Or you can teach people different musical instruments or even give singing lessons for musically inclined clients.
Using your voice can also be seen as a creative outlet. You may offer your services as a speaker for advertisements or other materials.
If you’re comfortable with sewing and measuring, you can build a business as a bespoke tailor, working with clients to alter their clothes and accessories.
You can also work with customers to customize clothing and other items through embroidery. You can even work remotely and simply have customers send you their items in the mail as no measurement is required.
Quilting is an intricate art form. But if you have the skills and the patience, you can make money by selling your personalized quilts to those who want really special gifts or bespoke items.
Seller of knitwear
If you enjoy knitting, you can make handmade hats, scarves, and other items and sell them online or at local craft markets.
Candles are popular gift items for many consumers. And you can get really creative by customizing the scents and even colors of different candle products.
Basket weaving is another traditional art form to consider. You can make and sell baskets of all shapes and sizes.
Or you can sculpt custom crockery and decorative items out of clay and glaze them in different colors.
You can also build a business as a calligrapher. You can offer your services to anyone from businesses looking for traditional lettering for marketing materials to couples looking to add a special touch to their wedding invitations.
children’s book author
Children’s books offer many opportunities for creativity. You can get creative with storytelling, and you can also put together original illustrations that appear throughout the book.
If you enjoy painting large scale projects, what better canvas than a house? You can offer your services to homeowners who want to paint the outside of their homes or even paint certain rooms inside.
Soap is another product that allows you to get creative with both scents and aesthetics. You can make various soap and beauty products to sell online or at local events.
If you enjoy designing and assembling accessories, you can build a successful business as a handbag designer, selling your creations online or taking them to local boutiques.
If you design artwork but don’t necessarily want to produce or ship it in physical form, you can offer to sell your work in digital format and then allow your customers to print it themselves.
Bookbinding is an older art form. But you can still build a business on it, offering your services to independent writers or businesses, or even offering your own handmade journals or sketchbooks for sale.
Art supply store owner
Or if you want to use your love of art and creativity to help others showcase their own talents, you can open a shop that sells a variety of art supplies and creative materials.
For more information, see our article on small business ideas for beginners.
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