As artists, we like to create and sell or give away our pieces and then repeat the cycle. Selling our work, makes us feel accomplished, that our artwork had a real purpose; to be enjoyed by someone. Then, we are inspired to create more (as well as benefit from the extra space). However, the challenge is: it’s hard to sell artwork, how do you do it?
It is my belief that there is at least one person out there who absolutely adores every piece I create, the hard part, and discouraging part, is trying to connect this prospective person to my piece.
You have to start putting yourself out there and learning how to sell artwork!
One idea I’ve started exploring is using a few different sites. Obviously, we can put up our art on our own websites but most people are looking at our sites for information, it’s important to expose your work to websites that are there specifically to connect buyers with sellers. One example is eBay, as you put up listings, you’ll get an idea of what subject matter the general eBay customers like.
I have started an eBay profile to sell my art, specifically small detailed drawings that are easy to send by mail. I want to encourage people to surround themselves with images they love, that inspire them, or that they can rest in. It’s time for you to start enjoying yourself, your preferences, don’t be afraid to buy things you like! A little landscape from France might be the affordable treat!
If you would like a concrete source of advice, try this book on how to “Sell Your Art Online”!