We have all heard stories of when an artist had to stop what they loved to start a business.

However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Creative professionals and artists can combine their artistic skills and entrepreneurship spirit to make a living from what they love.

In fact, there are many options for creative professionals and artists can choose from.

Here are some business ideas to choose from for artists and creative professionals. Take the time to choose the one that aligns with your artistic talents.

1.) Candle-making

TikTok and Instagram have us obsessed with everything self-care related. And you know what screams I have my life together? Lighting a candle.

The candle industry is getting more and more popular these days because of how pretty they look and how they make a room smell heavenly.

And shockingly, some business owners put a really high price on them and people do buy them. 

So, you can get creative with your candle-making business by creating aesthetically-pleasing candles that smell good.

You don’t even need a huge capital to start with because of how easy the process is (depending on whether you want to make simple candles or more sophisticated ones).

All you do is put wicks in candle jars, melt the wax, insert fragrance oils, and here you have a candle. You can experiment with fragrance oils to find a unique mix that smells heavenly. 

2.) Photography Business

Whoever told you that photography is dead in 2023 is lying because it is sure not. If you are passionate about photography, there are several things you can do.

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First, is to take pictures yourself and sell them on websites like Shutterstock, Depositphotos, or iStock among many others.

Because more people are using pictures for their online businesses, the demand for high-quality and unique pictures is getting higher.

Another option is to start a photography course, whether online or to organize workshops. You can even start teaching photography on YouTube. 

3.) Make Personalized Items

People love anything personalized, especially when it comes to buying or receiving gifts.

That is because personalized items make us feel special and that the person put effort to get us something unique.

You can sell personalized items on websites like Etsy or you want to launch and market an eCommerce website yourself.

There are many products to choose from like personalized mugs, personalized pillows, personalized tote bags, or even personalized clothing. The options are endless. 

4.) Create Content 

Businesses will never stop needing content creators, it is what people want to see. Content is everywhere and it can look like everything.

Whatever your skill is, create content with it. You can write blog posts about it, make videos practicing it, and make videos teaching it.

You can choose to sell your content to other businesses or you can start your own, but might take some time to monetize because you will need to gain exposure first.

5.) Sell Tea Blends

If you have culinary skills, you can start a business selling tea blends. People are becoming more health-conscious, and are starting to look for ways to incorporate beneficial nutrients into their days.

And tea is the perfect way to do so while staying hydrated and warm. You can make tea blends to sell in local shops, or start your own. Blends that help with relaxation, better sleep, more energy, stronger immunity, etc…

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6.) Turn Pictures Into Paintings

It is true that people love paintings, especially when the painting is of something, someone, or someplace special to them.

You can start a business by turning photographs into paintings using different painting techniques.

Basically, the customers send you photographs and you pain them. You can even gain more revenue by selling different frames with the paintings if the customer wants. 

7.) Create Coloring Books

Coloring books are not only for children. In fact, the demand for adult coloring books has been getting higher.

That is because people want to spend more time away from screens, doing something that makes them relax and is fun.

In addition to this, coloring has many benefits for both adults and children–it relieves stress, improves brain function, induces a meditative state, improves sleep, and improves cognitive skills. 

If you are skilled at drawing intricate designs, this could be a great business idea for you.

All you have to do is to get in contact with a book publisher or even publish it yourself by going to an online coloring book printing service.