Where can I sell my artwork?

by JasonSMMA Banned
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I love creating art, and I would like to start making money doing so. The thing is I'm not sure where to post my artwork for sale. Also, should I sell copies of my art (I do all of them by hand), or the original pieces?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author shiftyeyes
    Facebook marketplace & for sale pages
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    You might also want to look into Esty they might accept your work. It takes about 15-20 minutes to set up your profile. Esty will then take your store live once every thing is complete.

    Another place to post your artwork would be Pinterest. Then drive the traffic from there to your website. Enough shares and followings if your are is popular can help sales.

    Here is the links to both places. https://www.pinterest.com/ & https://www.etsy.com/
    (Note- mods not affiliate links)
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve L
    Originally Posted by JasonSMMA View Post

    I love creating art, and I would like to start making money doing so. The thing is I'm not sure where to post my artwork for sale. Also, should I sell copies of my art (I do all of them by hand), or the original pieces?

    Thanks
    I'd create a brand and website around your art. Let people view and use the digital copies for free, and sell prints along with other merchandise. See how TheOatmeal.com does it, and do something similar. It doesn't have to be humorous like TheOatmeal although that would certainly help. The owner of that site supposedly earns six figures a month from his online store.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tesslady
    It's always best to sell your original art pieces. The best ways to promote them are through social media (Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook) and websites in which you can display your artwork. You can even build a website for this matter. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author papercloud
    i would recommend etsy or ebay my friend had success selling her artwork on etsy... good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnhossain1971
    Well, it is good to know how to design. You can work on the 99designs, fiverr, Upwork & many other sites. Beside these, you can make a website to sell your ready made design work. I am sure, you will be able to be success in the designing sector. Thanks for your interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author rcla67
    Etsy would be a great place to have a look into. They eat up things like art and crafts there.

    ~ Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by JasonSMMA View Post

    I love creating art, and I would like to start making money doing so. The thing is I'm not sure where to post my artwork for sale. Also, should I sell copies of my art (I do all of them by hand), or the original pieces?

    Thanks
    If l remember correctly Etsy, is good, but you have to slave away for peanuts on that one.

    Graphicriver, is probably the best one in regards to sales, but it takes time to figure out what the mods want when submitting work, (all work needs to be reviewed first).

    Creative Market is the second best one, as l have seen, (with flyer sales) that they tend to sell half as well as GR, and aren't easy to get an account with, (you have to submit 10 or more pieces, and hope that they will let you in) but once in, you can sell whatever you want, (within reason).

    Flyerroom is the third one, and is easy to get an account with, with no reviews on products, but since they are into packages, your prices will probably have to be higher than usual.

    I haven't tried to third one, but will sign up eventually.


    Not quite sure what type of artwork you are doing, but if you are serious about making money from it, then these are probably your best ones.

    Good luck.

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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can use eBay or Amazon to sell your artworks. I have seen some of the artist sell their artworks on these marketplaces.
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  • Profile picture of the author daronch
    You can freelance on fiverr.com, upwork.com and 99designs.com

    Can sell them at etsy.com, artfire.com, artsy.com, ebay.com, amazon.com, cafepress.com and zazzle.com
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  • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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    Hi Jason -- I have a friend who is a successful artist through her Etsy web shop. She advertises on Facebook and Instagram and through local artist events and street fairs. Good luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    Honestly, in terms of art, the sky is the limit.

    A few I've used:

    Physical products:
    Ebay.com
    Amazon.com
    Etsy.com
    Storeenvy.com
    https://www.artfire.com/
    Social media - join groups and post for sale

    Prints:
    zazzle.com
    Redbubble.com
    Deviantart.com
    society6.com
    cafepress.com
    https://www.artspace.com/
    Artplode I Sell Art and Buy Art Online I No Commission
    Buy and Sell Art Online as Canvas Prints, Paintings, Framed Prints, Phone Cases, and More at Fine Art America
    https://www.printful.com/
    Custom bags, shoes and more - artsadd

    This article also lists a heap more: https://www.artsyshark.com/125-places-to-sell/

    Good luck!

    Hell, I am even going to use that link I just dug up. I sell art as well
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  • Profile picture of the author John Cage
    There are many websites for you to sell your artworks: Fiverr, Upwork, DevianArt, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Originally Posted by JasonSMMA View Post

    I love creating art, and I would like to start making money doing so. The thing is I'm not sure where to post my artwork for sale. Also, should I sell copies of my art (I do all of them by hand), or the original pieces?

    Thanks
    One of my offline businesses deals with framing artwork and has done for the last 26 years or so.

    We see a lot of artwork coming though our business in Australia coming from this online auction house Fine Art & Collectibles - Buy Fine Art & Collectibles Online - GraysOnline Australia

    We also see people buying from Etsy and Ebay and there is a large percentage buying whilst cruising. One of the dominant suppliers in this space is https://www.parkwestgallery.com

    I don't know how well they compensate their artists but they must push through some volume of originals and editions.

