Are you thinking of starting an art business? If you’ve been working at a creative practice and think you want to turn it into a business, some of the following thoughts may have crossed your mind:
- Am I ready to sell my work?
- Is my work good enough to sell?
- Do I have time to start a business?
- Where do I start?
Or, maybe you are selling your work, but you can’t seem to get traction with your business, and you’re wondering what it is that you are missing.
A visual art business can be an exciting and rewarding way to earn income, but only if you have laid a good foundation for your business and prepared for the work that needs to be done. There is rarely a perfect time to start a business, but there are some signs that are good indicators of whether or not you are ready.
If this topic interests you, get ready for a series of posts going over the different signs that you might be ready to start an art business.
To get things started, Sign #1 is that you have a vision for your art business.
If you have a clear picture of what your successful art business will look like, this is a great start that you might be ready. Having a vision of where you want to go with your business allows you to map out a clear path to achieve it.
If you think you want to sell your work, but you’ve never really thought about what your art business would actually look like, take some time to think about it.
Some questions to ask yourself might be…
What would a successful work day look like for me when I’m running my art business?
How will I be selling my work? Who is purchasing it?
Where am I working? What does my studio look like?
Take some time to create your detailed vision of success. Once you have a clear vision, write it down and refer to it often as you work towards your professional goals.
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