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After looking into several aspects, listening to your heart, and finally deciding to follow your passion, you are ready to consider the leap. It is incredible that you want to start your career as an artist. As long as you believe in yourself and you are able, that is what matters. Many aspiring artists out there fail because of fear. That is an excuse, remember that you only have one life, let it count.
Follow these12 steps when starting an art career and set yourself up for big success:

  • Find your passion

What is your passion? This is a large industry, and you have to focus on a particular product. It is important to know our mission and define your success. Do you want to sing, draw, produce, and recite poems or act? Be specific and learn to stay true to what you want or your career.
Master your art form
Define and master your Art and let the business progress naturally. Do not force things, let everything come out naturally. After knowing who you are what you want, construct your artist stamen and prepare everything from show applications to “About us” on the website.

  • Study Art and consider art course

Even though many artists overlook this aspect, it is essential. You cannot make it in the art business without adequate knowledge. Consult with expert artists, listen or go through their work and learn from them.
It is also important to consider the art courses. These courses are available online or offline. Choose one that fits your needs and make good use of it.

  • Push your artistic limits

Nothing comes on a silver plate. We have to work hard in order to earn it. You will not make it in the art business without pushing your artistic limits. Create many collections and always give it our best. Know your audience; be unique, informative, and natural.

  • Grow your art portfolio

Most artists fail because of a lack of content. They start well then within a short period, you find them back to zero again. It is because they did not get their facts right. Do not produce one product, then relax. Grow your portfolio to increase your abilities and fun base.
Build your social profile as well as web presence
Make yourself and your work visible by advertising them on social media. You can create your YouTube channel, Spotify, and other social media networks. Use good images when advertising yourself online. If possible, hire a photographer for quality. Nobody will click your images or work if you are using poor quality images.

  • Dedicate adequate time to our artistic pursuit

You have to work hard and smart. Art business requires time and dedication, just like any other business. You have to be there for your work. Consume a lot of time working on your products. Without this, then your art career is likely to fail on arrival.

  • Find an art mentor

As mentioned earlier, making it alone in the art business without support is not easy. Consult with your friends, other artists, and know what they are doing. Decide on a good artist and let him/her mentor you. You can have at least three mentors so that you make a comprehensive decision in your career.

  • Treat Art as a business

The moment you start treating Art as a business, you will spend more time doing it. It is very simple in business; you have to avail of all the products and services. You have to ensure that they are of good quality to attract potential customers. You have to create time for your business and monitor its progress.

  • Network with the Art Community

Identify several communities such as DevianArt, Double Addicts, among other online communities. Join them and make good use of such a platform to learn and promote your art business.

  • Market Yourself and Your Artistic Talents

It is time to let the whole world know about your art career. Go online on social media networks and market your products. Start with your friends, colleagues, relatives, and your neighbors. Let them help you market our artwork. Listen to their comments and improve where necessary. It is also important to know your audience and produce the right content for them.

  • Work With An Art Agent

As mentioned earlier, an art career is like a business. You cannot make it alone, especially in managing. Make your art business legal, identify an art agent, and work together. Success as you progress as an artist