Struggling Creative? Here’s How to Use Your Skills to Make Money Quickly

As a creative individual, you’ll already know how hard it can be to make money quickly doing what you love. You could be doing anything, from photography and graphic design to art, music-making, or writing, while we all wish to see the day we succeed in our passions, until that day comes, we all need to live and pay the bills.

However, there are plenty of ways in the modern world you can still make money quickly and creatively, sometimes even putting your creative skills to good use, and then still have time to focus on making your dreams come true. Here’s a complete beginner’s guide to doing just that!

Struggling Creative? Here’s How to Use Your Skills to Make Money Quickly
Struggling Creative? Here’s How to Use Your Skills to Make Money Quickly

Sell Your Service

As a creative, you may be working on a masterpiece or your first best-selling novel, but until you get there, why not offer the service you’re working on to others. If you’re a photographer, take photos for people. If you’re a writer, write articles for people. No matter what creative passion you have, they’ll be a market for offering that service to the people who need it.

Look online on gig websites, or freelancing job boards. Contact companies with an email saying what service you’re offering. Use social media to create a portfolio to show people what you have to offer.

Start Small and Build Up

While it may be tempting to jump straight into a 100,000-word novel and seek the way to get yourself published, a creative way is to take baby steps and start small before working yourself up. For example, as a writer, you could start by writing essays, articles, and short stories. You could even start with eBooks and sell them online. As you get more and more experienced, you can start working up to bigger projects until you can work full time!

The list of opportunities here are endless, so check out pages like How to Make Money Fast: Over 100 Creative Ideas to really get the creative juices flowing.

Start a Blog

Writing about your journey for others to follow along with, and starting your own blog, or newsletter, can be one of the best ways to grow your audience, make money quickly, make a name for yourself, and there are lots of ways you can do it.

You can build up your audience and sell ads on your blog pages, which make you ad revenue. You can also include affiliate links to websites like Amazon for products you’re using that you can make a commission on. For example, if you’re a photographer, you could write equipment reviews and include links to the equipment and make a percentage of each sale made.

Create a Course

If you’ve got the skills to make it big, you can bet that others will want to learn from your journey and educate themselves in the path you took. Perhaps they just want to learn your skills to follow their own hobby and passion. For this, you can create a course you can sell to make money.

There are plenty of platforms out there where you can create your own course, and with the right amount of marketing and promotion in the right places, you’ll be able to sell your course and put real cash into your bank account! If you are not sure where to start, here is a beginner’s guide to creating your own course.


As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities and creative ways to make money with your skills, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Get creative and think outside the box to get ahead. Remember, everybody has 24 hours a day, it’s up to you to choose how you want to spend them.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

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