A lot of artists are struggling to stay relevant and even meet the demands of adult life just by doing art commissions. One of the biggest struggles of artists is to get clients who have a small budget. Art commissions tend to be cheap when you are starting. However, what most don’t know is that you can easily get stuck with this rate even if you have years of experience.
So how do you stay away from cheap commissions? The first thing that you need to do is to establish a good reputation in your niche. You are only getting a high-paying commission if you have an overall good reputation within your niche. Next, you also need to market yourself not as an artist for those clients with a small budget. A lot of artists are using platforms such as Reddit to be able to land a gig. Let’s admit that this won’t be the best step if you want to get high-paying clients. What you want is to build your portfolio and market yourself the way a popular artist would market his or her work. And on top of that, you also have to say no to clients who don’t have the budget.
The pandemic has affected a lot of people including artists. Since people are losing their jobs and closing their business, the need for artists also decreased. It is a problem for artists to keep up and to feed their families using only their craft.
How should artists act now that there is a pandemic? Some artists were forced to lower their asking price just to get clients and still be able to do their craft. On the other hand, others decided to work part-time.
Now that people are struggling to make ends meet, there is still room for artists to continue their craft. However, they should be willing to step out of their comfort zone and accept projects that they usually won’t be doing.
It is also important to take the time to build a strong reputation in the niche that you want to grow. You might want to do passion projects and post on different sites that can feature your work. You’ll never know who is going to contact you once they find out about your work. You also want to make sure that you are going to market yourself. Have a website and be sure to make it user-friendly and aesthetically appealing.