16 Resources to Help Creatives Use Their Time Wisely While Staying Indoors

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For many creatives, this is a time of enormous change. As many are spending more time at home, routines have changed and outside work opportunities may have disappeared. However, this does not mean that it isn't possible to capitalize on the moment. In fact, right now is the perfect time to start thinking outside of the box.

Whether that means investigating new revenue streams or pivoting marketing efforts, there are plenty of things that creatives can do from the comfort of their home to further their career. Fine artists, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, and makers can empower themselves by using this opportunity to advance their careers in new ways.

So how does one go about doing that? Don't worry, we've got you covered. From where to sell your art online to how to expand your following on Instagram, these resources will keep you busy and productive. Before you know it, the time will fly by and you may just find yourself in an even better position career-wise.

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Build Your Brand

Whether you are a seasoned creative or just building your career, there's no better time than now to step back and evaluate what you are doing. What's your creative niche? Are you sending the right message out to the public about your work? Do your website and your social media channels reflect your creativity? And how can you take what you already have and make it go further? Check out these helpful resources to keep you on track and get your work out in front of the right audience.

Looking to expand your social reach? Read these guides for quick and easy ways you can stay engaged and increase your online following.



Sell Your Work

While you may not be able to meet clients in person, that doesn't mean you can't sell your work. Whether you are used to selling paintings in a gallery setting or engaging with clients for commissioned projects, staying indoors doesn't have to mean losing money. Not only are there myriad ways to sell art online, but you can also consider new revenue streams like teaching online classes. And, while you're at it, you can always lay the foundation for future projects with crowdfunding. Get creative with the help of our guides and you'll be able to capitalize on every available opportunity.


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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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