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: Is anyone looking to sell thir art?


Jay2560
02-25-2016, 05:35 PM
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

Mel_Robertson
02-25-2016, 05:59 PM
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?

Liz
02-25-2016, 07:49 PM
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.

PMMurphy
02-25-2016, 08:45 PM
im in a financial bind right now. So im selling anything and everything.

Jay2560
02-25-2016, 09:17 PM
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

TerryCurley
02-25-2016, 09:29 PM
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.:biggrin:

Jay2560
02-25-2016, 10:03 PM
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.

Jay2560
02-25-2016, 10:08 PM
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.

TerryCurley
02-26-2016, 09:47 AM
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.

Liz
02-26-2016, 07:18 PM
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.

leighann
02-27-2016, 10:42 AM
Liz Are you on Instagram? I think you would do well on there. I'm an addict :laugh:

leighann
02-27-2016, 10:51 AM
Jay2560 I love your idea of an online marketplace. I know Etsy is very popular, but I know all the fees they charge aren't. I'm leery of selling my art, mostly because I don't think it's that good. It's okay, but I don't think it's good enough for people to give me money for.

Now I have been kicking around doing a website where people can download pieces to color for a small fee, but that would be months away.

dickhutchings
02-27-2016, 11:25 AM
I haven't even come close to creating enough art to get past my family. My wife wants my latest to hang on the wall and my daughter wants something large for her wall. I like painting on the larger surfaces. Once I get a few that the family don't want, I may try to sell some.

TerryCurley
02-27-2016, 01:25 PM
I think to date I've painted well over 200 paintings, and that's within 21 months. I started early May 2014. Believe me it doesn't take long before the family is used up. One thing that bothers me is so many relatives are displaying my early works and I can do so much better now. I have probably thrown away at least 50 paintings that I wasn't happy with. Some I sell at the flea market for ridiculous prices like $3.00. People will buy anything if they think they are getting a great bargain. :devil: But most of my paintings run from $10 to $50 depending on the quality and size. I hope some day to sell a painting for over $100 and feel the painting was actually worth it, but if it doesn't happen I'm OK with that. It's all just a game to me.

Liz
02-27-2016, 01:35 PM
I think you need a smart phone to use instagram and I don't use one.

Leigh Ann I only saw a couple of your artwork but it looks really good and seems well suited for one of those adult coloring books. They are really popular now and some artists have done quite well with it. You can make an ebook with your art and try selling it as a download.

abt2k15
03-27-2016, 11:41 AM
kind some sneaky way to advertise your site haha - please dont take offense but lets do an honest talk here :)
you didnt create a website. you ordered webspace, booked an url and put up a wordpress installation with a paid theme
designed to make money with people creating ads on that theme.

i mean alright fair enough but i dont think you will come far with it since youd have to like built campaigns and such
to get somewhat of a user base and earn their trust etc etc. stuff thats already established on many big sites like ebay..
even amazon...

reach for the stars and chase your dreams but dont fall for illusions :)

best of luck m8

Bushcraftonfire
03-27-2016, 01:07 PM
Nice catch ABT...

I didn't see this post until today.. and I immediately deleted the link when I saw it. Now I see your post.. you should be a mod.. LOL!

abt2k15
03-27-2016, 01:28 PM
nowai ^^ also no harm done by his link really. i dont think he has bad intensions ^^

TonTon
03-27-2016, 01:34 PM
Yes actually, i have started a shop on Esty . I only have a few paintings up at the moment. Feel free to take a look . https://www.etsy.com/shop/TonTonsArt

Bushcraftonfire
03-27-2016, 02:12 PM
Good stuff Tonton.. I fixed your link as it was short circuiting.. LOL

TonTon
03-27-2016, 06:50 PM
Well a double thanks to you :)

artfuly
04-12-2016, 01:40 AM
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
Hello,
we are looking for new and emerging artists to sell in an online gallery and ship the pieces to buyers and collectors internationally. Come and see us at https://artfuly.com/products

kpnuts
04-12-2016, 03:07 AM
Hi all I have not sold pics (given several away) I have however sold several of my models, last one for 400 quid, but the difference is I build what I like with no intention of selling it, if no one wants it (due to space) it ends up in the spares drawer. So I still enjoy what I'm building as it's for me, the most I got for a model was 800 quid which discounting time 2 yrs was about what it cost to build.

richfitz
06-10-2016, 07:49 AM
im looking to sell my stuff

Pguimaraes74
06-15-2016, 10:47 AM
I recently moved to Rockledge, Florida, and have started actively selling my work where I can. Sold 3 so far at Farmer's Markets. Have one in a gallery in Viera, and soon to have two more in one of the local businesses. I hope this will help me find some collectors of my work, or some type of interest. I am in the early stages so, we shall see.

GenuineUK
07-28-2016, 09:48 AM
im in a financial bind right now. So im selling anything and everything.

Hi All,

www.Genuine.uk has launched UK based art market place for buying and selling art register today

just
07-28-2016, 02:28 PM
More spam alert

jaybyrd
07-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Hi, I used to get that block, as I'm just too honest, and money just didn't justify the beauty spilling from my soul. Since moving to another country, to the middle of nowhere, growing my own food raising my own goats, making cheese and raising my two kids home-educating them, with my husband, we have found that, the sustainable life is great, fun, hard work, ethical, inspiring and the rest...it is vital that some things need money, books, materials, goat medication, tools, etc... I've found that i have had to create art, quick and with a respectable price, the small paintings, sell cheap, more chance to sell, I've found that painting the old ways historical pictures sell well as a project for tourism and local shows. I still don't sell enough though, but i have hope and I'm not one to give up... i don't see many folks on a daily basis, i don't social media chat, so i have narrowed my chances incredibly, but i believe in magic... Nice to be here and meet fellow artists... blessings

Katerina Draw
07-05-2019, 01:35 AM
Sold his art on such sites https://www.livemaster.ru/ and many more different groups for sale on Facebook , for example https://www.facebook.com/groups/Artists.Meeting.Place/

BlazingFlash
07-13-2019, 11:52 PM
yes actually, here it is in shirt form lol https://teespring.com/stores/scorchedearthdesigns

jaybyrd
07-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Well i am impressed. Nice designs, and good on your for turning your art into more practical pieces. Love the socks, and the shirts. Do you mind me asking, how many items do you sell monthly, is it regular? Or random?

Good going mate, keep it up.

BlazingFlash
07-15-2019, 11:26 PM
Thanks a ton bro! Glad to see that you are enjoying my artwork and such, as I've been receiving some hate here and there. Unfortunately I have not made business yet, it is a lot harder than I expected... If you want to see more stuff, check out my page at https://blazingflash97.newgrounds.com

Bokehen
08-13-2019, 01:55 PM
I've skim through the comments and did not see these two sites:

Artwanted.com

FoundMySelf.com

I've personally have not sold anything but have met several classic artist who are on the same site. Both have secure art features to protect your art and account. But still nothing. it seems that sites like these are attracting other artist who want to sell, but not attract buyers. Granted I have several new works on those sites but are in a high price range. So I doubt they will move anytime soon.

The term "starving artist" applies here..