Turning Your Art Into a Business

Turning Your Art Into a Business

You’re considering turning your fun, unusual or classical art into a
business. This can be exciting but also confusing. There are many steps to
take and things to consider, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to
start.

The first thing you need to decide is the type of business you want. You can
run your company completely online with your own custom website or through a
website like Etsy. Another choice is a physical store. Even if you choose to
have a brick-and-mortar store, you should still have a website with
information and directions. Of course, you can combine the two and do both.

With any venture, a business plan is a crucial first step. This will help
prepare you for the ups and downs of owning a company. A business plan is
the best thing you can do for your business, providing insight into your
financials, marketing plans and other essential elements.

You’ll need to price your art pieces. This can be difficult. You need to
cover all of the materials, hours of work and profit. Try to sell a range of
pieces that can fit different budgets.

Another important step is planning your marketing. You will need to let
people know about your business. You can use social media in a variety of
creative ways. Get your business noticed in order to watch it grow.

A part of doing business that is sometimes overlooked is a customer service
policy. Having a policy ensures that every situation is handled a certain
way. Defining your policies ahead of time can help you if you have an
unhappy customer. After you define your policies, know them by heart.