Artist or crafter as career

does anyone here successfully sell there artwork/craft creations for money and have it as there main source of income? where and how do you sell it? what sort of things sell?

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5 replies since 4th June 2013 • Last reply 4th June 2013

I keep wondering this as well. I am certain that "sucess" means something to each person. I believe a wealthy stay at home mom going to the post office once a day with a few packages is successfull. A single lady or a spouce trying for a second income.. it may not be a "successs" there are too many options out there like your shop is a dime a dozen thing...... It would be successfull as a money making hobby aside from your job, especially if you are really into it and treat it like a part time job, like 4 hours a day 4 to five times a week... that could proove sucessfull..... I would really like something like this, i just am not sure of my schedule juggling, I almost need a boss to have someone that i have to impress, otherwise i don't push anything, I am not too impressive to myself...lol Happy Hope that helped, love.

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that is exactly what i was thinking. it would be great if it could be a little part time job, but juggling everything is hard.

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When I grow up I want to own my own craft storeHappy

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This is somewhat off topic ...I am going to school to be a teacher so I believe that crafting will enhance my career and bring new things to students.
However I am curious to know how people craft and bring in a large profit.

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If you could make art and crafts as your job in any form including teaching that sounds like such a fun and interesting way to earn. And teaching can be so rewarding especially when its a topic you love.

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