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How Creatives Can Boost Their Income

As a creative, sometimes paying the bills can be a little trickier than you’d like it to be. 

So, it's important to implement some ways to supplement your income. In this contributed post, we’ll take a look at some of the most effective options below.

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Invest In Your Branding

You know what you can do. But does the rest of the world? While the idea of the reclusive or introverted artist is romantic, you’ll be making things much more difficult for yourself. After all, the more that people know about you and what you can do, the more likely it is that you’ll get some work thrown your way. When it comes to marketing yourself, look at doing more than just getting your name out there. You should be a brand. What do you stand for? What do you offer? Use your creative skills to translate these things into a cohesive look, and you’ll soar.

Teaching Others

You’ve got an enviable skill. That’s why people will admire that this is what you do to make money! And it also means that you have something you can sell to other people. You don’t only have to sell the skill in a conceptual way (say, writing something brilliant); you can sell the skill directly to other people. Could you teach others to do what you do? If you’ve got a natural flair for communication, then it could be a very good option.

Put Your Money To Work

You don’t have to just accept your income as your one and only source of money. Rather, you can take your income and put it to work. It makes more sense to use your capital to generate more money rather than just letting it sit in a bank account. To get started, look at investing in stock market classes. That’ll teach you everything you need to know about boosting your income by investing the cash that’s already yours.

Patreon Support

It has arguably never been easier to make it as an artist as it is in 2021. Why? Because there are so many places you can turn to get an income. If you’ve got a large YouTube or Instagram following, then consider starting up a Patreon page. If people love your work, then they might just be happy to support you financially. You may not make big money this way especially in the beginning, but it can give your bank balance a nice boost -- plus, it’s good to know that people like your work enough to support you.