Want to sell your art? Then you absolutely MUST learn how to promote it!

The most common question we hear at EmptyEasel is How do I sell my art? And while that answer is slightly different for every artist, it really comes down to having an effective art marketing plan.


That's why we've put together hundreds of tips and techniques for artists on how to market and promote art online—including some of the best art websites for marketing your art, and lots of different methods for selling art at every stage of your art career.

Here are all our free art marketing tips!

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Artists always seem to be looking for the next new marketing tip or idea. I’m no different, I suppose—but so far, “new” hasn’t worked nearly as well as the tried and true online marketing I’ve done for years. So today, I’d like to share my best art marketing tips from among those tried and true methods. Before I get started, let me say that marketing...
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Being connected to social media is definitely one of the keys to my art success. It took me many years to achieve international recognition, but Facebook, Friendfeed, Twitter, Linkedin, and Flickr have all been extremely important in introducing my artwork to thousands of viewers over time. No matter how busy you are, I believe it is essential for every artist to spend some time on...
Everybody says artists need an internet presence. Sometimes that’s just a website, but a lot of experts also say you should blog. Search engines (and readers) love new content and a blog is ideal for producing new content. You want to do the right thing and you want to promote your artwork, so you started blogging. But maybe it’s been a while, and so far...
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Do you ever feel stuck for ways to blog, post, tweet, or share about your art? If so, keep reading, because today I’m going to break down 50 different ways to talk about your art and connect with potential collectors, and most of them you can do from home! 1. Ask your audience for feedback—Is it finished? 2. Ask your audience to vote on a...
Art auctions held by non-profits are a win-win for everyone involved. These types of events are great because they promote the artist and the venue, they raise awareness for a cause, AND they help raise funds for the non-profit. Luckily, my first experience with a non-profit art auction couldn’t have gone any better. The auction included all local artists, and my art was even featured...
How many of you use Pinterest? Probably most of us, right? After all, for creatives, it’s an easy way to find massive amounts of inspiration—and then quickly save that inspiration for later. But more and more, Pinterest is becoming a place for shoppers, too. And that makes it especially helpful to artists who are trying to reach buyers with their art. So that got me...
I’m often amazed that artists don’t blog more than they do. Some of my favorite artists, artists who I would love to follow or read about, don’t have a web presence of any kind. And that’s a shame, because it’s more important than ever for artists to have some kind of “home” on the internet. After all, that’s where all the collectors, fans, and potential...