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Get Google Page #1 for ArtFinder and Your Art

1 - Google ImageGet Google Page #1 for ArtFinder and Your Art secrets. Having a good Page Rank in the eyes of Google can do wonders for your website. Of course it is not vital, but a good Google Page Ranking will gain you more visitors and trust.

You may be thinking, why is Google so important to my website? Why not Bing, Yahoo etc? The truth is most people still use Google as their number one search engine. They have established themselves as the biggest player. In years to come who knows what will happen, but for now Google remains king of the search engines.

Does ranking matter to your website?

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If you want to get lots of traffic and have your site positioned high up in the search results then yes, Page Ranking does matter. Think about it! Who is going to trawl through page 1-40 (or more) of the search results? Nobody has the time for that.

If your site does not show on page 1 or 2 of the search results then it 1 - Google Page #1 - Bottom - Original Tropical Oil Paintings For Sale By Artistis very difficult to get anyone to see your site, let alone buy any products you may be offering. The better your Page Ranking the higher you are going to be showing in the search results.

So you can see that having a decent Page Ranking does indeed matter.

How is Page Rank determined?

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The Secrets To Surviving As An Artist

Original Paintings For Sale
Original Paintings For Sale

The Secrets To Surviving As An Artist. This article started with me being ask consistently at my art show events, “How do I survive as an artist?” . Well first let me share a very fundamental for succeeding in any business. It does not matter if you have a clothing boutique, restaurant or art business there are only two things ANY business needs to survive. They need TRAFFIC and CONVERSIONS (Buyers). PERIOD!

Without both of those ingredients failure is on the near horizon. All the major aspects of what being an artist in this day and age is about, and to combine them into one unified approach is what I want to share with you. Knowing how to market your art is critical. The equation for success is KNOWLEDGE + ACTION + A POSITIVE ATTITUDE = SUCCESS!

Now of course your art comes first, we all know that, but this is not about what to make or how to make it; that’s your business and yours alone. And your creative process– the magic that happens in the studio– that’s all you as well, and no one else. As I’m fond of saying, “What happens in the

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studio stays in the studio.” This is about what to do after you make your art, once it’s completed and ready to be presented to the public, in front the vast and fabulous art world and all those who populate it.

As an artist it is all about keeping people in the game, about making sure they understand what you’re up to at every step along the way– from first contact with your art ART - Siesta_Key_Farmers_Market_-_Facebook_Page_BlueWave_Artright on through to final purchase. The key is to make yourself accessible, available, and to welcome everyone to your art no matter what the circumstances. You want to make sure that everybody understands what you’re doing, what your purpose is and what you’re trying to communicate through your work. Doing that job well will definitely increase your chances of success.

You can’t simply put your art out there, and then with little or no effort on your part, expect people to somehow get up to speed entirely on their own about its significance, figure out how to contact you, what to ask or what to say or how to say it, how to find out prices, and basically advance all the way to buying something without any assistance on your part.

Here are some big questions that you really have to think about anytime you present your art to the public– online, in person, at galleries, at art events or anywhere else. What’s it going to do for us? What makes it worth owning? Why should we hang it in our homes or offices and look at it everyday? How is it going to make our lives better?

These are not questions that people will come right out and ask you, but they are the kinds of questions that really matter when they like what they see and start thinking seriously about whether your art belongs in their lives. The more your answers resonate with them and the longer a positive interaction ensues, the greater the chances that you’re going to gain a fan, make a sale or accomplish something else good.

A couple of questions you want to answer during the course of any such interaction with your potential buyer, either explicitly or implicitly, are why you have chosen to become an artist and make art such a significant part of your life, but even more importantly why have you chosen to show your art in public, what the purpose of going public with your art is. What you have to say about your art– the story, the narrative, the mystery or romance of it all– this information is often as significant as the art itself, especially with contemporary art and contemporary artists.

Where do you market your art? How do you get the word out? This is your next responsibility. Now seeing as we live in the Internet age, there’s no better way to get that word out to the maximum number of people, like to everyone on the face of the planet, than to do it online, and the best place to do it is on your website.

