ArtSHINE Bright Star: Sillier Than Sally
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When artists consider licensing their art, they frequently have the following questions:
Is my work appropriate for licensing?
How do I know if my artwork is suitable for licencing?
What will I create?
Where do I even begin?
How do I begin with art licencing?
Who should I see for licensing assistance?
What are my initial steps?
Where can I find manufacturers who license art?
The truth is that these questions do not have simple answers… Not everyone is interested in art licencing.
There is no quick fix, nor is there a magic pill!
You must work hard and understand how art licencing works to be successful in this game.
Art licencing is a process, and it may take some artists 12 to 18 months before they receive their first royalty check. Having said that, if you have a good process or system in place, the art licencing journey could be worthwhile and rewarding for you as an artist.
Art licensing is an additional revenue stream. It enables you to make a living by leasing your artwork to a manufacturer for a set period of time in exchange for a royalty payment.
It appears to be an excellent way to generate residual income…
Consider the following questions:
What do I hope to accomplish through art licencing?
What will art licencing provide for me?
What do I need to learn and what commitments do I need to make in order to be successful in art licencing?
We recommend that our clients complete at least three art licensing-related tasks per week.
Three tasks completed in a week equals twelve tasks completed in a month. Wouldn’t this level of concentration bring you closer to your art licencing objectives?
Also, keep in mind… There will always be times when you want to throw in the towel and call it quits. Everything can be more difficult at first… And success rarely comes easily or without effort, application, and concentration.
Here are a few more pointers to help you get started with art licencing.
- Examine the blog posts.
- You can watch art licencing videos on YouTube.
- Read about successful artists in the industry.
- Read art licencing books.
- Hire an art licencing coach to assist you with the process.
- Podcasts should be listened to.
- Talk to others who are interested in learning more about art licencing.
- Create artwork with the intention of licencing and commercialisation in mind.
- Make four coordinating works of art.
- Learn how to make repeat borders and patterns.
- Learn how to make “Mockart”
- Understand Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator training
- Join an artist group that is also interested in art licencing.
- Investigate the types of art you see on products.
- Look into art licencing companies.
- Contact a manufacturer and send them your artwork for approval.
- Be receptive to feedback.
- Continue to create new artworks.
- Promote both yourself as an artist and your artwork.
- Schedule your “refresh” time.
As previously stated, art licencing is a process. While it’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times, resist the urge to give up before you even begin.
If you commit to doing three tasks per week, you’ll be amazed at how far you’ll get in your art licencing journey…
Best wishes for your art licencing success!
Do you need assistance in planning your Art Licensing journey?
We’re here to help you to take action just like we’ve helped thousands of other entrepreneurs, business owners and creative professionals all around the globe.
Now is the time to let your passion SHINE.
Now is the time to Make Tomorrow Today!
To your success,
Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex
Your Coaches’ ArtSHINE industries