Have you found a way to add multiple streams of revenue for your art or craft business?
In order to have multiple streams on income, you must first find your main tributary. Unless you find this main stream of revenue the other little streams will dry up. When I started I posted my photos and paintings on several web pages, but there was no action. It was like skipping stones in random puddles. My streams dried up and I closed my shops. So, get out your dousing rod and find that big stream, something that will sustain so that you can then find those multiple streams and keep them going.
I found my main tributary on FB. This is where the majority of my sales come from. I spend countless hours on line, building friendships and showing my paintings on line. From there the stream connects to the Blog and all
other small streams connect back to the blog and to the FB page as well. Once I had established my presence and my abilities, I was able to keep my streams full. It is very important no to let the stream wander by it's self, of it will dry up. You should link back to one another.
I added a new branch to my river with Fine Art America, this river is flowing quite well, and I'm getting good feedback and commissions from it. When I request payment I often link back to the blog, so my client can see all the other streams I have. There they can see, that I also make mugs, mouse pads, prints and T-shirts along with cards and prints of my photography.
Pam's Fine Art Web Page
Please remember keeping all these streams flowing takes constant effort and fresh ideas and products. I create daily, and always come up with new items to offer so that my streams don't dry up.
Have you watered your streams this week?
see the comment - yes, Theresa has many years of experience at advising people how to add multiple sources of income, such as her DVD's and books, that I have not had a chance to reveiw yet. You are welcome to join the Artist Paycheck and find out from the pros- what might work for you.
Yahoo Artist Paycheck group
I just share what has worked for me.