Selling Your Art
When you sell your art, you have the opportunity to make money, gain recognition and the freedom to create. You can also use the money from selling your artwork to help fund other projects or even start a different business.
If you're looking for an alternative career path or just want to get started in the world of art sales, this post will help you understand how to sell artworks so that you can make informed decisions about how best to proceed with your career as an artist.
Some Things To Think About First
Before you start working on selling your art, it's important to identify your goals.
- Do you want to make a profit?
- Do you have an idea of the price range that would be reasonable for someone who buys art?
- Are there any specific types of people who would be interested in purchasing your work--and if so, how can you reach them?
Once you've answered these questions and come up with some answers, it's time to establish a budget. This is especially important if this is going to be an ongoing project for which money needs to be saved up over time (or earned through other means). You can do this by setting aside some cash each week or month until enough has been gathered; alternatively, if there are specific items or events related directly toward buying supplies needed for creating paintings (such as brushes, large canvases, frames, or display items), then consider saving up specifically towards those purchases rather than general savings accounts where any extra funds may get spent elsewhere before they're needed! Another fun way to generate money is running a fund raiser. I will speak more about this in a another post.
Once both goals have been decided upon along with budgets set accordingly based off previous calculations. then all that remains now is actually making plans on how exactly you will go about achieving these goals while staying within the parameters talked about above earlier.
There are many ways to sell your artwork. Here are a few tips:
- Create a website or online store. This will give you a place to showcase your work and sell it directly to customers. There are many platforms that make it easy to create a website or online store, such as Shopify, Squarespace, and Wix.
- There are many websites that allow you to sell your artwork online. Some popular options include Artspan, ArtStation, Fine Art America and Art.com. These websites typically charge a commission on each sale, but they provide a platform for you to reach a large audience of potential buyers.
- List your work on online marketplaces. There are many online marketplaces where you can sell your artwork, such as Etsy, Amazon, and eBay. These platforms can help you reach a wider audience, but they will also come with some cost.
- Attend art fairs and shows. This is a great way to meet potential buyers and sell your work in person. There are many art fairs and shows held throughout the year, so you can find one that is a good fit for your work.
- Network with other artists and galleries. This is a great way to get your work seen by more people and potentially find representation from a gallery. Attend art openings, meet other artists, and let people know that you are open to selling your work.
- Promote your work on social media. Use social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Tic Tok and Twitter to share your work with a wider audience. Use relevant hashtags, run contests and giveaways, and interact with other artists and art lovers.
- Get involved in the local art community. Attend art classes, workshops, and events. This is a nice way to meet other artists, learn new techniques, and get your work seen by more people.
Remember to provide high-quality customer service. When someone buys your artwork, make sure to provide them with excellent customer service. This includes packing and shipping the artwork carefully, responding to any questions or concerns they may have, and offering a satisfaction guarantee.
It is important to be patient and persistent when selling your artwork. It may take some time to find your audience and make sales. But if you are passionate about your work and you put in the effort, you can be successful.
"You Have Greatness Within You" - Les Brown
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