In the past especially in Lagos, artists were assumed to be “broke” and “starving.” Many people often have this notion that nobody would buy the stuffs they make. This is not true.
As an artist, with the right packaging and marketing skills, you will be surprised with how much you can make from simple stuffs that you can make at home.
Do you have a passion for arts and crafts? Can you draw? Are you creative and have wild imaginations? Then below are the 10 creative arts and crafts business ideas that you can start from home and make money.
Here Are 10 Business Ideas For Artists In Lagos.
Graphic artists create images for posters, advertisements, packages, and other printed matter, as well as information visualizations; graphics for newspapers and magazines. You can especially succeed as a small business or a freelancer. Infact, most graphic designers are self-employed, so you can work from home on eye-catching visual projects for brands and individuals. AIGA also provides information on how to land your first design job.
2. Makeup artist
A more practical (and far less permanent) way to use people as canvases is becoming a makeup artist. Beauty school isn’t a prerequisite for launching a successful makeup business: All you need is a good reputation and a great knowledge of cosmetics.
Since beauty professionals often build their business through client referrals, work on friends and family for free or at a discounted rate at first. Once you have a solid customer base, you can offer competitive rates for up-dos and makeup for weddings, proms and other special events.
3. Silk screener
Could you see your artwork on a T-shirt? You can go into the silk-screening business and start your own clothing line. Startup costs are relatively low if you don’t buy your own printing equipment, and once you build up an inventory, you can even sell your clothes online.
4. Art Teacher
Were you an award-winning artist your tenure as a student? Maybe you were a successful TA in college. Or maybe you create amazing works of art through painting, sculpting and other mediums. You can teach aspiring artists or novices who just want to learn.
This idea is best suited to a part-time business, but you can still make good money offering hour-long classes at local craft stores, community centers or your home. Make sure you have a user-friendly platform online to display your work and entice potential students.
5. Art Dealer
Imagine making a living finding beautiful works of art and selling them to art enthusiasts. If you have the money to rent space in a high-traffic area, you can open your own art gallery and assist fellow artists get their work noticed. As with any business, building your reputation and niche can be an uphill battle: You’ll need expert networking and marketing skills to get the word out.
Use social media to your advantage to show your work and meet people in the business to build your contacts. Once you establish a good client base, you’ll be rubbing elbows with some of your city’s most prominent artists at your gallery parties and exhibits.
For the crafty artist, creating stained glass and mosaic works can be a great business to start. Work directly with clients to design custom pieces, or, if you can produce a large quantity of items in a short amount of time, consider selling your goods to the public.
7. Candle making
Candles are in high demand by religious houses and even in homes. Scented candles are used in houses, hotels and spas and you can make good money from making candles of different shapes and designs and selling them both online and offline.
8. Christmas Decorations
Christmas is a period of fun for people especially kids and most people love to change the look of their homes and decorate it for Christmas. You can start making decorations that people would like for sale.
9. Handmade greeting cards
Ready-made greeting cards are becoming extinct. People now prefer hand-made greeting cards so that they can put in their own words and expressions into the making of the cards.
10. Jewelry Business
Jewelry is a hot sales fashion item as many men and women would rather not leave their homes without a piece of jewelry. If you know how to make earring, beads, hand chains or necklaces, you can earn good money from selling those items.