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Tips for Selling Your Artwork Online

Tips for Selling Your Artwork Online

Making a living as an artist can be difficult because getting your work seen by potential buyers can be quite a challenge. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have space at a gallery or to put on frequent shows of your work, you may be forced to venture into the world of online art sales. It is definitely possible to …

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Handling Commissioned Artwork

Handling Commissioned Artwork

Commissioned artwork is a goal of most serious artists. While most art commissions go smoothly for both artist and patron, some have become virtual nightmares for all those involved. Knowing what to expect out of the commission experience and planning ahead can take the stress potential out of the situation. The commission scenario can be a stressful one for some …

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Building Your Online Portfolio

Building Your Online Portfolio

As an artist, your online portfolio is your resume – a way for galleries and potential clients to see the quality of work you do. Like any other resume, it should show both the growth you’ve experienced and the talent you possess. It’s not just a sales catalog of your work; your resume should be an enticing taste of things …

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Tips for Selling Your Art on Etsy

Tips for Selling Your Art on Etsy

Etsy is the most well-known online marketplace for selling handmade goods. Like it’s similarly named predecessor, eBay, users can browse through thousands of items for sale. Unlike eBay, everything on Etsy is handmade by artists and artisans similar to yourself. Getting noticed on such a large marketplace can be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible. Use SEO to Your Advantage …

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Creating a Buzz on Instagram

Creating a Buzz on Instagram

Instagram is the perfect social media site for artists: it’s a platform devoted entirely to images. Creating a buzz about your art on IG is about networking – hooking up with the right audience and “tagging” your work with the right keywords so those interested can find it. Beyond that, Instagram is just like any other social media network, because …

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WordPress for Artists

WordPress for Artists

While many artists, designers, illustrators and photographers use WordPress as a blogging platform and showcase for their work, the vast majority still don’t. But why? Blogs provide an easy way to display and sell your art, discuss your creative processes, announce exhibits and build relationships with potential buyers, exhibitors and fellow artists. On WordPress, particularly, you can easily produce and …

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