Although I’ve listed FoundMyself in my links page as an online forum, it actually does have more features than most art forums. Until last month, however, the premium selling features haven’t been available for free.
But FoundMyself has now moved to an “honor system” and automatically upgraded all of its members, allowing them to sell their art COMMISSION FREE, keep track of statistics, and more.
And really, there’s no catch. No fees, no commissions. Honest.
OK, there’s a catch. But it’s more like a guilt trip. It’s that honor system I mentioned, and it’s pretty simple.
FoundMyself wants artists to give back only if they believe the free galleries and selling tools have benefited them. So, if you sell some art, you should donate.
It actually sounds pretty fair to me. Of course, there’s also an “honorability” ranking next to each member’s name, which basically shows how committed the artist is to FoundMyself. Honorability rankings go up when members participate in the forum, donate money, or even log on to the website frequently.
And while FoundMyself doesn’t have as much traffic as the big guys, (and neither does ArtFlock at this point) they’re both definitely worth a look.
Update: Artflock.com has shut its doors for good. If you’re interested in another paid website service for artists, check out Simple Artist Websites, EmptyEasel’s full-service solution.
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