The content and layout of your website are extremely important. It should be a place where anyone can go to see the best, most organized, most current, easiest to understand, easiest to navigate selection of your artwork anywhere.

In this age of instant gratification, people who visit your website typically have two basic questions: “Where am I and why am I here?” And they want to know now– like within about 30 seconds or a minute of landing on your home page. People have exceptionally short online attention spans these days, and if they can’t figure where they are fast, they’re usually gone in a flash.

Being a successful artist is not only about showing and selling and getting known; it’s about understanding your purpose, your calling, and about presenting yourself and your work with unwavering confidence and conviction about who you are and what your art stands for.

Subject matters and techniques, to continually evolve and advance in your practice, and to reach out to others in ever more creative ways— that is what it means to not only survive, but also to thrive and prosper as an artist. Impact someones life with your art in a meaningful way and not only might you make yourself a sale, but you will also endow the world with just a little tiny bit more good.

 

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Artist Need Social Media Like Twitter

Art - Twitter #1Artists Need Social Media Like Twitter to drive traffic to their website or blog. Every business need only two things to survive this competitive niche. They need TRAFFIC and CONVERSIONS. Period!

Today, social media is the cornerstone of your art career. It’s what lets you stay in touch with your fans and easily notify them with exciting news. With all the social media guides out there, you’d think no one remembers one Art - Musicians #1of the key behavioral aspects to being human – socializing. I know, it’s hard to find a balance between social and promotional – after all, you still need to sell your art.

There are so many Social Media sites and places to connect online that it can be daunting to decide where you want to spend your time. Do you link-up on LinkedIn, share stuff you Digg, make friends on Facebook, Tweet on Twitter, swirl, poke, prod, nudge… it’s enough to make an artist take cover under their easel! So how do I get traffic utilizing the social media such as Twitter you might be asking?

So what is Twitter?

TweetsBot Image Advertise #7Twitter is a fast-moving, ever-flowing social media platform where people are answering the question, “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less. You get very good at dropping vowels and abbreviating!

What can you do on Twitter to help your art or music business?

You can connect with other artists or people in your field. Twitter is a great forum for networking, discovering and being found by others interested in the things you are interested in. Twitter can become a support system so you don’t feel so isolated if you, like many artists, work from home or alone in a studio.

If you sell your own music or gigs, art in galleries, online, on Etsy, Zazzle or any other way on the web, you can connect with potential buyers and fans. One great way to do that is to decide on key words people would tweet if they might be interested in your art. For example, if you do paintings of wine, you might watch who is tweeting about a trip to Napa Valley, wine tasting or other words that indicate they like wine. Then talk to them.

In conclusion, Twitter isn’t just about what people had for breakfast. (That’s what people who don’t like the format like to say!) Twitter isn’t for everyone but it can be a very valuable asset to artists if used authentically and with some focus in mind.

Learn more about building your creative art or music business. Full time artist Lloyd Dobson a local Siesta Key – Sarasota artist has a wealth of information for artists to learn and grow their art, craft or any other business at this marketing training website: http://www.InspireBlueWaveWebsiteBlogTraining.com

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Artists Need Social Media

Social NetworksArtists Need Social Media for your marketing strategy. If You Don’t Have Time to Devote to Social Media, you’re not going to be good at it. Just like if you don’t have time to exercise, you’re not going to have muscles.

Social media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. But, many artists still are intimidated at the idea of joining in on the Social Media Revolution.

There are many artists out there who still don’t have a website or email! Well if it’s working, more power to them! But for the rest of us artists who are challenged by the economy, it is time for us to ‘think outside the frame’ or studio! Here’s why…

We should be aware of new trends in design, decorating, fashion and technology and how it influences your art and sales.

Social networking websites, Facebook in particular, can be great ways to spread the word about your art. As with any communication model, though, you have to know how to use it in order to get where you want to go. Facebook is no panacea and just because you sign on doesn’t automatically mean your art world profile is destined for success.

