Artistic and Creative Work
Virtually anything you can do to make money can be either
artistic or creative work in some sense. But the pages here cover
the many jobs and businesses that are primarily about creativity.
Thus, writing fiction can be included here, while writing non-fiction
won't be, and painting portraits qualifies, but not painting
houses. If you have ever thought that you can't express your
creativity and get paid for it, the entries here might change
your mind and get you motivated to try something new.
It's not always an easy decision as to which section index
page and entry should be listed on, and so some are included
in several of these sections. But in case I didn't list some
of the pages on ways to make money that are creative or artistic,
you might find them in the sections; Fun
and Interesting Jobs and Outdoor
Work That Pays . Even the index of Odd
Ways to Make Money could have a few creative things to do
that are also profitable.
The Artistic and Creative Work Pages
Creative Ways to
Make Money - Hunting for natural treasures, crazy videos
Make Sandstone Coasters
to Sell - I have a photo here of some that I have made.
Be a Frame Maker - This is
a job or business that can be creative and pay well.
Become a Leather Tanner
- No need for college; an apprenticeship is the usual route.
Weave Wicker for Money - Sell
your creations or work in wicker repair.
Portrait Drawing - What
other artistic business can you start for such a small investment
Start an Engraving Business
- You can start small and grow as your skills and client base
Start a Creative Restaurant
- Cliff divers, eating in the dark and other interesting and
Become a Photographer
- You might have to start out with less creative work, but there
are many ways to go with this.
Bernard Morin - Artist
- An interview with an artists who creates subliminal paintings
in Marrakech, Morocco.
Creating and Selling Social Art
- We start with a true story and toss some ideas out there...
How to Be a Dancer -
Express your creativity through your body.
How to Sell Photos Online
- There are more opportunities than ever using a simple digital
Building Birdhouses to
Sell - You can do this artistic work at home.
Tattoo Artist Jobs -
Putting your artistic mark on people's bodies and getting paid
to do so...
How to Become a Clown -
There's an art to making people laugh, and you get paid for it.
How to Make Money with
Poetry - Suggestions for markets you may not have considered.
Become a Thereminist - Get
creative with this rare musical instrument, and get paid too.
How to Be a Puppeteer - And where
to find these playful and creative jobs.
How to Make and Sell Paper Jewelry
- There is a market for any and all things beautiful...
Make Money as a Street Musician
- The life of a busker can be difficult... but interesting.
Start a Calligraphy Business
- You'll need good handwriting and an artistic sensibility.
Making Pottery to Sell -
How to get started and find buyers for your art.
What to Do to
Become an Actor - Acting can be very creative work - and
How to Build Cat Condos
- And then sell them to pet owners.
Making Wreaths to Make Money
- Some ideas and my own experience.
Selling Common Wildflowers
- Apply your artistic flair to a free resource to make money.
Making and Selling Natural
Handicrafts - Examples, ideas, and a few good resources.
How to Self Publish
Your Book - The basics of how to do it all yourself.
How to Become a Cartoonist
- A look at what it takes to succeed with this creative work.
Money Making Hobby
Ideas - Ideas for creative work that makes hobbies into money.
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Creativity at Work
If your job does not require much creativity,
why no find a sideline that does? Make jewelry and try to sell
it on Ebay or Etsy. Write short stories and sell them for 99
cents on Kindle (it's free to set up an account). There are many
things you can do that will take little or no investment and
can be started with a few hours on your days off. Who knows;
one of these creative activities might eventually become profitable.
The entrepreneur is not really interested in doing the
work; he is interested in creating the way the company operates.
In that regard, the entrepreneur is an inventor. He or she loves
to invent, but does not love to manufacture or sell or distribute
what he or she invents. - Michael Gerber