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However, they are good ways to pick up extra cash, build a portfolio, or sharpen skills. Eventually, the experience gained can lead to opportunities to build a home business or otherwise launch a career as an artist.
While most of these jobs are for beginners, this list of at-home artistic jobs also includes freelance opportunities for experienced artists.
There are also plenty of online job boards that post opportunities for freelance artists. Regardless of where you are in your artistic career, consider these gigs to expand your portfolio or build the savings you need to start a business.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Artists, Illustrators, Writers
If you’ve got a thing for sci-fi, this is a great option. The award-winning magazine has published iconic work from many well-known authors and illustrators since 1930. They accept long- and short-form pieces, poetry, and illustrations. Pay ranges are listed on its website.
This pet-centric, humorous greeting card maker licenses photographs from freelancers and occasionally accepts new verse writers. Read the submission guidelines before sending your work.
The Sun Magazine
This independent, ad-free magazine features high-caliber work from writers and photographers. Pay ranges for freelance writing assignments (essays, interviews, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) from $300 to $2,000. One-time use of photos pays $100-$500.
The Bradford Group
This collectibles company seeks freelance artists to work with its product development teams on products that include collector plates, ornaments, dolls, music boxes, and figurines.
Submit designs for t-shirts, mugs, bags, hats, and more at this popular site. The company specializes in highlighting everyone’s unique ideas and passions.
This children’s magazine publisher accepts hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations from freelancers. Send non-returnable samples (not originals) for consideration.
Illustrators, Designers, Web Designers
This crowdsourced site connects artists and clients in competitive bids for work. Artwork includes everything from brand design to logos, web pages, and even tattoos.
This greeting card company accepts submissions for everyday greetings as well as holiday art and some humor.
This monthly magazine purchases nature photography from freelancers. Submissions for covers and specific sections are regularly accepted.
Artists and Illustrators
This company specializes in home decor and fashion-forward art. Design wall art and home decor of all kinds for resellers worldwide.
Artists, Illustrators, Photographers
This greeting card and stationery company purchase a range of materials from freelance artists—graphics, traditional, whimsical, humorous, and contemporary pieces, and photography.
Take pictures of homes on the real estate market. Photographers set appointments, take photographs, then upload the work. Payment varies. Amateurs accepted.
Recycled Paper Greetings
Freelance artists can submit artwork for a card concept along with a message for consideration for this environmentally-conscious greeting card company.