to find and they don’t always fit properly together. Start with concept boards when you build your own storyboard.
This is the first article in a series on “Effective Ways To Make Money As An Artist.” Here we will look at the most important of those tips, some ways to start earning money as an artist, and some of the things you need to know about how to make money as an artist that aren’t obvious from the surface.
Taking the path of least resistance is an excellent strategy for anyone starting any creative project. You can make your way through difficult or intimidating material much more easily if you know what the road map is, and how to follow it.
I think this is particularly true when you are working to build a career as an artist. Successful artists make it look easy, but that’s only because they’ve made the journey well-planned and streamlined. The energy that you invest in your project should be well-spent; if it isn’t, then the chances are good that you will become distracted by other things — maybe even, if you’re lucky, find yourself quitting after just a few years.
So take the path of least resistance. Plan your professional life around your art, and take all necessary steps to be visible and supportive of it. But don’t overdo it. Make sure there’s always time left to do something else, even if it’s just sitting on the couch watching TV to relax between gigs.
Picking a career path can be daunting. It’s not just deciding which job to get, but also deciding what skills to acquire and what kinds of jobs to pursue.
We’ve all heard the story: “All artists start out poor and starving.” But what if we told you there was a better way to go about it? It’s true that many artists begin life in poverty; however, there are also many artists who started out rich. If you know where to look for these people, you can follow in their footsteps and make the same bank safe.
The most effective way to start in the music business is to have a good record. The music industry is the only industry in which product quality is an important factor in success. Having a great record will get you noticed, and once you are noticed, you will be able to sign better contracts, get better venues for your shows, and so on. If you are a long-shot, then there is nothing more important than having a great record.
But if you are already famous — say, for writing songs or playing in a band — then not having a good record can hurt you badly. It’s best to have people who are already in the business helping you with your career. That means negotiating with people who are already established in the industry — agents, managers, lawyers, promoters, booking agents — rather than doing it yourself. Visit online to check the effective tips as you begin your career as an artist.