It's tough to be an artist at times and to follow your dreams. Not only do you have to deal with a large market, improving your talents and the negativity of some people, you also have to figure out how to do it all! I've put together what I have learned about making art a career over the years and hopefully it will help save you some time and effort.
It can be hard pricing your work, you want to get the sales but you don't know what to price yourself at. How much is your art worth? How much is your time worth? What kind of profit can you make from art? Learn how to price your artwork.
Just because your an artist doesn't mean you need to starve. There are ways to diversify your income and make more money from your art. Find New ways to make money from your art.
Art theft is a serious concern for artists, your hard work and time has gone into something that someone has just thoughtlessly stolen from you in 2 seconds, not appreciating your talents at all. As artists we can't save ourselves from it all the time but there are ways to protect yourself from art theft and what do if your art is stolen.
Doing freelance work can be intimidating. It doesn't have to be, if you follow some easy guidelines. There are things you can do to make the process go more smoothly. Learn how to take art commissions and protect yourself at the same time.