You want to keep your finger on the pulse:

In this challenging economy, being a successful artist not only consists of creating great art, but it is also about creating a strong business.

Build Your Brand:

Using Social Media is the quickest way to build brand recognition for you and your art business.

Solid brand identity differentiates you from the pack.Art_-_Inspire_BlueWave_Website_Blog_Training_-_Home_Page_-_Get_Instant_Access

A strong brand is invaluable and serves to communicate credibility to your prospective customers and business associates.

“Americans are eager to deepen their brand relationships through social media,” said Mike Hollywood, director of new media at Cone. “It isn’t an intrusion into their lives, but rather a welcome channel for discussion.”

If you don’t have a website you are invisible. Not just hard to contact, invisible. A website is a must, a blog even better.

Social media is already changing the rules of the marketplace.

Yes, there will be another ‘new thing’ someday. But for the foreseeable future, this is the world ‘Social Media’, so it’s best to learn how to live in it!

…and if you’re still not convinced, WATCH THIS:  SOCIAL MEDIA REVOLUTION (with over 1,200,000 views!)

Americans feel different about a brand that they can interact it with via social media. 56% said yes that they feel a stronger connection with a company they can interact with via social networks and 57% say that they feel better served.

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Original Art For Sale On eBay

Original Art For Sale On eBay
Original Art For Sale On eBay

Original Art For Sale On eBay  is one of the biggest market places on the Internet. There are millions of items being sold there everyday. As an artist you may be wondering how to sell original art on eBay and make money or even a living from it. If you are an artist looking to sell your art in as many places as possible then you have probably thought of trying to sell art on eBay.

There are many things that are the same as selling offline. But many are different. Unlike the offline world, a potential buyer does not get to see your work in person. They do not see you in person. But that doesn’t mean that selling art online is harder. In some ways it is easier.

An art purchase is a very emotional buy. It is almost at the same level as buying a house or a car. Of course the potential buyer has to feel an emotional attachment to the piece if they are going to purchase it- this is not the place to create that. If a buyer is emotionally attached enough to the piece to buy it and then receives something that was not exactly as expected- your buyer will be unhappy and probably ask for their money back.

If not I guarantee they will not be buying any additional art pieces from you. You can’t risk this because someone who collects art is just that- a collector. Future purchases are highly probable. Make sure they know exactly what to expect.

Be completely descriptive about your art for sale. Make sure that you have stated all of the important information about the piece. Give the art buyer as much information as possible about the piece. This will reduce the amount of questions and help qualify the potential buyer.

These small but important facts will do a lot of the selling for you. Make sure to include price, medium, size, type of paper/ canvas, framed/ unframed, subject matter, and date. Don’t forget to include; your motivation for choosing this subject

Original Art For Sale On eBay
Original Art For Sale On eBay

matter, what it means to you, challenges when working on your art, and why you have chosen to express these ideas in this manner. This is where you create an emotional attachment. An art buyer becomes attached as they begin to feel they understand the piece and the artist behind it.

eBay is the most well known auction site in the world. On eBay, you can sell your framed and polished works at the price of your choice. You have the option of allowing buyers to bid on your work or buy it out at a set price.

So the first thing you need to do is to check out the competition. Find out what is selling on eBay   by checking the sold listings, look at what prices paintings are selling for in your particular niche.

Original Art For Sale On eBay
Original Art For Sale On eBay

When you have checked out the competition and you know what kind of prices you can sell your work for you then need to come up with a good title and description for your listing. Make sure you include any positive selling points for your painting/artwork so that these are exploited to the full. For example if the painting is an original and one of a kind make the buyer fully aware of this and the fact that no-one else will have a duplicate of this painting.

Next thing you need to make sure of is that you have a great photograph of the artwork. It should be an accurate representation but should show it off in the best light. A good thing would be to have a picture of the artwork, for example above a sofa or a bed but in a setting that is suited to the painting.

