Part 2 of our discussion of building an artist website

Notes from our conversation

Absolute Art  https://www.absolutearts.com

https://www.absolutearts.com/cgi-bin/portfolio/art/get_art.cgi

Absolute Arts is an online marketplace for artists to sell their unique masterpieces, including paintings and sculptures.

You can sign up as an artist to promote and sell your products.

List up to 20 works of art for free, or you can choose from one of the other subscriptions to list more artwork, have less commission taken from your sales, and access to other features.

The best part is that Absolute Arts can also take care of some of the marketing for you!

Do you want your art on products?

Do you want to be in a fine art gallery?

Do you feel that that having your art on products cheapens your work?

Etsy

Etsy is craft site dedicated to items that are handcrafted, custom-made, unique, or vintage, painting etc. When it comes to ranking all the marketplace options, many consider it the best place to sell handmade items online.

  • Pros: Etsy has been praised for its ease of use, so you can start selling crafts online in no time. It also offers a large customer base of people who are interested in buying unique, handmade items.
  • Cons: there’s a lot of competition, which tends to drive prices down. That means it can be a little harder to make money selling crafts online with Etsy. There are also some fees for listing your items and getting access to all the tools Etsy offers. Firstly, Etsy takes a five percent transaction fee when you make a sale. There’s also a $0.20 listing fee for every item you put up for sale. You’ll need to sign up for Etsy Plus to customize your shop page with banners or get featured listings. It currently costs $10 a month, and is set to increase to $20 a month in January 2019.

Easyup https://www.ecanopy.com/craft-show-tents.html

Pro Panels  https://www.propanels.com/

Email sites

Wordpress sites

  • WordPress.net
  • WordPress.org

Be aware that WordPress sites can be vulnerable to hacks so it must be constantly updated

Student sites

Clear Bags

  • https://www.clearbags.com
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Do you need a website?

  • What are your specific needs?
  • Functionality, How you want to show yourself to the world, e-commerce
  • Is Support important
  • Is it mobile friendly

Website builders to look at

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  • Basic site
  • SEO 
  • SSL security
  • Domain
  • Ecommerce connects to
  • square
  • paypal
  • stripe

Build Your Brand First

Establishing your brand is an important first step in selling your art online. It’s a chance to show off some of your style and establish who you are as an artist. It also it helps customers connect with you. 

At a glance, your brand should give customers an idea of what makes you unique.

ost varies 

  • Basic site
  • SEO 
  • SSL security
  • Domain
  • Ecommerce connects to
  • square
  • paypal
  • stripe

Build Your Brand First

Establishing your brand is an important first step in selling your art online. It’s a chance to show off some of your style and establish who you are as an artist. It also it helps customers connect with you. 

At a glance, your brand should give customers an idea of what makes you unique.

Picking a domain name  

Big decision, choose something that will be easy to find and not too long to type out. 

Usually, your name (dot com) or, if that’s not for sale, your name studio (dot com) or your name art (dot com). Make it catchy and easy to find. If your name’s not in the domain, make sure it’s at least featured in the page title so people can still find you on Google!

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Today we will be discussing the challenges that students had along with what paper types they preferred for the looser painting style along with looking at a few paintings, and how to rework hard edges to get the effects that they want.  

The Joy of painting Loose and Free - interactive course

Non-interactive option will be available soon For student discounts Join here for the the mailing list or take a Free course 

Have Fun & Happy painting

Birgit

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Let's talk about our fear and obstacles, is it real, or imaginary, do you limit yourself by someones else's idea or projection. Let's take a look.

http://birgitoconnorwatercolors.teachable.com

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Continuation of our conversation to "Say it out Loud".

To join an interactive, non-interactive or Free Mini course go to https://birgitoconnorwatercolors.teachable.com

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Let's talk about what are your Wildest Creative Goals at this time, everyone has a different idea, they are all relatable and fascinating to hear. 

To join the conversation or take a Free mini course go to https://birgitoconnorwatercolors.teachable.com/

 

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Lets start to name some of those 2019 Goals, and say them out loud and discuss how you can obtain them.

Goal Setting PDF download

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If you passionate about watercolor then this is the place for you, talking with real students that want to know more about watercolor. we will be reviewing paintings, problem solving, motivation and finding the humor in making mistakes in watercolor painting

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Dream BIG - in order to make your dreams a reality you must take action. The magic happens when you name your goals, say it out loud, (even if it seems to grand), write them down, put them in a journal, and be accountable.

Here are just a few questions to ask yourself that are on the PDF download

  • What is the wildest dream you have of being an artist?
  • What does being a successful artist mean to you?
  • How do you measure yourself as an artist?
  • What kind of art do you want to create?

To realize your goals use this PDF Download to get you started or make a journal.

Setting your Creative Goals for the New Year PDF

Join a Free Course

YouTube Channel

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Today we are reviewing a few of the paintings that have come in along with problem solving, negative painting to help pull shapes out, layering color, how to change a background and more..

This course encourages students to find their own creative voice and painting style.

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Material list ideas

 

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