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.
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 🎨…(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 🖼️.
Once again, this Simpsons product blew up!!⚡⚡
He shared on his Instagram and Snapchat with tagging me, and trust me within 4hours I had 25 orders 😮… With each selling for ***$49*** a pop.
*(I have added link how it turned out)*
And then I started putting up my Simpson and other art on FB marketplace and Craigslist. Soon enough people started contacting me 🎊.
I sold over 50 pieces some at 100$ 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 ⛄🎄 and new year part. 🙂
If any of you have some idea/reference 💡 to which I can look upto of I need to pursue marketing and business related fields ( analysis, analytics, strategy etc.)
Do let me know,