How to sell your work online

If selling your art work is a goal you have, then make sure to follow these tips and suggestions. They will help you to get set up and optimise your chances of selling your own art work.

First of all you will be needing a website to showcase your work. Your website needs a good portfolio and an artist statement so that viewers will get an idea of who you are and what kind of art you make. Incorporate your social media platforms, these are really very important tools that can help you get noticed. Building a website can take a little time but it will be worth the effort and investment in the long run. If you can’t do it yourself, get someone to help you. It will look more professional.

The next step is to join art communities. Find art communitie websites where you can create your own accounts. Open your shop and sell what you make, whether it is photography, prints, paintings, sculptures or hand crafted items. If you join a couple of these communities it will help you broaden your audience and help you sell your art work. It is best to focus just on one or two communities of your choosing and invest the time to make these work. Here are a few examples of communities and shops that you might want to join. See what works best for you.

Deviant Art
The website Deviant Art has a large community of artistic people. It has over 48 million members and show cases over 374 million unique pieces of art, prints, photographs, drawings, paintings and lots more. You can exhibit and sell your artwork among art enthusiasts.

Etsy shop
You can open your very own Etsy shop and sell your art work online over the whole world. Etsy has different categories of items that you can sell and many artists use this website to sell art handmade and personalised pieces of art.

Artsy shop
Submit details and images of the art work you wish to sell in your Artsy shop. Receive consignment offers from an Artsy partner. Privacy 100% guaranteed. Sell your artwork through their network of partners and buyers. Artsy can connect you to top galleries and auction houses.

On the Artplode platform where buyers and sellers of art deal direct with each other with no commission charged. This is what makes Artplode a great place to buy and sell art online. Artplode provides galleries, dealers, collectors and artists with a high quality platform where you can list your artwork for sale. Artplode charges a low one off fee of $60 to list an artwork for sale. The artwork is listed for sale on the Artplode website until the seller removes it.

Fine Art America
Fine Art America is a large global art community and an online marketplace for buying and selling original art, prints, home decor and more. It’s very easy to open an account, upload your images, select the products that you want to sell, set your prices, and begin to sell your art work all over the world. Fine Art America provides artists and photographers with sales and marketing tools to help simplify and accelerate their careers.

Saatchi Art
Saatchi Art provides a platform for artists to sell works in a variety of mediums, including: painting, collage, photography, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and limited edition prints. You can also offer commissions. It’s free to sign up to sell and Saatchi handles shipping. If you sell an original artwork, Saatchi Art will take a 35% commission on the final sale price.

Best artistic wishes Jean and Jocelyn