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Earn money by selling your art online.
Selling art is always a tough nut to crack as there are thousands of artists and artisans which may be making the same art. Artists make random attempts, here and there, so that somebody notices them and their art but the problem is that in 99% of the time their attempts go nowhere. Here a professional help is needed to represent them, that’s the things which many artists are not good at.
Artists and artisans send bulk emails to introduce themselves to random people, friends, friends of friends etc. Their bulk emails usually go to spam folder as emails providers like gmail and yahoo mark them as spam, gmail also blocks email accounts from sending more than 500 email per day. What if someone replies back and want to see the art, what to do now?, will sending him the art pictures will do the job? If the person becomes interested in buying the art then how to get the payment then? Off-course he won’t be sending the money without making sure the artist is a trustworthy person. There are many such problems which come to the artist’s mind. Artists and artisans are mostly not good in marketing things, what they are good at is in their art.
Now day’s people search internet to get the location of restaurants, rest houses, antique shops, gyms and almost anything. So why not use the power of internet to let people come to you directly. The best way for you, if you belong to the category of artists or artisans, is to open your online store in ETSY. I have chosen Etsy as it is the best place for selling arts and crafts. Here you get almost all custom-made art and craft items like custom jewellery, custom and ecommerce websites, digital papers, handmade clothes, paintings, sculpture, handmade baby toys and almost everything which you have seen in the world.
How to open your shop in ETSY
Step 1 – Register yourself in ETSY - CLICK HERE
Step 2 – Validate your email by clicking the validate link send by etsy to your email address.
Step 3 – Start adding your items from the ‘Add New Item’ link in your shop area.
Step 4 – Add your paypal email or your bank details.
The listing fee per item is $0.20 for 4 months or until it sells. The selling fee is 3.5% of the sale price, ETSY allows all types of handmade goods, vintage items(which are at least 20 years old) and craft supplies. Normally it takes just 15 days to get your first sale.
Their is also an option of selling your art and craft through your own ecommerce website. For this you will first need to do a domain name registration which is a process of buying a domain name for 1 to 20 years from a domain registrar. This process is followed by buying a web hosting for your domain name. Once web hosting is activated you can host your ecommerce website from it.
The only problem with ecommerce website is that to get a sale from it you will have to do a good amount of promotions for it.