Original Art For Sale On eBay
Original Art For Sale On eBay

Selling art on eBay   is only one way of selling art online, there are several others. Learn How To Sell Art Online and get resources on how to market and promote your art by clicking the link. On my website there are additional marketing ideas for you. Plus if you want to buy your art supplies from 50% to 70% off retail there is a place for you on the site as well. Go to Lloyd Dobson Artist now.

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Art Pricing – What Should I Price My Art?

Art - How To Price ArtArt Pricing – What Should I Price My Art? This is a question that I am ask many times. In order to price your art realistically, you must understand and respect how the art business works and how collectors shop and buy. You must also objectively assess your art world accomplishments and determine how they position you in relation to all other artists. These are difficult tasks and not necessarily pleasant; but they’re absolutely essential to achieving the goals of making a go of it as an artist and of selling art.

Understanding common mistakes that artists make when setting prices is the first step in this process. Perhaps the most significant error is the tendency to focus too much attention on only that segment of the art world that pertains to you and too little attention on the rest, or even worse, dismissing the rest as irrelevant. If you let this happen, your asking prices may make sense to you and to your inner circle, but make little sense to the overall art community.

Many artists make the mistake of equating dollar values with psychological factors like how emotionally attached they are to their art or how much angst they experience during the creative process. They place special meanings and, therefore, special asking prices on certain pieces of their work that may make sense to them inwardly, but have little or no relation to the selling prices of the rest of their art or to art prices in general. Dealers and collectors see these prices as inconsistent or excessively high.

Have Several Price Points
Have Several Price Points

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your art is so unique that nothing else compares to it. All art is unique. Every artist is unique. Uniqueness, however, has never been and never will be the sole criterion for setting prices at any particular level.

Collectors rarely see themselves as having only one choice when selecting art, no matter how “unique” that art happens to be. Not only are they cost-conscious, but they almost always compare work from artist to artist and gallery to gallery before they buy. The more comparing they do, the better they get at collecting, assessing quality, determining fairness in selling prices, and getting the best bangs for their bucks. This is what good collecting is all about and what you’re up against when it comes to pricing your art.

Here is a typical question:  “I am thinking of having prints made of some of my watercolor paintings and selling them on sites like Etsy. I’m not sure how to go about having prints made, as far as making it profitable. Any suggestions?”

This is a great question. Pricing is really tough, but you can figure it out! Here are a few things to consider:

Art - Generic Tent Display1)  Costs – You need to make back what you spent in making the art. This can include fixed costs like your office space, lighting, heating, etc. These costs must be spread out among the number of pieces you plan to sell on a monthly basis. For example, if your studio and rent together cost $1000 per month, and you plan on selling 10 prints per month, then you have $100 in costs for each print, before you ever count anything else. If you think you can sell 20 prints each month, then it’s only $50 per print.

Then there are your costs per painting, or variable costs. This includes your canvas, brushes, the paint you used, and the time you spent (yes, your time is a cost, unless you are working for free) and the cost of the prints. These will vary based on how much paint you use, how big the canvas is, etc. These will be calculated on an individual painting basis.Art - How Much Is Your Time Worth

How much is your time worth? How much do you want to make? If you make $20 per hour, that’s about $40,000 per year. (Hint: You’re worth more than that.)

2)  Goals – What are your painting goals? Are you trying to appear like you care what the art world thinks, or are you creating art for your buyers?

Goal Setting Clear #1Also, how much money to you want to make? If your basic cost per painting is $50 for fixed costs plus $20 for materials, then you add the 10 hours that it took you to paint the piece, then that’s another $200. How many prints do you want to sell before you make that back? 20 prints? That’s $90 per print. (Then you sell the original for gobs of money.)

Art - Research Art Shows3)  Research – After you know your costs and goals, find out how much it costs to buy other artists’ work. Not just any artists, but look at artists who work in similar styles to you. Look at watercolors that are for sale on Etsy and see what the high, middle, and low prices are. Where do your paintings fit in? Is your work more like the high end or low end of the pricing structure?

4) Test Pricing is as much of an art as it is a science. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, as long as you are making money. Price out a few pieces at a few different levels and see which ones sell the most or which ones end up being the most profitable.

