If you're looking for the best place to sell your art online, then look no further. For over two years EE has been reviewing the best (and worst) art-selling websites on the internet as well as sharing tips and techniques specifically for artists selling art online.
Also, we've recently launched foliotwist and HandsFreeArtistWebsites.com, both of which are unique portfolio website services for artists which combine powerful art-selling tools with professional design.
Whether you're looking for complete control over your own personal artist website, or a hands-free solution where you can sit back and let someone else worry about it, make sure to check those out.
Now, here are a few must-read articles on selling art
NOTE: Each of these articles focuses on art-selling techniques for the internet. For additional marketing tips, check out EmptyEasel's section on marketing art.
7 Tips for Selling Art Online (Getting Buyers to Find your Artwork)
How Building an Authority Art Website Can Help Me Sell My Art Online
10 Things Every Online Artist Needs to be Successful
And here are some of EE's most popular reviews
Imagekind: A New Way for Artists to Sell Art Online
Zatista.com: More Than Just an Art Marketplace
RedBubble.com: Online Art Gallery and Community
Want more art selling help? Everything else is below
From the most recent article to the very first, here's everything EmptyEasel's ever published relating to selling art on the internet. Enjoy!
Artists like to feel that their work is out in the world, in homes and offices, being looked at, being enjoyed—being criticized even—so long as it’s out there. Earning a living from it is great too, of course, but it’s not always easy to get started. Friends and family are. . . read more
Wouldn’t it be great if your next big art project was paid for—all your materials, all associated costs—before you even started it? Hatchfund.org is a non-profit organization that aims to do just that, and more. It’s a crowdfunding website (similar to Kickstarter, or. . . read more
The path that many artists dare to walk—from just making art to actually selling it—is fraught with stumbling blocks. Luckily, there are a new wave of smartphone apps trying to make that path a little smoother. Today I’m looking at Vango, an iPhone and iPad app that attempts to. . . read more
As many of you may already know, I’m a big fan of Chris Guillebeau and his Unconventional Guides franchise. Not only did I help out with one of his first guides—Art & Money—but I’ve enjoyed watching his blog and story unfold over the past several years. So, when the latest. . . read more
Etsy is one of the biggest marketplaces on the internet for artists to sell and share their work. It not only has a great reputation in the community, but it also offers up an excellent platform that allows artists to profit from their work without having to sacrifice a great deal in selling. . . read more
Now that we’re well into the internet age, you’re probably aware of the many marketing and sales opportunities the internet provides for artists. However, uploading your work to a website and creating an online portfolio also gives you a powerful way to understand and strengthen. . . read more
Have you heard of Foliotwist? If so, you probably know that it’s a website service for artists—it combines a website, hosting, your own .com domain, selling tools, an integrated blog, etc. And, yep, it’s co-owned and managed by me, editor of EmptyEasel.com. :) But it’s. . . read more
In my line of work, I look at a lot of artwork. I’m lucky enough to see pieces from emerging artists, established artists, and everyone in between. Quite frankly, it’s a lot of fun, and always very encouraging to see all the talent that’s out there. But it also drives me. . . read more