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Need Some Side Income? Creative Ways to Sell Your Artwork

Need Some Side Income? Creative Ways to Sell Your Artwork
Posted By: Dixie Somers on October 01, 2020

Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, woodcarver, or any other type of artist, there’s a good chance you’re interested in selling your work. Not only could you bring in some extra income, but you’ll also be able to consider yourself a professional artist (which always provides a hearty injection of self-esteem). But how can you get started if you’ve never sold artwork before? Here are four simple methods for artists looking to break into the commercial market.

Find an Online Platform



The easiest and simplest way to sell your artwork is by going through an online platform. There are countless companies on the web that will help you market your art in the digital realm. They take their cut of any sales, but they are still a great way to break into a competitive marketplace. These types of sites can serve as a useful conduit, connecting artists to the collectors that could be interested in their work.

Market on Social Media



Social media offers artists the chance to market their work for free. Every year, social networks seem to have a greater hold on society. Whether you love this new reality or hate it, there’s no reason not to take advantage of it.



Facebook gives you the chance to make a comprehensive artist page, while Instagram is a great platform for displaying photos of your work. Twitter, meanwhile, can help you connect with people in the art world and keep them abreast about ongoing projects.

Create a Website



Having your own website is essential if you’re serious about selling your art. Anyone interested in you or your work is going to look for that single spot on the web where they can learn all about you as a person and what you have to offer. Websites are easy to make these days, so there’s no reason not to hop on board the bandwagon.

Distribute Photographs of Your Work



As essential as digital marketing is in this day and age, it’s important not to overlook the value of more traditional methods. Digital printing is a must for any artist, because it allows you to create physical representations of your work. Hand out photos to friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. You never know how talk of your work could spread.

Selling art isn't easy. It seems there are always more sellers than buyers. By employing these four strategies, however, you might just catch a break.
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