How to Sell Art Online [104]

Art Juice podcast How do I sell my art online
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This can be biggest question for artists today: How do I sell my art online? Whether you are new and don’t know where to start, or would like to add more options for your potential buyers, in this conversation we share some tips to get started fast and how we began.

This is a huge topic and perhaps a little ambitious for a one-hour episode, but we decided to give it our best shot! In a wide-ranging discussion, we discuss the importance of a website and email list as a “home base” for your marketing, so that no matter where people find you, they can sign up to stay in touch.

But we also cover other options and ways to get started if you don’t yet have a website, including social media, licensing opportunities and third party websites such as Saatchi Art.  And we stress that even when you do have a website, it’s not enough to just set it up and then wait for people to arrive. You will always need to drive traffic to your site and finding ways to do this is an important element of your marketing strategy.


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3 replies
  1. Jane Brannigan
    Jane Brannigan says:

    This episode was loaded with good tips thank you both so much and notes taken.

    Can i just ask is it not a security issue giving email addresses out on instagram if someone was interested in buying my work. Is the message me area where you give the email address out. As you can guess I am new to Instagram and still navigating and learning about hash tags. I am not liking the sound of the shopping bag either but wary giving out my bank details. Not a worry at such early days but curious.

    Can’t believe Red Bubble is still going, i put some prints on there many moons ago. Thanks Jane

    • Alice
      Alice says:

      You can add your contact email in the setting so people can email you directly. An email is generally pretty public information – I have one for my art business so people can contact me but generally use another for any log-ins etc. Otherwise you can keep it within direct messages. If you want to sell your work you need to make it easy for people to contact you, and to buy. E-commerce set-ups have this all set-up but it does take time to do so until then, if you want to sell then direct contact is the only way.

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