Remember that today’s collectors are more sophisticated than ever. The idea of falling in love with one piece of art and having to have it at any cost fell by the wayside years ago. Collectors now research and compare before they buy. The only ones who don’t are new to the game. Just in case you get lucky and find one who’s a little naive, by the way, resist the temptation to take advantage and overcharge. You risk the possibility of turning them off to continued collecting. We all know that we need all the art collectors we can get.

Lastly, have something for everyone. Offer art in all price ranges. People who like your work, but can’t afford the big stuff should at least have the opportunity to come away with something. These are your biggest fans, your collector base, the people who will stand by you throughout your career. Do whatever you can to provide them with art. That’s the best way to maximize your exposure, create good will, get yourself out there, jump start your sales, and become known and respected in the arts community.

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Is a Domain Name Necessary For Me To Sell My Art?

Get Your Domain Name Here
Get Your Domain Name Here

Is a Domain Name Necessary For Me To Sell My Art? Is it that important? The answer is absolutely yes! Your domain name is your address on the internet and your personal branding. If you are serious about your art as a career, you must expose your business as an artist. Having a presence on the web is a fundamental for your success. Think of it in the same way as your own street address. With everyone surfing the web these days, without a domain name, it would be impossible for someone to find you on the internet.

If you have a specific product or service to promote, like like your artwork as an example, the difficulty for clarity with your customers would be too difficult.

The Power of the Forwarded Domain name to your website:Art - Lloyd Dobson Artist Website

Think about it this way… once you get a domain name to run your artwork link through, you now own your very own website which you can advertise ANYWHERE online or offline and you will make 75% of every sales that comes through your domain. Having your own domain allows you to advertise in LOTS of new ways to obtain clients for your art.

Think about it… let’s say you had a good friend that could sell you a cheap billboard space on a local highway. Or maybe it’s not a billboard space, but a sign on a window of a gallery that you own, or any sign that will get eyeballs anywhere… or even a newspaper ad…

Pretty obvious huh! Since the world has gone mobile, it is necessary to have a domain name and website place they can find you. And all you have to do is using domain forwarding in your domain registrar to redirect that domain through to your website link. If you click on the banner below or CLICK HERE, you can get your domain name and hosting.

Think about it… if you’re working a $60K/year salaried job and want to build your artwork income to the level where you’re comfortable quitting, all you need to do is generate $165 per day on average in profit ($165/day X 365 days/yr = approx $60K) to equal the same income as your j-o-b. The cool thing is that once you get out of that J-O-B that’s draining your time, you free up all kinds of new time to devote to your artwork marketing, and your income doubles, triples, even quadruples in no-time flat.

Marketing your artwork requires some basic fundamental skills and there is a system you can go to for additional information. You may CLICK HERE NOW The system will will provide you with the information, tools and strategies necessary to have a successful art business online.

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Best Way To Sell Art On Internet

Art - How To Sell Art OnlineBest Way To Sell Art On Internet. A great way to share your art with the world is to create an art blog. You can even sell artworks to people who visit your blog or offer to create custom art such as portraits for people who are interested in hiring you as an artist. In many ways, creating an art blog is just like creating any other blog except the content of the blog will consist of more images and the blog will follow a more creative theme that depicts your style of work.

1) Sign up for a blogging service. The most popular services are Blogger and WordPress, but there are many other services available. Some of these services are completely free to use (such as Blogger) while others may require you to purchase a domain (your blog address) or pay a fee for hosting (online storage space).Website_Traffic_#3

2) Start creating your art blog just as you would create any other type of blog. When you use any blogging service to create the blog you will be asked to choose the following blog attributes.

* Blog URL: The URL (also known as the domain address) is the complete address of the blog, usually beginning with “[http://” http://”] and ending with “.com”. If you are getting a free domain address, you may be required to include a name for the blogging service that is providing the address as part of the URL.

