How to make money with art

Making money with art is the dream of many artists. How wonderful is it to have your passion appreciated by people and even be paid for? Many artists manage to make a living out of their profession, however, an endeavour like this has to be treated as any other business. And art is probably one of the most competitive markets of all of them, simply because people enjoy making art.
So what can you do to set yourself up for success? And where can you go to make a living from your art?

Starting your journey as a digital artist, things you need to know

Starting your journey as an artist can be really frightening. There are many things you need to know, which can be really overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you need to know to get started? But also: What is irrelevant when you just get started? In many cases ‘less is more’. This counts for information too. Not saying though that you should have little knowledge, not at all. When it comes to knowledge: The more the better. But when you’re new in this field, many things will do nothing but overwhelm you and a lot of the information out there will be irrelevant up to a much later stage. So what is important when you’re new to (digital) art?