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post #1 of Old 02-25-2016, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone looking to sell thir art?

Hey everyone, just curious to see how many people on here are actively looking for places to sell their art? I'm not selling anything or trying to get a commission. Just Genuinely interested to see
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post #2 of Old 02-25-2016, 04:59 PM
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hey jay I'm not selling either in fact, when people offer me cash I have to turn them down because I know the instant I accept a payment into the equation I will fail, it creates a block for me, my only block it's like the motive for me painting switches from pleasure to financial, so I get NO enjoyment out of it and I'm not able to even paint!
anyone else get this block?
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I would like to sell, I do pet portrait commissions and totally agree that taking money for a painting that's not done yet puts a block in front of you. That's why I don't take any deposit until the customer sees the finished portrait, it takes a bit of the pressure off.
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im in a financial bind right now. So im selling anything and everything.
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Would any of you guys be interested in displaying some art you'd like to sell on my website? It doesn't cost anything and I don't take a commission so it's all free. I'm always looking for places to try sell my work and figured i'd try and make a site specifically for listing artwork to sell. It's only new so there isn't much of an audience yet but i'm trying to make it grow
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My hobby has evolved into selling my work. At first I wasn't interested in selling because I knew I wasn't very good. I'm still not very good but better than I was a year ago and the way I figure is if someone likes one of my paintings enough to buy it then why not sell it. I don't charge much. I still consider it only a hobby and I do it for the fun of it, not the money.

I have a peg board wall at a nearby flea market (indoors). Renting the space only costs me $35 a month. I started it last October and I have always sold enough each month to cover the rent plus a little more for some supplies. It's nothing much to brag about but I never thought I could do anything like that and it makes me tremendously happy to be doing it.



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Terry your work looks pretty good to me? you have some really nice work there

I like the idea of selling work at a flea market, but there isn't really anything like that anywhere close to where i'm from. So i Came up with the idea that i'd try and make a website that's pretty much an online market place for artists to sell their work. So far it's only new so there isn't many people on there...actually i think i may be the only one on there haha...

Anyway i just wanted a place to sell my art so i made (link removed) . You guys are welcome to post some of your art there that you'd like to sell. It doesn't cost anything and i don't take a commission so it's all free. Up to you guys anyway just trying to be creative and helpful.
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hey jay I'm not selling either in fact, when people offer me cash I have to turn them down because I know the instant I accept a payment into the equation I will fail, it creates a block for me, my only block it's like the motive for me painting switches from pleasure to financial, so I get NO enjoyment out of it and I'm not able to even paint!
anyone else get this block?
Meli, I totally get that. It's like the instant someone offers payment for your work it becomes just that, 'work' and it kind of takes the enjoyment out of it. I don't really paint or draw with the intention of selling everything i produce, so i can still be creative and not feel like i'm 'Working', however i do sell some stuff later on. I do agree with what you're saying though.

http://artvertizer.com is good for buying and selling art, and it's completely free.
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Your site will be competing with some big time art selling sites like Etsy and Ebay. These sites are familiar and trusted by the buyers. I've sold on both Etsy and Ebay but only 1 on Etsy and 2 on Ebay and personally I think online selling is a hassle because of the shipping and delay in getting the money.



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post #10 of Old 02-26-2016, 06:18 PM
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It's very difficult selling original art from a personal website. When my pet portrait site did well in google I'd get commissions every now and then but when my site dropped so did the commissions. I have more sales from POD sites of my digital art than selling anything on my personal site, digital or original.
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