    Some of the successful local artists, who don't mind stepping over the line into commercial supply, then to do so through setting up a regular display at the right kind of market and then develop a social following.

    It depends on where your ambition lies.

    Do you want to make a successful living from the profession or do you want to gain recognition .... or both?

    One artist who has done it successfully by leveraging the market route and the internet presence by producing popular images in print is Scott Christensen Seascape and Original Ocean Art - Home

    Maybe you could reach out to people like Scott for advice.

    The fine art world tends to rely more on "king makers" who can foster and support an upcoming artist in whom they see potential. They function as the conduit to grow by exposing you to their clients and they understand the process of using art as an investment. This is a whole world within itself which usually requires immense talent coupled with the right approach to joining the clique.

    Best of luck with your efforts.

    Kind regards,

    Ozi
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  • Profile picture of the author briancbk
    do you have a few, high value pieces, or many lower value pieces? are they easily shippable? broad appeal, or narrow market? If you post some more details, I would be happy to help if I can.

    a basic, generic response would be to put up a simple, cheap wordpress site, build a network of social media around that site, independent of any socials that you may already own, use links to connect all of your social media together, and link to your main site. and then use facebook ads to send targeted traffic to your website.

    Use appropriate hashtags, and interaction with your target market on your social sites, be active on all of them, as much as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author nguyennguyenhung
    You can use eBay or Amazon to sell your artworks. I have seen some of the artist sell their artworks on these marketplaces.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayceexzero
    You can always sell copies of the artwork, but the original always has to cost more than the copy. You can try selling them on e-bay, with the right tags and a little luck someone will see your work and buy it. You can also post pictures of it on facebook, you can find dozens of groups on almost any topic on facebook and yes there are also facebook groups made for selling artwork.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mdshohidulislamrobin
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    Idk but here I suggest offline ideas to sell -
    Amazon, Artfire, Artist Rising (Subsidiary of Art.com), Artplode, Artsy, CafePress, Craigslist, Ebay, Etsy..

    Else you can promote on social media
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  • Profile picture of the author nguyennguyenhung
    fiverr.com, upwork.com and 99designs.com
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  • Profile picture of the author khado114
    Facebook is the best place to sell your artworks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mario Cristopher
    Originally Posted by JasonSMMA View Post

    I love creating art, and I would like to start making money doing so. The thing is I'm not sure where to post my artwork for sale. Also, should I sell copies of my art (I do all of them by hand), or the original pieces?

    Thanks
    Hi,

    It's good to have your own art website. However, you can also start by showcasing your artwork on art websites such as DeviantArt.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBScott
    Originally Posted by JasonSMMA View Post

    I love creating art, and I would like to start making money doing so. The thing is I'm not sure where to post my artwork for sale. Also, should I sell copies of my art (I do all of them by hand), or the original pieces?

    Thanks
    I would put lower resolution watermarked images of my art all over the place deviantart, liked out to pitnerest, twitter etc and market it. Then I would have a high resolution print for sale on my website... prints only, I would never let the high res image be distributed
    Sign and number it, just because for some reason people prefer signed and numbered images.
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  • Profile picture of the author innn
    Create groups and communities in social networks. In addition to your arts, fill your groups with interesting content
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  • Profile picture of the author mickyl
    Hi, I am also an artist (and internet marketer, life can be weird:-)
    I recently started promoting on Instagram amd was amazed by the engagement, comments, likes and followers.
    So my suggestion to you: find a platform you like and fits your budget: it can be Etsy (I personally don't like it, but it can be a good option), Amazon, or any other big platform, including options like zazzle. or even shopify - building your own store.. Would not recommend starting with Ebay, though, unless you understand exactly how to do it right.After you build your own store, start promoting on Instagram. build a good page and start building as many followers as possible, posts, likes, comments, etc. Now start promoting your art store on Instagram.
    I would learn this social network thoroughly:-)
    Good luck!
    After that, you shoul
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  • Profile picture of the author Heather Leigh 93
    I highly recommend you try etsy for selling your artwork it's a brilliant place to start. Alongside that I recommend setting up an Instagram account for your artwork and build a following and audience from there to purchase your stuff from etsy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ratamok
    My vote is for etsy.com.
    My cousin is creating clay produts and it works very well for her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angel Kaylish
    Etsy was my first thought. You should do well there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    I'd say Graphicriver would be the best place.
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  • Profile picture of the author jthom804
    Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram. Users are way more engaged. Especially with Instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZachMiller
    If they are 1-of-a-kind works.. I suggest Etsy..

    From there, list on eBay or your own personal site.
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