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
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.
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.
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.