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Being your own boss is not always easy. It comes with both benefits and disadvantages but overall it is an amazing experience!

Doing what you love for a living is a dream for most people. When you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you get to work toward that dream a little bit every day. It’s a pretty wild feeling! When I started my art business, I never would have thought it would bring so much positivity into my life.

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Here are 10 things I love about my art business.

1. Doing what I love

I get to do what I love for a living and this makes me incredibly happy. Happiness can come from many places, but having a job you actually love is a blissful feeling. I earn money through my passion and I grow in the best possible way. Every day is a wonderful adventure and I am excited to get up in the morning.

2. Choosing my own focus

I can concentrate on things that I am truly interested in. For me, that’s of course animals. I decided to make them the core of my artworks. I have always loved nature and animals, and being able to paint and draw this subject every day is wonderful. Being your own boss allows you to pursue topics that interest you. You get to dictate the direction your business takes.

Hedgehog and cat throw pillow
Get these colorful pillow cover in my Etsy shop.

3. Concentrating on my strengths

I can focus on what I am good at, which is working with colors in my case. I am incredibly bad at drawing from the mind, I always need a reference picture. And that’s perfectly fine! Instead of spending hours drawing and correcting an artwork that will never look great, I allow myself to use reference pictures freely and work on improving my color skills instead, which is what I love doing. When you’re an entrepreneur with your own business, you can decide how to spend your time.

bumblebee painting art print in frame
Get this cute illustration in my Society6 shop.

4. Setting my own hours

Being your own boss allows you to work whenever you want. I have of course things to do by a certain date, but most of these deadlines are originally set by me. I know what I have to accomplish every day and I can decide if I’d rather work early in the morning, or late at night. Having flexible hours allows for incredible freedom in your life. You can make time for friends, family, and most importantly, self-care.

5. I get to make people happy

Every time someone orders something from one of my shops, I know it will make someone happy. Whether it’s the person that ordered or the one they intend to gift the item to. And especially, every single time I receive an order for a pet portrait, I get incredibly excited at the idea of making a pet owner happy. When they tell me how much they love it, it absolutely makes my day! I love getting to paint other people’s pet and see their pictures and happy reviews.

6. Sharing my art with the world

Seeing my art printed on all kinds of products and seeing them in other people’s hand is incredibly gratifying. It makes all the hard work worth it. I pour my soul into my paintings and my business and having people buy from me from all around the world is ecstatic. What I do is unique and I get to share my art with the world.

Animal artworks on products collage
Get these items in my Society6 shop.

7. It fuels my creativity

Being my own boss and having my own creative business allows me to concentrate on what really matters to me thus fueling my creativity. I can try new ideas as they come to me. I can unleash my creativity without fear. What I make is completely up to me and nobody can tell me how to do something. Artists need the freedom to create.

8. Being responsible

Success or failure are only up to me. I had to learn about marketing, laws and taxes, marketing, and so on, all on my own. There was no one I could possibly blame if it didn’t work out. The outcome of my business endeavor was only up to me. Consequently, when you are your own boss, you have an astonishing amount of responsibility, and I personally enjoy this.

9. Every day is different

No two days are the same. I create something new every day. Monotony does not exist. There is always something new to learn or a new technique to try. The art and business worlds are forever evolving and it’s necessary to keep up with the changes, whether they are technical, such as SEO and websites building related, or creative, such as trends. Every single day is different than the last.

10. Connecting with like-minded people

Connecting with other like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs is wonderful. I discover new artists I love every day and I love virtually meeting new people that are on the same journey as I am. We are each unique and we each have different goals and dreams but we are unified by a common passion: being our own boss and creating our own small business.

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These are the main things I like about my art business. I still have a long way to go to meet my goals but I enjoy every day spent working on my online shops and that’s what matters most in my opinion. My art business is my baby!

How about you? Is your passion your job? What do you do for a living and do you like it? Share in the comments.

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27 Comments

  1. I always loved art but never considered it like a business. You are so good with it, it’s amazing that you’ve turned your passion into a business! – Paolo

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  2. I am so happy for you! I can clearly see how happy you are! Your art proves it the best

    1. Thank you!

  3. Beautiful pieces! It’s great to see that you are able to do what you love and you are good at!

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’m very grateful I got to turn my passion into a business 🙂

  4. Doing what we love is quite important. We don’t only deliver our best work but it’s good for our mental health.

    1. Absolutely, doing what you love is important and makes your life better! Actually I even wrote an article on that 😉

      Why doing what you love is important

  5. being able to have freedom with your work hours is such a blessing. I have the same and it is truly a game changer!

    1. I completely agree!

  6. I love your reasons! Most of your reasons are the same ones that I have for starting my own business and writing my first book! It’s great, isn’t it?

    1. So great! 🙂
      Congrats on writing books, I know it’s so much harder than what most people think. I wish you all the best and tons of success!

  7. OMG! That hedgehog pillow!!! We had a hedgehog for a few years (she wasn’t much of a friendly spirit, but we loved her nonetheless), so I always love seeing hedgehogs on things! I also LOVE that bumblebee picture. You are so talented! Your work is so vibrant, colorful, and cheerful! It sounds like you have really found (and followed!) your calling! I’ll definitely be checking out your store!

    1. Aww thank you so much! I’m so glad you like my artworks ♥

  8. My daughter paints. She would love to do it for a living but is a little disheartened that her etsy shop doesn’t make sales. I keep telling her to hang im there!

    1. Etsy is very hard, especially when trying to sell original art. That’s why I always recommend to diversify income sources. But definitely don’t let her give up, I’m sure a breakthrough will come!

  9. Being able to control what you do and getting to make your own decisions in life are definitely a way toward happiness. I know when I get to do my own thing or run my own business I am much happier and much more invested in what I do.

    1. Exactly! And if you’re more invested you’re more productive too 🙂

  10. Wow! I love your art so much. And that thought that you also love what you are doing make everything in life easy. Keep it up and keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you so much! I will! 🙂

  11. So creative! I love your artwork!

    1. Thank you! ♥

  12. Wow! I would love for my daughter to explore this area. Hope we can study this together. She has a collection of art works but we don’t know where to go to.

    1. There are so many options out there for artists, your daughter can most certainly do it! It all depends on if she wants to sell originals or make her art available on products. Or both.

  13. Chasing your dreams will develop your courage. Courage is your fuel to achieve amazing success in life, follow your dreams and exercise courage. In sure enough time you will be unstoppable.

    1. Yes, I completely agree! 🙂

  14. I wonder how different and interesting each day is for you. The output of your work is so amazing. Keep it up your unique work. 🙂

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