12 creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
Who has said that starting your own business has to be boring? Now there are more possibilities than ever to start creative businesses with which fun is guaranteed.
These companies are not only innovative and different from the rest of those that already exist: they are also very profitable because customers today seek above all originality in the products they buy.
So if you consider yourself a person with the soul of an artist, and you are tired of seeing the same ideas over and over again to undertake in all places, here I share 12 creative businesses with which to exploit all your talent.
Most of them are really simple to start, and you will not need a penny to tear them off: you just have to put your imagination in motion to generate good income.
You no longer have an excuse to become your own boss!
12 creative businesses for entrepreneurs with an artist’s soul
1. Creation of comics creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
The comics have had a great increase of public in the last year’s thanks to a lot of films that have been made on superheroes out of these comic strips.
Since 2014, the number of copies sold around the world has grown by 31 %, so this is the best time to enter this market and make it your profession.
If you know this art, you are good at drawing, and you know the kind of narrative that is used in comics, you can dedicate yourself to creating your own vignettes to sell them.
There are many ways to be successful in this sector: you can publish your comics through Amazon in digital format, or look for a specialized publisher in this genre to work with them.
Do you prefer to do it without intermediaries that take part of your earnings? Open your own website or a page on Facebook, create your comics in PDF format, and offer them to your visitors so they can buy them directly from you.
Another good idea is to give classes to those people who want to learn how to draw comics.
You can teach them in person by speaking with a comic shop where they leave you a space to teach your students.
Or if you do not want to move from home, a good idea is to teach through the Internet with programs such as Skype, or creating online courses that you can sell on specific platforms such as Tellus or Udemy.
2. Personalized books creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
This is one of the creative businesses that has grown the most in recent years, as personalized books are unforgettable gifts for any type of occasion.
There are two ways in which you can do this: one of them is taking the history of a book already published, and changing details such as the names that appear for those of the clients that ask for that personalized book.
For example, there are parents who ask for a book about Alice in Wonderland, but instead of putting the name “Alice” on the pages, it is replaced by the name of their daughter.
If this one is called María, in the pages she will say ” María began to feel half asleep … ” instead of the original text that would be “Alicia began to feel half asleep …”.
The second way to do this is to create a completely original story based on the information that your clients give you.
Many couples who are going to get married ask for this kind of personalized books, and you will have to create the book with the data they give you, written with beautiful words that adorn that story.
In either case, you must remember that your customers will have to deliver a book completely finished and bound, so you need to find a printing where they do that work with quality but at a good price.
3. Interpretation workshops creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
Do you love theater and have the talent to act? Then creating your own business to give interpretation courses is the best option for you.
There are many people who want to become actors and actresses, and who need to give interpretation classes to sharpen their skills.
But there are also people who like to attend these sites simply because it is their favorite hobby and because they want to have fun, not to dedicate themselves professionally to it.
For this business, you will need a small place where your students can go to teach you what you know, although if you are going to offer small classes of no more than 4 or 5 students, the space you will need will not be very large.
4. Skateboarding lessons creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
Although skating may seem just a hobby, there are many people who are dedicated (or want to do) to this professionally.
In fact, in many countries, there are official associations of skaters that help to encourage the construction of tracks and the organization of events for this sport.
So if you are an experienced skater, or you have ease when riding on a scooter, give skateboarding lessons to children and adults who want to learn or improve this hobby.
A good idea is to create a small school in which you give both practical and theoretical classes, and in which you also include important subjects such as accident prevention, which equipment you should take to skate safely, etc.
In the place where you are going to give classes, you can place a small reception where you also sell equipment for skateboarding and accessories and thus get more income with this venture.
5. Printing of 3D objects creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
This creative business consists in offering the impression of solid objects in three dimensions through a printer that transforms any digital model.
So that you understand it better: that your clients take you a simple photo (for example, from the Eiffel Tower), and you can print it as a real object, as you can see in the video below.
Although a 3D printer is not cheap (the smallest ones are around $ 200), there are already models that you can operate from your home without having the much technical knowledge, and simply connecting them to your computer.
