Create An Online Artist Business

Do you love art or a specific art form? Create an online artist business and share your magnificent creations with the world.

Woman Online Artist Gallery Business Idea

Today there are so many wonderful artisans and art mediums – many of whom are extremely creative and talented, but don’t know anything about marketing their beautiful creations.

Help them bring their art to life with your blend of internet business ideas, savvy, and a love of the arts!

Support a variety of artisans by creating your own unique online artist mall featuring artists from your town, a region, or a specific country -- whatever you love!

What fun to connect art lovers throughout the world with the different treasures you find and the ones that will find you with your business . . . :)

You can choose to focus your online gallery towards art collectors or the layperson who buys the occasional artistic piece for their home or office.

Or there are other options -- help teach artistic techniques, have your featured artists provide e-classes,  or provide instructions for making unique gifts, clothes, or home decorations. 

I personally love to get on the internet and see all the wonderful creations others have come up with -- limited only by their imaginations.  And so many are easy and fun to make at home!

Provide patterns or recommend the materials to be used and where they might find the materials to make these beautiful items.

Think of the joy you’ll bring to the world as they discover wonders they never knew existed. Choose to specialize in one medium or offer a variety of complimentary mediums and artists to create an online artist business which is very robust and inviting.

This e business can be developed in the comfort of your own home or on your laptop as you travel the world seeking your delightful treasures.

See some of the Art Marketing trends on the rise . . .

N2 - Niche Notes

Niche Notes!!

1) One artist or multiple artists.

2) one medium or multiple mediums such as sculpture, oil/water color paints, quilting, scrapbooking, fashion, etc.

3) local, regional, national, or global artists.

4) musicians/entertainers from your local area or around the world.

5) if you are a good photographer, use your own photos and get paid from your photography business

Create an Online Artist Business - What's It Take?


  • Interest in art, artists, and/or specific art mediums
  • Computer Skills
  • Photography Skills
  • Web design creativity
  • Organization Skills
  • Communication Skills

Resources: Computer, high-speed internet, web design software, photography (or get your photos from the artists), photo editing/sharing software, knowledge and interest in art

Time Required: 5-10 hrs/week; full-time 30-40+ hrs/week

Training: Basic to Advanced computer skills, web design software, graphic design software, photo editing/sharing software

Market: Artists and Art Collectors

Home Based: Yes

Internet: Yes

Location: Geographic Flexibility (Local, Regional, National, Global)

Start-Up Costs: $500 - $2,000

Minimizing Start-Up Costs: This can be a home based internet business to keep your overhead costs low.  Utilize freeware and/or low cost shareware in place of expensive software packages. Also, search for quality online tutorials for minimal expense; investigate low cost computer/art training at your community college, hobby store, or local recreation center. Request the artists displaying their work on your site to provide updated professional photos – minimizing your time and expense to gather these for your site.

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