Talented animators are in high demand, so have you ever thought about using your skills to earn some money? For many people, drawing characters is seen as a hobby but with increasing demand for animated characters to be used online and in books, your skills could get you a serious income.
Even if you have a full-time career or are in full-time study, it cannot hurt to find out whether your animation skills could be put to better use, earning you an income all the while. Those doodles could actually be the next characters to be displayed on a business’ website, or you could be able to sell the right to use them through stock images sites.
The problem with that is that you do not have much control over your animations and what happens with them. And of course the fact that stock image companies take a big chunk of the money that you make from your unique talents.
How else can I make money from my animations?
Another option is to upload your work onto a website like The Talent Bank, which is a free to use website that allows you to add your work to create your own portfolio of animations. You will join a host of creative talents who are attracting the attention of talent spotters across a range of specialities.
The great thing about The Talent Bank is that there are already loads of people using it to find skills such as animation. So when you register and upload your animations to showcase them, you could be close to finding your dream job as a professional animator. Uploading your drawings is straight-forward and you do not have to worry about any of the usual tasks that you would have to take care of if you set up your own website. No marketing work required on your part, as there is a long list of regular clients queuing up for animations and other creative work.
The Talent Bank is the perfect starting point for creative people to canvass their skills, as well as be part of a community. Freelance animators often work alone, so sometimes it is nice to be able to reach out to people with similar skills. The talented people who join The Talent Bank are always helping each other out, either by ratings each other’s work or by offering advice. You may be able to find someone who started the same pathway as you who can offer some of their wisdom as to how you can progress. You might even find opportunities for collaborations.
If that sounds like something you could benefit from then take a look at the website here.