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Brittany Fisher


How to Make Extra Money With Side Gigs While Pursuing Your Career

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on most people’s finances, especially artists. It made us realize the importance of having a financial backup plan. From this experience, we’ve all understood the benefits of having several different sources of income.

Thankfully, there are numerous ways to earn income from a side gig. You can create a side hustle from a hobby or something you’re passionate about as an artist. It can also be a service you offer to other people. To create a niche, think of ways you can offer something distinctive and innovative. As an artist, Dennis Porter does caricatures at parties and other events.

The best part about having a side gig is the flexibility it comes with. Since you’re in charge of your schedule, you’ll be able to create time to work on your art or focus on your primary career. The key to growing and expanding your side hustle is coming up with creative ways to engage potential clients and customers.

So Where to Start?

The first step is educating yourself on the basics of business management as an artist. This will equip you with vital skills in how to maximize your income and manage your finances. Click here for a great step-by-step to get you started.

With the basic knowledge of running a business, next, identify your specialty. Depending on your talents and skills, create opportunities by choosing or coming up with a niche. Refining your skills is essential. Depending on your area of expertise, try new techniques or tools to keep up with the latest market trends, software, and technology. It gives you an edge over other artists and keeps you relevant to clients.

At this point, you have the skills to manage your side gig and are aware of what you need to do to keep up with the market demands. To help get you started, here are some side gig ideas you can implement for extra income.

Create and Sell Stock Photos

As an artist, if you integrate your creativity and passion with photography, you can create a great income channel. In fact, most photographers work on a freelance basis and earn royalties from posting their photos online. You can find an online course that teaches about lighting, techniques, and photography to enhance your skills.

Creating and selling stock photos is easy, even without professional credentials and expensive equipment. Thanks to technology, most smartphones now come with high-quality cameras. You can sell stock photos on different sites such as Shutterstock, Getty, and Adobe stock.

Private Tutoring and Teaching

Teaching and tutoring are perfect for an artist. For instance, you can offer music lessons, art lessons, and any other area you’re skilled in. The best part about this side gig is the flexibility. You can decide to take lessons at your home, the client’s home, or online. There’s no shortage of online tutoring opportunities, both locally and globally. As an artist, this can be a creative outlet for you, as there is room for you to express yourself through your art. To give virtual lessons, you can use platforms such as Skype and Google hangouts.

If you find getting clients a challenge, join a tutoring company. With a bachelor’s degree, you can offer tutoring for on-demand subjects such as math and science. Another idea to explore is teaching English to students from other countries such as China.

In Conclusion

As you continue to gain more clients and earn more from your side gig, consider turning it into a small business. There are many benefits of having a small business. You’ll have a steady flow of income and achieve better financial stability.

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