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Abbie Shores

1 Year Ago

Looking For Tips To Increase Sales?

Hello Member

Uploading images on Fine Art America is half of the work. The other half is marketing. Fine Art America is a platform for artists and photographers to run their own businesses. The artists that are successful on Fine Art America do outside marketing to promote their work and we offer a handful of different marketing tools to help you e.g. Shopping Cart Widget, Email Campaign, etc. So I would definitely take a look at these features (found 'Settings') to help get some sort of marketing plan in action.

Being an active member on Fine Art America is also a plus - we have a very large community of artists and photographers. 'Favouriting' images, leaving comments, participating in discussion forums, etc., are big ways to get your work noticed! I would also look into uploading more images.

We have over 7 million images listed on Fine Art America with any you have loaded, , so if there is no marketing and promotion done on your end, your images will get lost in the mix. If you follow all of these suggestions you will appear higher and more often in the search engine.

We cannot tell why some sell and why some do not so we cannot give that kind of advice. However, here are some great posts on the forum and elsewhere about marketing your work. Please log in to view some of them


Marketing course I was doing for members in the discussions every week (other posts linked at the bottom of the first)

Transparency in Discussions (written by the owner of Pixels/FAA)

What Is Marketing In Reality (opens in different site - Mine)

Marketing Plan

Marketing: Let's see your Pixels Artist Sites!

Checklist For Success In Print Sales.

Marketing 101 By Mike Savad

A Few Reasons Y U May Not Be Selling

Marketing Yourself

Promoting Your Art

Six Month Observation About Marketing

Evaluating Your Own Work To Sell

Elephant In The Room - Maybe Your Art Just Isnt That Good...

The Formula To Pricing Art?

Lots of reading but worth it.

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Abbie Shores
Manager, Fine Art America | Pixels.com

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Donna Mibus

1 Year Ago

Oh my goodness THANK YOU! I swear, it seems like every single day someone posts a new thread asking "how do I increase my sales?"

This thread is a perfect solution!!!

 

Abbie Shores

1 Year Ago

Thank Sv. Brilliant idea and I have asked Sean to link to it under Post New whatsit

 

Mike Savad

1 Year Ago

I predict that no one will see this post. Even if it was bright yellow, and blinking and with dancing monkey's around it.

For anyone new that is seeing this thread, look at your work:

do you only have 2 things? Upload more things.
Is it covered in watermarks? Don't do that.
Would you buy or hang your own work in a nice frame? No? It may not sell. Or at least be hard to advertise.
Is the work yours? Great!
Or was it lifted from the net at random? Erase it, it will only get you into trouble down the line. And without a consistent set of styles you won't be recognized down the line.

Selling art isn't a side gig or hustle, it takes a lot of work and effort to do this.


----Mike Savad

 

Thank you so much, Abbie!

I can't wait to dive into all of the information you've shared.
I appreciate all the work you've done putting this together.

This may give me some ideas for marketing my fiction, too.

Cheers!
Tambra Nicole Kendall

 

Abbie Shores

1 Year Ago

So glad to help. Tambra!

 

Tran Long

1 Year Ago

Very helpful post ..
Thank you so much, Abbie!

 

Abbie Shores

1 Year Ago

You're very welcome

 

Bradford Martin

1 Year Ago

My checklist is listed twice. Thank you!! But the most recent version is called "Checklist For Success In Print Sales (version 3)". As the site changes and in order to fit with best practices based on what is said by members and moderators, I last updated it 3 years ago. Not a lot has changed since then. I will eventually do an update and include a link to how to set up the AW using Cloudflare and also mention about the default image order, once that is settled.

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=4721562

 

Ingrid Lindberg

1 Year Ago

Thank you for putting this list together. A lot to read, but I intend to work through it. There is so much great artwork on FAA that it is daunting to even consider marketing one's own work.

 

Lynn Graves

1 Year Ago

Thanks Abbie...very informative.

 

Margaret Jacobs

1 Year Ago

Thank you!

 

GJ Glorijean

1 Year Ago

Thank YOU Abbie & FAA Fellows...
I want to believe that I know how to market since that's my B.S. Undergrad degree... BS is right, IDK anything in this 21st C economy... So I am going super slow, but this is exactly what I need to study... I don't have a solid base. In grad sch, Digi Publishing I recall Doctorow saying something like you need 1,000 people as a base that will buy anything & everything you do! WOW great formula! I like that. So I need to do something about shaking off my resistance and finding a base audience... Hoping for new inspiration, GJ glorijean

 

Sanja De Leo

1 Year Ago

Grazie Abbie, ho ancora tanto da imparare.
...al lavoro 😊

 

Thanks Abbie! SO much to do!

 

Lana Williams

1 Year Ago

Thank you. I am new here.