You can offer all kinds of 3D objects that you can think of, from smartphone covers, personalized glass or ceramic mugs, or any object that you can think of and your buyers ask you for.
6. Online music classes creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
If you know how to play an instrument, a great way to make a living is to teach music through the Internet.
You can give classes “live” through Skype, as long as you have a webcam with a good microphone so that your students listen to you well, or create courses that you will only have to upload to platforms like Tutellus to sell them later.
Remember that in this venture, most likely, your customers will be people who prefer to buy digitally while surfing the Internet.
So be sure to promote yourself through online tools such as social networks, blogs, forums …
7. Pet photo sessions creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
This is one of the creative businesses in which you will have more fun if you like pets and also love photography.
Thanks to the smartphones that exist today we can take selfies with our dogs and cats anywhere.
But this type of photos is not the same as those made by a professional with more careful and beautiful details.
So if you have a good camera, and you are looking for an original venture, this is for you. You can do the sessions in your own studio, or go to the owners’ house to take the photographs they want with their pets.
As an added value, you can offer your customers albums created with those images, or even a fun video to always remember your favorite furry friend.
8. Organization of fantasy battles creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
Every day, there are more fans who go crazy for TV series like Game of Thrones, movies like The Lord of the Rings, or video games like the Final Fantasy saga.
And all of them would love that in real life there were more places where they could participate by putting on the costume of their hero – or their favorite villain – and fight in a simulated way against their enemies.
If you also like this world and are able to organize events of this kind, create your own business of simulated fantasy battles.
You can do them in an enclosed space, or better yet: outdoors for nature to serve as a real setting.
The idea is to plan battles with different themes to attract a larger number of clients, such as zombies against humans, medieval fights, battles with Star Wars lightsabers …
Remember that you should make a manifest with clear rules for the assistants so that there is no type of incident.
To generate income with this venture, you can charge the entrance to everyone who wants to participate in exchange for being the one who organizes the battles and sell all kinds of merchandising on these occasions so that your profits are even greater.
9. Shooting tours and conventions creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
Do you like to travel and interact with other people? Here you have the ideal business for you.
Organize visits to different events such as concerts, movie premieres, business conventions or series …
You can even create tours to cities and buildings in which important films were shot, such as visiting London to see where Harry Potter was made, or the Narcos series in Colombia.
Start with events within your own country, and little by little you can expand to international visits for tourists who are interested in this type of travel.
10. Retouching photos creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
This is an undertaking that has been in operation for a while, but with which you can be very creative if you propose to do so.
And the only thing you’ll need to start it will be your skills with graphic design, and some program like Photoshop to create or modify the images.
Your clients will send you photos indicating what they want you to change, and you only have to make the changes to your computer to get paid for it.
A more artistic return to this type of company is that you yourself design original posters and posters that you can sell on sites like Etsy, on your blog, or on your own Facebook or Instagram page.
11. Creation of series and movie objects creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
The world of television generates huge amounts of money both with the emissions and with the products that are sold from the series and movies.
Many people while watching their favorite shows think ” I would love to have a necklace like that “, “I wish I could buy that shield”. And this is where you come in to satisfy your wishes.
If you are good at crafts, create series and movie objects that are now in fashion for hardcore fans of these television products.
You can make for example dragon eggs, Spiderman or Batman key rings, pillows with Star Trek prints, brooches with images of anime characters …
12. Makeup of costumes creative businesses for artistic entrepreneurs
Forget about the idea that costumes are only sold on Halloween or Carnival: throughout the year there are millions of people who buy them at any time.
Now there are themed birthday parties where you have to go in disguise, conventions, meetings of fans of series and films in which your visitors wear costumes of their favorite characters.
So take this opportunity, and if you have a talent for design and sewing, set up your own costume company.
This you can do online, selling your clothes through your website or Facebook, or rent a place where you show your best creations for all lovers of costumes.
Which of these creative businesses fits more with your artist soul? Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think.