I am a freelance artist of many different mediums from watercolor to airbrush to glass painting. I have been involved in art my whole life, taking art classes every year of school from elementary through high school. I always knew I was talented and it wasn’t until visiting an art fair myself that I realized I could be successful having my own table. I did just that, receiving tons of positive feedback. I sold all the wine glasses I brought, and left with several orders. My 2D work also got lots of compliments and buys. At that point I realized I could continuously sell my work for profit once my name and products surfaced.
I designed business cards and created a website to make my art work more accessible. Art is something I love to do so creating pieces that people are interested in purchasing is positive reinforcement to continue producing.
Getting yourself out there is the biggest part of being successful. Realizing the worth of your artwork and the uniqueness of each individual piece is the first step needed to truly believe you can be successful as a freelancer. If you don’t believe, you’ll never try.