Creativity is boundless. Sometimes being a creative is exhausting, even when we land our dream job. It’s not really being physically exhausted but more like mentally drained. This is because there’s just too much pressure and sometimes, you need to either give yourself a break or let others do it for you.
Sometimes you just need to take a break from your current project and work on something else. Create something you enjoy, something that doesn’t have a stressful deadline. Give yourself some space and time to play without losing out on valuable time. Let the creativity flow. Don’t overthink it too much.
Here are some side hustle ideas for you and or for others in your community. Whether you want to grow your own skills or help others grow by reaching your goals, you can let creativity fun free with these creative side income websites.
Bring Your Idea – We’ll Handle The Rest. Start, Run, & Grow Your Business On Fiverr – Freelancers At Your Service.
Fiverr has high-end freelancers on demand. They have a network of creators ready to make something for you, all within your budget. As a client I like it because it helps me get my work done, when I just don’t have the time to work on something quick.
As a creator I also really like that there’s a real system for me to grow as a designer. There’s a real opportunity for me to price my work without wondering how to charge for it. It’s professional and it’s a good place to start if you’re just looking to sell your work.
This is an easy way to sell your artwork without worrying about the production part. They take care of that for you. Whether it’s phone cases or t-shirts, they do all the printing and packaging. They just take some percentage of the commission from your sale in return. Check them out here.
It is typical for an artist to get crafty on their downtime. It’s an essential part of the creative process to make something with your hands and feel satisfaction in creating something you can hold. If you’re the type to do that, and think there’s a market for your art, you should give Etsy a shot.
If you’re more of a digital based creative, you can also sell downloadable templates and printables. They’re really big right now. It’s great because you don’t have to worry about production. They edit it themselves, print it and put it together. That’s pretty great.
You can get Logo and Social Media Designs from $399. As someone looking to outsource work, it’s a great reliable site to get the work done. The portfolios on the site is really impressive. As a designer, I love going on here to challenge myself to make my portfolio as good as theirs. I ask myself “will my portfolio be good enough to stand out in this crowd?”
You can read what others have to say on their page 99designs Customer Testimonials.
5. Sell your merch on Amazon
A lot of artists feel more comfortable doing the production for their artwork and being the seller as well–no middle man. I can totally relate to that. If I had the resources and the time, I would too. You gain more profit if you DIY it. Screen printing is really cost-effective especially when you do a small run on your own. Whatever your process is, you can focus on that and less on getting it to your customers. Amazon will help you out on shipping too which is great.
They also cover you on marketing. They have a program/section now that features products sold from small-medium artisans. They want to promote their individual sellers to people to compete Etsy’s market. Their leg up though is the 2-day free shipping as a Prime member. When I find the same item/seller on Amazon from Etsy, I usually just buy it from Amazon.
I hope that helped you get an idea of how to quickly and easily set up shop using these already established sites. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel or start from scratch on your own when these tools are available to support you and make sure you can focus on what’s important to you. You can let them do the hard work so you can get back to creating!