 

Soy nuevo aquí gracias

 

Rosaria Pantano

1 Year Ago

Thanks for this thread! I am new here so I have a lot to learn!!

 

Nezih Sancar

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, Abbie!

 

Off the Page

1 Year Ago

I shall read through this thread diligently, everyone is looking for the Holy Grail when it comes to sales!

 

Taif Ahmed

1 Year Ago

thank you so much

 

DENISA PUSCASU

1 Year Ago

Howdy!
Although I have just joined this community and I am writing to you from Romania, I will read all the articles with interest.
I wish you a creative day!

 

Michelle Beshears

1 Year Ago

This is great info. Thanks

 

Adesuwa Justice

1 Year Ago

Wow, this is a very helpful thread! I will certainly be taking all of these things into consideration. Marketing has not been my strength so I look forward to implementing these tips.

 

Noemia Poole

1 Year Ago

Hi Abbey,

I am new here and just read your post. Thank you for the input, I sure will take it into consideration. I am new in the market as well, so all that I can read about it will help me.

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Adam Gladstone

1 Year Ago

Great list Abbie. Thanks for putting it together. Some of the stuff I've already been asking myself (I know I'm no Ansel Adams, but keep asking myself what I could do better, are there photos I'd cull from my gallery. etc). As time goes by I'll try to read through the links.

As I go through the list of links to check them out, I've found one that don't work for me (don't know why). https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=2040787 is one.

 

Roxana Jordan

2 Months Ago

Thank you for the discussion.

 

Antonio Cipollone

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much for this post ! I'll follow up the advice I find here

 

Mohammed Didi

2 Months Ago

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Leighton Williams

2 Months Ago

Hello, I will definitely try to get back to sales since i have had limited sales, just a few things from friends. I don't upload as much material, since time is of the essence. I will start t gradually getting back and hopefully get some sales. Thanks for the tips as always

 

Thierry Damiba

2 Months Ago

Good to know. As a new seller I've been curious about this

 

Valerie Goodwin

2 Months Ago

Thank you for the helpful information.

 

Femke Ketelaar

2 Months Ago

Very helpful and gives me energy to engage and continue uploaden! Just got a premium membership after a bit of doubting but I think I can make this work!

 

Melanie Marks

2 Months Ago

Thank you for all your helpful information! I have to change some titles on my artwork and upload photos of my paintings. I have more photos to upload too.

 

Jennifer Ford

1 Month Ago

Thankyou I'm new here and definitely will give it a try..

 

Christina Cosaluzzo

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much!

 

Stephanie Lawhorn

1 Month Ago

Thank you for all the info in one place!

 

Azer Qlamer

1 Month Ago

This is great info. Thanks

 

Alysa Brown

19 Days Ago

Awesome info! :)

 

Mia-Maria Wikstrom

19 Days Ago

Thank you so much, Abbie!

 

Emese Dallos

18 Days Ago

Thank you very much

 

Livia Averche

18 Days Ago

Thank you for the useful information!

 

Patrick Neal

15 Days Ago

Interesting, thanks for your insight.

 

Simon Girard

11 Days Ago

thanks so much!

 

Zhanna Kriukova

8 Days Ago

Thank you for the info!

 

This was very informative.

 

Paul Featherstone

4 Days Ago

Thank you Abbie, for your excellent post. I have favourited this page, so I can peruse the information you have given. Although, I have done Print On Demand before, I think there is always something new I can learn. Especially when it comes to the marketing side of things! So, this information will be very useful. Have a great week! :) Regards Paul

 

Abbie, thanks for all of the great links to these helpful sales suggestions!

I look forward to implementing many of them since sometimes selling seems to be more difficult than creating.

 

Crafting Managed

10 Hours Ago

Thank you so much for posting this! I look forward to going through all of the knowledge and help posted here.

 

Saodat Doniyorova

10 Hours Ago

thanks it is helpful i am new and i want to share Uzbekistan art

 

Valerie Hartman

3 Hours Ago

Although my profile says I am here since 2019, I really started posting my work in 2023. I have had no sales yet. I would like to have at least one, so that I know what my artwork looks like for real. Anyway, my question is, has this post helped some of you getting more sales?
Thank you very much.

 

Mike Savad

3 Hours Ago

@valerie, you answered your own question. You only took it seriously for a year, it takes time to get sales. You have to advertise all the time. Abstract is hard to sell as it blends in with all other abstract, you also need more keywords. Many of the images I clicked on won't print because you enlarged it. I can't point to any one single one because they all seem to have digital issues of enlarging it too much. You can't enlarge them at all. If its digital, start larger. After those are fixed, beef up the descriptions more and add more keywords.


----Mike Savad

 

Nigie Cox

2 Hours Ago

Thank you for i have had zero sales this far.

 

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