How can I make money with my creative skills?
Much as artists hate to admit it, they’ll ultimately have to face the question. Can I make money with my talents? There’s lots of advice online, most of which you’ve probably heard.
As an Artist: sell your work, teach, work in museums, galleries, etc.
As a Musician: perform in coffee houses, clubs, and other venues; distribute work through an online site; teach and offer private classes and workshops.
As a Dancer: find jobs in summer camps, resorts, cruise ships; offer workshops, private lessons, and teach; work in professional shows and theater.
As an Actor: do commercials for local brands, do voiceovers and industrials, find jobs in summer camps, resorts, offer workshops, and work in professional shows and theater.
Useful? Perhaps. But the lines are long. The trick to finding the first job (or the next one) is to avoid standing in line.
What does that mean? Learn to spot opportunities or create new ones.
Where to start
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