Selling My Art Online – What Do I Need?

May 29, 2009 | Written by Gino | Category: How to Sell Your Art

Many artists have started to ask the question ‘what do I need to start selling my art online?’ The truth is that it couldn’t be easier to get started selling your work online, but you will need a few things in order to succeed.

1) A Digital Camera

When selling art online you are going to have to show the buyers exactly what they will be getting, and this means taking good photographs of your work. It’s a good idea to get a camera with a high megapixel value, and the good news is that you can find many cameras at reasonable prices these days. Expect to have to either email these to clients who commission you, or add them to your website for potential buyers to view.

2) A PayPal Account

Buying and selling online means a processor to accept the money, and PayPal is the merchant of choice for most artists asking about ‘selling my art’. It only takes a few minutes to sign up, but make sure you complete the sets it takes to verify your account to raise your receiving limits.

3) An Online Portfolio

Anyone selling online needs an online portfolio. This gives potential buyers, and others, valuable information about you and your work. Try to include a photo gallery of past works, the latest news and biographical information to help buyers get to know you. If you don’t have the skills to set up your own portfolio website then there are a number of services that can help you out with this.

4) Your Own Blog

As well as a website, many artists are now choosing to set up their own art blogs. This is a great way to write about what you love at the same time as gradually building a loyal customer base. Don’t make this over-promotional, but include details of your latest work whenever this is relevant.

Now you know exactly what you need to answer that question ‘how do I start selling my art?’ there is no reason for you not to get started and take advantage of the online market!

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