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12 Tips for Showcasing and Selling Your Art Online
Showcase your work beautifully.
You need to have visual design skills to create a beautiful artist website. Here are some points to get you started:
Bring collectors and galleries to your website.
Its no use having that stunning website sitting in cyberspace. Make it work for you! Here are the ways to bring quality visitors:
You need to be able to sell your work on the internet.
But there are many ways to do it. More important than anything is that you have clear and up-to-date contact information on your website. If a buyer likes your work enough to bring out their checkbook, they will normally be happy to call you to close the sale.
It's also handy to be able to sell directly from your website, especially if you sell lower-cost reproductions. There are simple and cost-effective ways to do this.
Think again before designing your own website.
Have you really added up the total cost? Here are some questions to consider before you start designing:
Can you answer "Yes" to all of the above? If so, you might think about doing it yourself. Otherwise, hire a designer!
Choose your website-designer thoughtfully.
The most important thing here is to remember what you are trying to create a beautiful online gallery space to elegantly show your beautiful work this is very different from building a high-volume website selling printer ink cartridges and paper rolls!
Look for the ability to design a space to present your work. One way to do this is to find artist websites that you like and then contact the artist to get the name of their designer.
Know what you should pay.
Artist's website development prices range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars. Typically, bigger design firms have larger overheads and will be significantly more expensive. On the other hand, Joe down the street can probably build you a website for $200 but you probably don't want that website!
At Beautiful Artist Websites we have packages ranging from $700 to $2000 for simple elegant artists websites with different levels of functionality. We can also develop fully customized sites to your specifications with prices based on requirements. •
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Josse Ford and Daniel Tardent are the founders of Beautiful Artist Websites at beautifulartistwebsites.com.