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Online Spaces To Earn Money From Your Art Or Photos

Updated on July 25, 2011

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Zazzle And Other Print On Demand Sites

Print on demand is nothing new, but new sites in this area are being created quite often as it is a billion dollar industry the process to create and own products that have been printed to order as they save on the extra surplus stock that comes with an over print run of a regular print turnout is just part of an ever growing online business method.

With a print on demand service there is no need to pay any money upfront as all you have to do is provide the designs and the service will do all the rest, such as fulfilling orders and handling the main customer transactions, so that the process remains totally automated and easy for the designers who upload the content for their design business site to expand.

Zazzle is a great place to upload digital photos, clear artwork, computer designed art or any types of logos and other designs, in fact the process of creating a product with your design on it can take less than five minutes, I know this as I have experimented with this print on demand site aswell as others such as Cafepress.

But we don't just stop there with these few print on demand services we have a lot to choose from on finding a site to place your art on it to sell to anyone that could be interested, of course there are the ones that include a profile page and then a gallery space for your art prints and even other artistic efforts.

What follows is a run down of some the top art sites that other artists use to earn from with their work and these are the recommended websites.

Top Art Selling Sites That Are Free To Use

The top sites that you can sell your own art within are featured here now and to start we have Fine Art America which is a really great site to use that uses a blog that you can update about your featured art prints and a way of keeping updated through a weekly stats update that is emailed to you about potential visitors to your art print pages.

Your account also features many other useful tools such as a blog and other stuff in which to sell your art in many ways.

Etsy is another one that I have an account with but have not got around to using it yet, you can draw drawings, paintings, make handmade crafts and allsorts for sale on Etsy, I think it was Moonmaiden who first told me about Etsy, as she has many crafty type hubages which are very inspiring, go check em out!

Sell Your Art On Ebay

Ebay is of course another option for selling your art through the popular auction site, existing art that you have created can be sold as a set price or set the price for interested parties or buyers to bid on the art prints.

You could if you have lots of products, open up an ebay store if the price of one justifies the expense and sell through this online store and then link up to a free hosted blog and your ebay community blog too for extra promotions and backlink opportunities. Also your listings must be top notch and some effort and thought must be applied into your ebay listings, keywords, title and descriptions must be something searchable and a good product placement, So that it can be located through the ebay site itself or other search engines.

Earning Money From Your Own Art

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      Wayne Tully 9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      so could I for the paintings, but not any of that strange abstract stuff as I come out rather puzzled as to the painted yoghurt pots with sprouts hanging off them.

      I once got locked in an art gallery but I won't go into that....

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      Dame Scribe 9 years ago from Canada

      I could spend hours n hours in a art gallery, lol...probably be just as bad online, :) thanks for the info.

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      Wayne Tully 9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Good luck Artguy...I need to write some more squidoo lenses and in doing so, you link them up to relevant hubpages too which will add to your quality content.

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      artguy 9 years ago from Columbus

      Thanks for the answer waynet, what you say makes since. I'm trying to stay more focused with my Squidoo lenses.

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      quicksand 9 years ago

      I quite agree. Thanks Waynet!


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      Wayne Tully 9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      The path that I am trying to follow now is one of increased promotional methods and the topics that I really know alot about and want to specialize in, so that I am known for that topic when my name comes up - branding is very important and when you are at the top of your search results for your own name or business name, then you can progress on from there with a bit of increased confidence, it's just a long haul building all of your content library archives so that they all point to your good stuff!

      The tried and tested methods work good if you study them, but there are inventive ways to refresh old ideas so that promoting doesn't seem like you are being forced to go other peoples routes to success!

      Cheers for commenting Quicksand!

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      quicksand 9 years ago

      Hi waynet! I too find HubPages very addictive. I guess experimenting with methods of promoting would be more rewarding than just following an already tested path. I guess that is what you meant by saying you are following your own path, right?

      Cheers! :)

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      Wayne Tully 9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Artguy - I make extra money here on hubpages but not enough to justify the time and effort, instead I use these hubpages as traffic generators for my blogs and squidoo lenses and linking up hubpages and combined with everything I do at the moment I am earning a part time income.

      I would however say that doing multiple hubpages on a topic, like I am doing with fantasy art and what I have planned I know full well that I will make money off these related hubpages, because I have identified problems to solve, so there is an income somewhere in there and I am starting to see increased levels of income through the affiliate programs and with selling my own art in various ways whether that's here on hubpages or on other places such as Squidoo, blogger and other social network promotions.

      Hubpages is a great thing to get into and be more focused with, when I first began writing for hubpages I was basically doing and saying what other writers were saying and now I am following my own path and that is the best way online on any content publishing site.

      Good luck for your hubpage future Artguy!

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      artguy 9 years ago from Columbus

      Hi Waynet, some good info here. I notice you do a lot of these Hubs and most have some great info. I'd like to ask a personal question and if you don't want to answer I understand. Do you make much money from these Hubs? Also if you would perfer not to answer here you can contact me personally. I was just wondering because I'm thinking about getting deeper into Hub Pages. I have been doing a lot with Squidoo.


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