Simple, sell on ebay,craigslist,classifieds etc
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This is a question I ask myself every day. I have been an artist for 15 years, and now I own a gallery. It takes a lot of consistent hard work to earn a real income, but it can be done.
A few years back...
A few ideas from direct experience:
I had luck selling caricatures by renting space at the local college. People really love these and if you can draw them for less then $50 bucks a piece then you have a massive market.
Still... here's a piece of advice that applies to almost any business or any artist. Charge as much as you possibly can. You probably aren't going to make a oad of sales in art so you really need to play up the scarcity angle and charge what you're really worth.
Then when you make a sale keep in touch with the buyers any way you can. If they bought once then there's a darn good chance they'll buy again in the next two years.
The bottom line: In art you need to hustle to survive... this is why I choose a profession I love that's easier to sell to people.
But if your heart is in it you'll make it. I had some major sales before I was a professional sales writer for hire.
Was even hired to do architectural renderings for a bit... Still, the most I ever made for a painting was $565 and for a watercolour... $400. So take my advice with a grain of salt... There's plenty more experienced artists out there.
Hope this mini-rant helps.
Meditate, learn the laws of attraction, stay positive, stay calm, and make sure your art is an expression of your higher self!
by Sheila Wilson 6 years ago
How do you sell your artwork online?What websites do you use to sell your artwork? Do you sell the original work, prints, or another form of your art? How much success have you had? I'd really like to hear about personal experiences.
by DebtFreedom 2 years ago
I am considering selling my paintings. Where I live there aren't really any galleries that do it. I was wondering how it can be done online. I've seen people selling on Ebay but they don't seem to sell much. Does creating your own website and advertising do it? or what? I'd love suggestions. Thanks.
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