If you’re an artist interested in selling online, I’m sure that at one point you’ve tried (or are currently trying) to use Etsy to sell your products.
We’ve all heard the success stories about those artists who are making tens of thousands of dollars selling on Etsy.
Is it red herring? 🐟
Maybe. Maybe not.
So...how do they do it?
That’s a good question, I have some ideas...
I don’t know where to start.
This is what I hear from artists when we start talking about selling art online.
II get it. There are SO MANY ways to do this, and the geek speak everyone throws around is really confusing.
I use Etsy!
You have no idea which is going to work for you.
So, where do you start?
I'd like to recommend that you start with understanding some of this “geek speak” techie terms.
I’ve created a handy guide about some common "Techie Terms" to help you understand what options are out there for selling art online.
Techie Terms for the artist who wants to sell online
I hear all the time from clients that one of their biggest frustrations is feeling like nobody is seeing their posts. You judge your post reach by how many likes and comments you get on your posts.
I know for a fact that more people SEE your posts than you realize, without commenting on them. There are many reasons why someone might not stop their scroll to “Like” or “comment” and most of the time it’s really nothing personal, they just didn’t do it.
How do you know if your message is reaching the people you want it to? With the always changing algorithms Facebook and Instagram use, you need a SMBA (Social Masters Business Analysis) degree. I just made that up.
But seriously, it takes for-freakin-ever to keep up with the trends.