A painter at work in her studio painting and trying to figure out how to become a professional artist in 2022
BY ALEX TOWNASTALLI, ARTCENTRON
Are you an artist who wants to become a professional? Believe us; it’s more than possible. Here are a few important things that you should know.
People have a lot to say about professional artists, such as saying that you can’t do it. We’re here to tell you that the starving artist trope is completely inaccurate. Becoming a successful professional artist in 2022 is easier than ever. Nowadays, social media and online forums used to build your clientele make it easier than ever to succeed. However, it will also require a fair amount of hard work and elbow grease. Read more about it below.
When we think of creatives, we often visualize them in their studio, hammering away at a sculpture or a canvas with pen in hand and brow furrowed. This is a true estimation of what an artist does. If you want to be a professional, you have to do professional-level work. Those long nights and early mornings hammering away at your craft will take your skills—and your business—to the next level. Becoming an artist involves expertise, which requires time honing your skills.
Don’t Forget To Market
If you want to become a professional artist in 2022, you should consider how you’re marketing your work. Creating marketing kits and booklets for your business has benefits that can take you far. However, don’t neglect social media, or your professional persona will meet an early grave. Branding is the key to any professional endeavor, and as soon as you realize that you are the business, the better off you’ll be. Set up a social media page and gradually build up a strong clientele. This will take time to happen. Much like your creative work, creating a firm fanbase for your art may require years of work. Are you up for the task?
Presentation Is Key
Keep in mind that the public will scrutinize you. It’s important to cultivate an air of excellence and professionalism in everything you do. Make sure you’re prompt to any events you have to attend. Also, make sure you’re ready and willing to accommodate your customers—perhaps even when you don’t have to. However, you should do this at your discretion.
Overall, there are many ways to create the best chance for yourself in all your professional endeavors. We hope that you’ve listened and refined your professional persona. Best of luck!
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