(For example, if you create your art blog with Blogger for free the URL may look like “artblog.blogspot.com” because Blogger requires that you include the word “blogspot” to indicate that you have a blog that is hosted through Blogger). Try to use the main keyword that describes your blog within the domain address.

* Blog name: Ideally, the name of your blog should match the main keyword used in your blog’s domain address. For example, if your blog is about abstract art then you should include the keyword “abstract art” in the blog’s name and URL. Alternately, you may want to include your name in the blog name and URL (such as “Art by Bill Joe”) if the main objective of the blog is to promote yourself as an artist. It all depends on what type of art blog you want to create.

Art - WordPress Artist Blog Template3) Pick a template. The template basically determines the design of your blog and how content should be displayed within it. The template should match the theme of your blog or the style of art that will be displayed on it. Most blogging services allow you to preview different templates to help you pick the best one for your blog. Here are some attributes included in the template.

* Font: The font refers to how the letters, numbers and punctuations will be displayed on your blog. The template specifies the font name as well as the font size and color.

* Color scheme: Each template has a color scheme that specifies the color of the background and also the color of other design elements such as the header and menu bars.

* Background image: At times you may be allowed to select a background image for your blog. If so, you can choose a background image that compliments your blog’s theme but make sure it does not interfere with the readability of blog posts.

Art - Start Writing Blog Post4) Start writing blog posts so people have something to read when they visit your blog. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

* Create content that is unique. Being an artist is all about being different and expressing who you are.

* Share personal stories so people can relate to your work.

* Proofread each blog post before publishing to minimize grammatical errors that may make your blog less appealing.

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5) Brand your images if you want to prevent others from copying the images from your blog and using them without your permission. Here are 2 methods of branding that you may want to consider.

* Add your signature to the images that you want to brand. Although using this method does prevent others from claiming your work as theirs, people may still try to republish your signed artwork without your permission or try to remove your signature using image-editing programs.

* Create watermarks. Watermarks are a more effective method of branding because they cover the whole canvas area occupied by the image. The watermark can be a faded texture or symbol (for example, the artist’s logo) and can be made using an image-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop by creating a new top layer containing the texture or symbol and then increasing its transparency.

6) Add images to create an art blog that is visually stimulating. Of course, people want you to share your art on your blog or at least see your style of work. Adding images is even more crucial if you want to sell artworks or encourage people to hire you as an artist to create custom art because your customers will want to know more about the products or services that they are paying for. There are a few methods that you can use to add images.

* Upload images directly as part of your blog posts. Many blogging services display an “Add Image” link at the top when you create a new blog post. Click your mouse on the area where you want to add an image and then use the link to select and add the image.

* Create an art gallery. Websites such as Starving Artists are created in particular for artists to create galleries of their work. After signing up with such a website, you can upload images onto your gallery and add a link to your gallery page on your blog.Art_-_Header_Lloyd_Dobson_Artist_#2_Shortened

* Make slideshows. Websites such as Kizoa Microsoft Power Point and PhotoSnack let you upload images and then choose from different themes and styles to create your slideshow. The website will also give you an HTML code that you can post within the HTML of your blog where you want the slideshow to be displayed.

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Start Selling Your Paintings on eBay

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Below are some information tips to start selling your paintings on eBay. The internet has opened up many more new options for artists in the last few years. There are many ways to capitalize on your talent, and earn money from a variety of income streams. Some may appeal to you more than others, but that will depend on your ambition and personal preferences.

In this post you will get some tips on utilizing eBay as one of the ways to earn money from your paintings. eBay is a huge “virtual gallery” or marketplace for your art. Your art can be seen in all four corners of the globe. For a small fee you can offer your art for sale.

1) The first thing you need to do is have an eBay account. Once you sign up by filling out a short form requiring your information, eBay will send to you via email a confirmation.

2) The next step is to click on the tab “Sell” and complete the information required.

3) Now you will upload an image of your art work.Art - Shack in the Desert #12714

4) Now is the time to get creative by adding a headline, and description of your art work like size, medium you used and maybe a short bio of you as an artist. Make sure you check the information for spelling and accuracy, although prior to any bidding changes can be made. After bidding you are limited to adding notes only.

