Now that you’re totally skilled at brush lettering, it’s time to share it and make some money.
There are a few ways you could make money from your lettering:
- Sell your services (envelopes, signs, design).
- Sell products (art prints, t-shirts, tote bags).
- Teach lettering (workshops, online classes).
- Earn affiliate commission by sharing your favorite classes or supplies.
To get attention for any of those things, you need to have your own website or blog.
- You get to create a portfolio of your best work (and show off the kind of work you want to be known for).
- You get to tell your story.
- You get to build an audience that doesn’t depend on social media (or its wacky algorithms).
Step one of creating a money-making machine with your lettering is to make a website.
There are tons of tutorials you could cobble together on how to get started, but I recommend referring to a comprehensive source that walks you through all the steps you need to build a blog.
If you need help starting a blog, Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog can help. Abby and her husband Donnie are full time bloggers, and they just released their third edition of Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook.
Framework teaches the best practices for all of the most major areas of blogging– getting set up, growing an email list, driving traffic to your site, growing your social media channels, working with brands, growing an income, and more.
You don’t have to do a bunch of research or guessing, trying to figure it all out. Framework covers it all for you.