How do I make a business out of my art? 

I have dabbled in all of this before. Making and selling your art is not about making the art but, more about the curation and the business. Ugh, the boring part. 

I read from someone speaking about this very concept. Creating is last. Yep. Dead last. First, you must deal with all the conceptual aspects, production possibilities, marketing, pricing and then you might just get to sit down and paint. 

The printer for these cards an two posters, took 2 weeks. Two weeks. The cards turned out great, the posters were wrong. And, ironically there’s “quick” in there business name. 

Now I want to tackle the task of opening an Etsy store this “stab at it”, if you will. Anyone have some advice here? I just heard about a business that helps with shipping  (I have to find that source again). I’m going to be working on a UBI number. I have ideas on packaging and labeling. But, any bumps I should avoid here for anyone reading this? Anyone at all? 

I am hoping to make a better attemp at building a business, establish a following and get some steady income out of it. THAT, would be amazing! 

  Photos by Sonya Law