How do you earn as an Artist today?

May 25, 2008 5:44am CST
Most artists are often said "struggling" or starving. Unless you are popular, or your work already made a mark on the art market, selling art could be not that profitable. As an artist (whether painter/illustrator/or digital) how do you earn money to pay rent, bills and security other than selling your art?
1 response
• Canada
31 May 08
I have been lucky enough to be a "stay at home mother" and been able to paint when I am not needed. I have sold some painting through my website and some voodoo dolls. My online sales do not generate enough money to support myself (my husband does that) but I make enough to support my supplies! mostly paint and canvas.
• Philippines
31 May 08
That is great shannonjyl, good for you! Do you mind sharing your website? Art materials are really that expensive.