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30Dec

How to sell your art online

Do you have a business of selling art pieces? Or you are moving, so all your artwork cannot fit into a new apartment. One of the best solutions is to sell them. Today, everything is happening on the internet, so in order to make money, you should sell your art online.

But, the most important question is how to sell them on the web? How to attract people to buy your products (in this case artwork). And if they do buy it, how to send them safely and fast? Especially if it is your business and you are selling your art.

 

If you own a gallery, you already know that it is not enough nowadays. People want to shop from their homes (online), they often don’t have time to visit galleries. And, they want to save money too!

Tips to sell your art online

It is not enough just to be an amazing, gifted, and talented artist. You should know how to sell, how to make a business and put your products on the market. Earning and saving money for the future, growing a business, all of these things are important.

An art gallery

Galleries are still popular, but online shopping is taking over, so keep up and grow your business

Many art students when moving after college, need to make money. So, thy start selling their art even before graduation.

To sell your art online fast, no matter what the reason is, there are simple tips to help you. If you want to be successful in art, you must be successful in business too – these two things are connected. Unknown artists need to work hard, almost 24/7 to make money from their art. Luckily, the internet makes it a little easier than 20 years ago. So, make the most of it and promote yourself.

Create your online store

It is easy to create your own online store, but it can help a lot. It is essential if selling art is your primary business. You will need a couple of minutes to make it or if you don’t know how to do it, you can always hire someone. Choose a name, theme, logo, motto, etc. But, don’t expect clients overnight – be patience.

There are many companies that offer digital marketing, WordPress maintenance, and web design. It makes sense that you must invest in your business before you start earning money. All big companies invest a lot of money on their marketing.

Look at your website as your home or a store. Make a unique brand and always have something new and interesting. Offer some great deals, especially on holidays and to VIP clients. Also, you need to check your competition, so visit other artist’s websites and see what they are offering – create something different from them (something that will become your signature).

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Create an interesting website and online store. Offer some great deals to attract buyers and always have some unique artwork

Selling art made by another artist

If you are not an artist and you need to sell art from other people, you need to know how to advertise it. Being a curator requires knowledge in art and you should know how to recognize a valuable art.

Start searching online for artists and visit galleries too. Decide do you want to sell original art or reproduction? It mostly depends on the type of art, because, for example, sculptures are hard to reproduce, paintings, t-shirts, wallpapers are easier.

Painting supplies

You can sell artwork that is not yours. Find gifted artists and collaborate together

How to transport your art safely?

If you need to transport your art after selling, you must hire a reliable company that is experienced in handling artwork and other sensitive items. Professionals can help you deliver your art with ease and what is more important, it is the safest solution.

Also, if you are moving to another home, you should hire specialized movers to help you out. Not only when selling. How to find a good company to transport art?

  • Before you sell your art online, ask friends (and other artists) for moving company recommendations
  • Research online and read online moving reviews, but learn to recognize fake ones
  • Check the company’s license, insurance, and experience
  • Get insurance for your art and protect everything because you never know what can happen during transportation
Paints

The artwork is not easy to transport because it is so sensitive. Hire a professional who knows how to handle it with ease

Websites for selling art

It is not enough just to use social media profiles. Yes, you can grow your personal brand on Facebook or Instagram, but you should not stop there. There are websites only for art sellers and buyers. Use existing platforms online to grow your business and successfully and fast sell your artwork. Some of these popular websites and online galleries are:

  • ArtPal
  • Singulart
  • Displate
  • Artfinder
  • Saatchi
  • Society6
  • Artsper
  • Ly
  • ShairArt
  • Art Please
  • Jose Gallery
  • U Gallery

Of course, you should try on big online marketplaces, such as:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Shopify
  • Storenvy

Use social media groups to promote yourself. The best thing is that most of these websites are free, so you will not lose money. You might be surprised by the number of people buying stuff on social platforms!

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Besides your website, you can use other popular platforms to sell your art online and promote yourself

Summary

If it is your job to sell art, then create a business plan and a network. Digital marketing is one of the best ways people know about you. If you need to sell your art online because you are relocating to a smaller home or moving overseas, then you may find people online reselling art. Good luck with your art business!