Selling your Art online

 
This is by no means a comprehensive round up – I just did it quickly for a friend who works with wood and is about to open an Etsy shop. Needless to say, I have a tendency to just collect information, skim read it and file it. In the hopes that one day I’ll have the energy to use all this good advice.
There is an overwhelming amount of information on t’internet about marketing and the ‘right’ things to do. Some of it contradictory…I’ll try and add more links to the things I’ve found that seem genuinely useful rather than just selling something or whatever. There are some links here already, from my old posterous blog – just go to the menu above and click the link ‘marketing your art’.
Sorry the links below aren’t clickable. Doing that would make this post use up all my spoons for the day – if you copy and paste them all into a Word document or similar they should become clickable…
 
 
  • Places to sell
http://www.artsyshark.com/125-places-to-sell/
 
  • Tip top Etsy articles/help
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/the-seller-handbook/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2008/a-beginners-guide-to-starting-a-shop-on-etsy/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/top-10-tips-for-starting-an-etsy-business/
 
http://www.etsy.com/help/topics/#Open_a_Shop
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/the-quick-start-guide-to-selling-on-etsy/
 
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/2661?ref=help_search_result
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2008/service-tips-for-sellers-top-10-customer-service-strategies/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2009/seller-how-to-shipping/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/shipping-how-to-custom-forms-duties-and-taxes/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2008/service-tips-for-sellers-packaging-and-shipping/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/etsy-success-reevaluating-your-prices/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2009/seller-how-to-5-tips-for-item-descriptions/
 
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2008/shop-makeover-series-photographing-for-success/
 
  • Advice/resources
http://skinnyartist.com/why-every-artist-needs-more-visitors/?awt_l=6JPE.&awt_m=KTTWGZHTxSka87
 
http://www.copyblogger.com/brilliant-writing-tips/
 
http://leoniedawson.com/goodies/
 
http://karichapin.com/blog/grow-your-handmade-business/
 
http://smallbiztrends.com/2011/03/33-logo-design-services-use-today.html
 
  • Social media tools and blogging advice 
 http://www.dreamgrow.com/54-free-social-media-monitoring-tools-update-2012/
 
http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/12048.aspx#
 
http://socialmediatoday.com/daniel-zeevi/1289016/twitter-increase-engagement
 
http://www.problogger.net/
 
http://simpleblogging.net/
 
http://www.lightspacetime.com/art-blog/top-3-reasons-why-you-should-have-an-art-blog/
 
  • Misc…
 
Art materials advice – http://www.amien.org/
 
How to ship safely – http://lauradenhertog.com/blog/10972/fool-proof-method-for-shipping-art
 
Creating printables – http://www.iammommahearmeroar.net/2012/07/creating-printables-your-questions.html
 
Information overload catoon

Information overload…


***A few of the Etsy links came via Stephanie Levy – if you get the chance to sign up for one of her courses, don’t hesitate. She’s lovely, conscientious and thorough.

 

  • Wish me luck, I’ve promised to drive Mum to the hairdressers this afternoon, (remember I’ve not left the house since lunch with a friend on March 1st.) and its SNOWING really heavily. *shakes fist at universe*
 
 
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