It goes without saying that being able to support yourself financially as an artist can be challenging. You may be familiar with the common belief that making good money as an artist is nearly impossible. At least not while you’re alive.
This stereotype might have been true in the days of Leonardo da Vinci. The most famous and wealthy artists appear to be the ones who have passed away.
However, this is not the case in the digital age of today. The internet is changing the way we live and work. It has never been easier to make money selling your art online.
Even if you are not familiar with creating art. This new form of art is created using artificial intelligence, and it can be sold for big money.
What is the most expensive piece of AI Art?
The most expensive piece of art created that was created by AI was sold for $432,000 at the Christie’s auction house in New York City.
It's called “Edmond de Belamy” and is part of the "La Famille de Belamy" collection created by the artist OBVIOUS.
What app are people using for AI art?
There are plenty of apps and websites that will create stunning art based on your text input. But if you want to create AI avatars like Lebron James recently did then Lensa is the best choice for you.
But If you are looking for a tool with more performance you should try out Open AI's DALL-E 2.
DALL-E 2 not just creates art based on your input, but it also helps you to make realistic edits to existing images and expands images beyond their original frame.
Become an AI freelance artist
Freelancing is probably the best way to start your journey as an artist. If you build a strong portfolio around a niche, you can easily find work on several freelance platforms.
The great thing about freelancing is that you can choose your projects and hourly rate. It's free to get started and you can also work from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a reliable internet connection.
Fiverr and Upwork are the most popular ones, but you also can get jobs on Contra and Linkedin. Sign up on as many freelance platforms as possible.
The type of art you can create with AI is endless. But abstract images might be the most in-demand art online. Abstract images are visual representations of ideas, concepts, data, or emotions. They can be used for website backgrounds, iPhone wallpapers, and social media templates.
Create AI music videos
In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for AI music videos. This is because music videos are expensive to produce and often require a lot of manpower. By using AI, you can create music videos quickly and easily.
There are a few different ways you can go about creating AI music videos.
#1 Create 3D animated Objects and effects
3D animation is a process of creating three-dimensional moving images in a digital environment. 3D animation is used for purposes such as advertising, television programming, video game development, and architectural visualization.
The first step in creating a 3D animation is to create a 3D model of the object you want to animate. Once the model is complete, it can be rigged with a skeleton so that it can be moved and given any desired motion. After the rigging is complete, the object is then ready to be animated.
Free AI Motion capture tools:
With the Luma AI app, you can capture real-life objects and turn them into 3D video game assets.
#2 Create animated videos using Blender
Blender is a powerful, free and open-source 3D modeling software. It can be used for creating animated films, visual effects, motion graphics, and more.
Creating an animated video with Blender is a fun and easy process that anyone can do. With a few simple steps, you can create stunning videos.
The video below will give you a quick overview of how to generate animated videos with Blender.
Create a Print on demand Online Shop
Print on demand (POD) is a great way to sell custom products without having to invest in large inventory quantities. With POD, you can print and ship products only as they are sold, which means you don't have to worry about storing excess inventory.
You could build a brand Around your AI-generated images and put them on t-shirts, sweatshirts, or even phone cases. The possibliitys with print-on-demand are endless. You can start this business with just a $100.
Here is how you can do it:
#1 Pick a Print-on-demand service
Each platform has its strength and weaknesses, in terms of quality, shipping time, and packaging. You should pick a platform that fits your needs in terms of price and location.
Most reliable POD services:
#2 Pick a niche
Finding and sticking to a niche has various/many advantages, including increased profitability, less competition, and lower advertising costs.
You can build a stronger brand if you start with a niche and build your way up. Think of Amazon, they started out selling books online. Now the company is selling nearly everything you can think of.
Just because you can sell everything doesn't mean you should. Decide which products will work best for your niche. In this case, less is more
Here are some niche ideas to get you inspired:
Sell personalized AI portraits: People would love to have a portrait hanging in their room with them looking like a Samurai.
Sell phone cases with quotes: Many people believe in manifestation. You could sell phone cases with good affirmations on them.
#3 Set up an e-commerce store
A lot of first-time entrepreneurs make the mistake of working on the design instead of building their businesses. Is your website design important? Of course. But that doesn't mean everything must be perfect from the start on.
Down the road, you can always make adjustments to the design of your e-commerce store. I recommend using Shopify. They provide tons of pre-build templates you can change to fit your style.
Make sure to connect your store with your POD service. display your designs in the best light possible, use one of the many mockups that sites like PlaceIt provide.
#4 Create sales channels
Sign up on all eCommerce marketplaces you can think of. The more free exposure your products will get the higher your profit margins will be.
Social media can also be a huge accelerator for your business, especially Pinterest.
Best Online Marketplaces:
- Red Bubble
- Amazon Handmade
AI is already starting to have a huge impact on the art world. With the ability to create realistic images and videos, and this is only the beginning. Anyone with a computer can already create their own art, without any need for expensive equipment or training. All from the comfort of their home.
The rise of artificial intelligence and its impact on the world is one of the most disruptive and transformative forces of our time. It's on you now to use this technology as your friend to make money, before it becomes your enemy.