Creative artists can help support their passion with a secondary income that promotes their wares. There are multiple ways to do this. This article focuses on one of those avenues. Producing calendars is not a new idea, but it’s effective because they are widely used.
You can use your talents and create beautiful unique calendars of different sizes, formats and images. Your calendar can cover 12 months, 18 months or 24 months. If money is a little tight, create a year-at-a-glance desk calendar with one image. It’s the business card that works every day and people won’t throw it away until it runs out.
If your wares are paintings, pottery, or anything resulting from materials, then simply take photos to be used in the calendar. If you’re a photographer, then you already have your supply of images. However, if your talents stem from intellectual means, such as a writer, then team up with another creative artist for the images and write inspirational messages to match the images. Alternatively, writers could hire designers to provide a beautiful backdrop for their poetry.
There are many websites that offer creating unique calendars, which will require research to find the best option for you. Some of these offer free accounts for restricted design capabilities and paid accounts for their full service, such as Canva. Others will allow you to create unique calendars and charge for the printing (and delivery in some cases), such as Shutterfly or Vistaprint. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a designer and have it professionally printed at your local printer. Professional looking calendars will entice more people to purchase; however, this does mean you will have to pay the cost of producing the calendars.
Make sure you display your calendars at markets and events where you are promoting and selling your wares. People, who may not be able to afford to purchase your wares at that time, may be enticed to buy your beautiful calendar showcasing your work. Don’t forget to include your contact details on the back of the calendar so people can purchase your wares when they are ready.