5) Next insert a starting price and you can also add a “Buy It Now” price and then whether you are going to offer free shipping or charge. My advice is to offer free shipping.

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6) When the item is sold, you will receive payment by Paypal, – if you set up an account, (Highly recommended to encourage easy care-free payment method) – or by check/postal order.

7) Now you post your paintings for sale. You will have the option to have an automatic re post, if your paintings don’t sell within the 3, 5 or 7 day interval you chose.

It might be wise to ship your paintings by registered mail and insured. This insures you of avoiding any possibility of lost, stolen or damage.

Here are some eBay Guidelines:

eBay LogoIn your Listing Description, make sure to include both basic information and details about your item. A good description is concise, well organized, and easy to read. Create bold section headlines, bullet lists, and be sure to restate the information featured in your title plus more details such as dimensions, framed or unframed, condition, estimated value, artist history, and any other interesting features.

You can also insert photos or links to videos that highlight the unique attributes of your item. Think about your listing from the buyer’s perspective. The more information you provide, the more likely the buyer will be to place a bid on your item.

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Learn How To Get Your Art Sold Online Secrets Revealed

Selling Art Online
Selling Art Online

The business of selling art online has become very competitive. Over the last few years literally hundreds of websites have been developed as paid (or free) on line art galleries. Like any business it does not matter what it is, online or brick and mortar you need only two things: TRAFFIC & CONVERSIONS. Period! Many people now want some affordable art for their home so the accessibility of art has become evident through online art galleries.

So as an artist, how are you going to get any visibility amongst the turbulent situation of art available? It is an ever increasing challenge to get your art to appear in front of a user. below are some tips to help you with getting your art sold:

Step 1 – Choose an art gallery that ranks in Google for your type of art, so for example if you sell “seascape oil paintings”, do a search in Google for both “seascape oil paintings” and also “”seascape oil

Google Page #1 Matters
Google Page #1 Matters

paintings galleries” – you then really only want to focus your effort and possible money if they charge on the sites that appear in the first ten organic results. It is worth also looking at the paid listings although these sites will almost certainly charge a fee. It is not necessary to pay a fee, there should be at least one free gallery on page one in Google that will provide you with decent sales rates – completely free!

Keyword Research
Keyword Research

Step 2 – Once you have decided on which online galleries to appear in, make sure you write a title for each piece of work that will get found. If you have done a piece on a rough sea, think about what a potential buyer will search for – the likely hood is there search term will include the style of art the want eg: “sea scenes” Art – Keywords but they will probably be specific and search for “oil paintings, rough seas scene” – so make this your title! do not be tempted to use a name that bears no meaning to the art

Step 3 – Make the description work! it has to be keyword rich about the work, write about the medium, the paint base, the painting itself. the colors used and the framing (or lack of it) – all of this will mean your description is keyword rich and will get more chance of being found. Also – add in some notes about shipping and how you prefer to ship and take payment, the simpler you make it for someone to buy the better. Offer NO obstacles. PayPal is an easy way to take payment

Step 4 – Make the price reasonable. See what other works are going for that feature on the same terms as your work and aim to be in the middle

Step 5 – Ensure you tag the work, if the site allows tags (related search terms) apply the same logic as with the title

Step 6 – Provide an easy way to communicate with a buyer.

That’s it! These tips will help you sell more art. I wish you best of luck.

Here is a list of websites to promote your work on:

1) www.Etsy.com

2) www.RedBubble.com

3) www.Imagekind.com

4) www.OilPaintingsOnline.com

5) www.artistrising.com
6) www.artbreak.com
7) www.craigslist.org
8) www.Backpage.com

9)  www.artistsandillustrators.co.uk
10) www.Cafepress.com
11) www.Zazzle.com
12) www.Deviantart.com
13) www.newslinekarachi.com/art.htm

Set up a payment option with Paypal to offer your works of art from your website or blog.

Most of the websites are free for any artists to promote most types of art work, be it a painting or a sculpture,

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