Taking commissions isn’t for everyone; it requires a mindset where the artist is excited about the collaborative effort involved in producing a personalized piece of art.
The more highly ranked the other site, the more “link juice” it provides. Google’s search engine likes to see backlinks that come from authoritative websites, which helps to distinguish yours as worthy of a visit.
A signed contract from both parties, the artist and the venue, is a must to make sure every transaction is transparent and both parties are protected from the unforeseen.
That’s what makes wholesale such a great foundation for a business. Instead of having to convince 20 people to buy your thing, you only have to convince one person – the store manager or buyer.
Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.
It can be challenging to select work for a portfolio presentation that will make maximum impact and be memorable.
Artists who are recognized as experts usually have a niche to focus on. They become a specialist in an area of their choosing.
So, as an artist or maker who wants to jump into online sales, what are your choices? Basically, you can choose to participate on a third-party website which offers art for sale, or you can use your own art website to sell your work.
Designed to entice, this is adding something that makes them say, “Wow, this is great. I want to buy this”.
I see a natural progression happening for artists. They look for a place to sell and start out on one of the big marketplaces. They learn the basics, gain confidence, and branch out on their own.
iVANZi created a business model where they act as a go-between for the artist and the retailer, in some very interesting ways.
by Carolyn Edlund How your customer – and your creative business – can benefit when you offer customization. I recently published an article about the benefits of offering turnkey elements when selling art. Turnkey means streamlined, ready to use, complete in every detail. And that’s important, because a purchase should be straightforward and easy […]