My Crazy 5 Figure Income during Lockdown as a Teenager

I am a 16 y/o aspiring entrepreneur.

In the month of April when things were really out of control and virus was spreading quickly, I decided to make the best of situation.

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I started learning painting or to be specific watercolour art. I and one of my friend started making portraits/landscapes/name board/social media art etc. for friends and local businesses.

One of the shops to which I sold the artwork to suddenly started to get a good crowd of people willing to buy portrait. The shopkeeper called me and told that people were bidding on my painting ๐ŸŽจ…(I was like wtf?) I made that specific painting in **4hours** or so.

The bid ended at $160, but I sold my painting to the shopkeeper for **25$**…..

The shopkeeper ordered 10 more pcs and started keeping it in his shop. I used to make 7 portraits or landscapes every week as it took a good amount of time. But the demand was steadily growing and I was earning about 800-900$ monthly…(*I didn’t make 7 drawings every week …it was irregular like 4 or 5 or something*)

By July I had made **$5000+**, but then my exams started and I was not able to continue.

Also, I thought that though I enjoyed painting it took a lot of time and supplies. So, I started learning Adobe Illustrator and bought a Wacom tab for drawing digital art and Simpsons styled portraits.

Soon, it was my friend’s birthday and I made him a Simpsons styled portraits and got it framed ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ.

Once again, this Simpsons product blew up!!โšกโšก

He shared on his Instagram and Snapchat with tagging me, and trust me within 4hours I had 25 orders ๐Ÿ˜ฎ… With each selling for ***$49*** a pop.

*(I have added link how it turned out)*


And then I started putting up my Simpson and other art on FB marketplace and Craigslist. Soon enough people started contacting me ๐ŸŽŠ.

I sold over 50 pieces some at 100$ some at 49 depending on the number of people in the frame.

By end of September, I had made $**12766**

There is more but I don’t want to bore you guys so if you like this hustle of mine do lemme know and I’ll share the October, Christmas โ›„๐ŸŽ„ and new year part. ๐Ÿ™‚

Edit #2

If any of you have some idea/reference ๐Ÿ’ก to which I can look upto of I need to pursue marketing and business related fields ( analysis, analytics, strategy etc.)
Do let me know,
Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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