How to Sell Fine Art Online With Online Galleries
May 29, 2009 | Written by Gino | Category: How to Sell Your Art
More and more artists have now started to sell fine art online. If you already enjoy any form of art, whether that is painting, prints, photography or anything else, then the chances are the internet will allow you to tap into a valuable market who would like to purchase that art.
When selling online you will find that there is already competition. However, art is personal so it’s all about marketing your own unique art and letting buyers know just how they will benefit from buying that art. The bottom line is that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from selling your work online.
Getting Started in Online Galleries
This is the easiest way to get started selling your art online. These online galleries host your work, along with work by a number of other artists, and do a lot of work when it comes to marketing their site and your work for sale. This takes some of the pressure off you, as you know their site already attracts thousands of potential buyers each day.
The major downside to using online galleries to sell your work is that they will take a commission. The exact commission with vary, but could range from 1 or 2 percent to as high as 10 percent. Whilst this will reduce your earnings, many artists feel it is worth it for the opportunity it brings to sell fine art in such a convenient way.
Do You Need to Sell Original Art?
When you sell fine art online you may be concerned that you won’t be getting what you deserve for that masterpiece. But the truth is that you only need to sell what you are comfortable selling, which can include prints of your art rather than the original work. This can be a great way to earn an extra income.
Looking for a Complete Guide?
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