Selling Art Online: Information on Where (and How) to Sell Art on the Internet



If you're looking for the best place to sell your art online, then look no further. We've been reviewing the best (and worst) art-selling websites on the internet since 2007, as well as sharing tips and techniques specifically for artists selling art on the web.

We've also just updated our own line of artist websites to help you sell art online by combining powerful art-selling tools with sleek, professional designs. So whether you're looking for a simple marketing solution or a full-featured website to display your art, make sure to check those out, too!

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? It's all 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!


Anytime I talk to artists, I almost ALWAYS hear the following question: “How do you get high-res images of artwork? I have such a hard time getting good quality images!” The truth is, for most emerging artists, getting high-quality digital images is either too expensive or too. . . read more
I’ll be the first to confess that I enjoy seeking out new places to post my art online. It doesn’t matter if it’s an online gallery, forum, blog, or marketplace, I’m always tempted to join. But here’s the problem: I already display my work on my professional. . . read more
When artists first began promoting their work on the internet, many opted for professional, personally designed websites, which at the time cost quite a bit of money to design and maintain. Eventually, free websites, print on demand services, blogs, and social media took over, giving artists,. . . read more
OK, folks, let’s brainstorm for a bit. :) So far this year we’ve launched Artwork Reveal—a new artwork discovery subscription list—and created several new features and website plans for Foliotwist, our artist website service. We’ll keep working on both those things, but. . . read more
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



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