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|06-30-2016 04:27 PM|
I haven't made any sale, but I'm just starting out again... I'm studying up on Internet Marketing... and here's what I learn, which could help with selling your artwork. |
Find a spot to sell your art - Zazzle, Etsy, DeviantArt, etc
Have a Website (optional) - There are places where you can get free hosting (but no domain name) such as Blogger.com which is run by Google. Or purchase your own domain and hosting, then download Wordpress. You don't have to be a web designer to put together a website with Wordpress (wish I knew this when I was younger).
Once you have your art up at either those place. All you need now is traffic.
Some of the places people mentioned are great, but I like Pinterest the best. Why? A lot of people go to Pinterest to get inspiration and often time buy things! A lof of the artwork I check out on Pinterest have been sold out! (Average price of sold items I've seen are 250+).
But before you can get your work sold through Pinterest, you must have a lot of followers. Active followers that are interested in art! That way when you Pin your work on your account, others will see it and if they like it, they'll Pin and their followers do the same. So if you don't have a lot of followers at the moment, I recommend start following people that are pinning artwork. I heard you're only allow to follow 200/300 new people a day. So do this for a month and you're following 6000/9000 people. The statistic I read is for every 100 people you follow, at least one will follow you back. Not sure how true it is...
Pinterest is a WONDERFUL way to get free traffic to your work!
I don't find Facebook useful for traffic, unless you're willing to pay facebook to promote your page. Otherwise, you're only getting friends and families to see your work.
Instagram is a nice place for exposure, but you can't link to your sale page through your post. Only in your profile pace (and not everyone will bother checking your profile)
|06-01-2016 04:45 PM|
Originally Posted by cjm1972 View Post
Couldn't agree more! There's no substitute for the work you put in. It will take time to grow a following to sell art online or grow a buyers list to sell art in a more traditional face-to-face setting.
These days, selling online is a must but you have to know what you're doing to actually get somewhere. The nice thing is there's a decent amount of blog content out there that can point you in the right direction. Here's a good one to start with, http://blog.artstorefronts.com/featu...ll-art-online/ hope this helps!
|02-03-2016 07:02 AM|
|houghter||Not much, Liz, I must say. This is my first time trying to reach people on social media. I've been following various recources on website creation strategies for a long time, and always find great stuff on them. Now I'm thinking of putting together a community for local artists for sharing ideas and selling art in my area, by using some artistic WP themes available at http://www.templatemonster.com or http://themeforest.net and a couple of SEO/SMO related plugins like Yoast SEO to boost its visibility on Goggle. Let's see how it goes, and if it doesn't work, I'll try something else.|
|01-29-2016 10:52 PM|
|Asancta||Twitter is fun...is just maaajor fun.I get my news from there too LOL It has it's own "language" and maybe that's why people don't get it at first.|
|01-29-2016 10:26 PM|
Instagram took me a little bit, but once I discovered adding tags to my work (which attracted followers), and following others with similar tastes, I am totally hooked. |
As for Twitter...I only joined because I have a neice who utilizes it instead of FB, but I just couldn't get into it. I eventually forgot my password, and my poor neice will just have to send me emails. Lol
Like Terry, I have reached more people on FB than anywhere, and I'm not currently selling my art. I do however have accounts at Redbubble and Zazzle, which desperately need to be updated.
|01-27-2016 04:26 PM|
I keep think I'm going to figure out Twitter and Instagram one of these when I have nothing better to do, but so far I always have something better to do. |
|01-27-2016 01:54 PM|
|Liz||Wow, Terry, that's great. You must really know how to connect with poeple. When I'm on the internet, much of the time I feel like I'm talking to myself. Do you use twitter? I was thinking of trying it, it doesn't seem as confusing as facebook and I don't have to say much.|
|01-26-2016 08:39 PM|
Facebook has given me more sales than ebay, or esty. On Facebook I have friends from other forums, like those on Daily Strength, from games I play, from places I use to work, lots of family and friends of family and friends I never met. I sell a couple of my paintings every month just by posting on facebook. |
|01-26-2016 02:22 PM|
I don't use social media because I don't know what exactly I'm suppose to be doing there. Just posting artwork isn't exactly going to get anyone's interest. I find that to be successful with social media you need to be able to entertain people and keep their attention, Not everyone can do that or afford to pay someone to do it for them. |
Houghter have you been able to sell your art as a result of social media?
|01-26-2016 01:38 PM|
Originally Posted by leighann View Post
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