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Abbie Shores

1 Month 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 am 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 Month 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 Month Ago

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

 

Mike Savad

1 Month 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

 

Tambra Nicole Kendall

1 Month Ago

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 Month Ago

So glad to help. Tambra!

 

Tran Long

1 Month Ago

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

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

You're very welcome

 

Bradford Martin

1 Month 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 Month 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 Month Ago

Thanks Abbie...very informative.

 

Margaret Jacobs

1 Month Ago

Thank you!

 

GJ Glorijean

1 Month 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 Month Ago

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

 

Barbie Corbett-Newmin

1 Month Ago

Thanks Abbie! SO much to do!

 

Lana Williams

1 Month Ago

Thank you. I am new here.

 

Soy nuevo aquí gracias

 

Rosaria Pantano

1 Month Ago

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

 

Nezih Sancar

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, Abbie!

 

Off the Page

1 Month Ago

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

 

Taif Ahmed

1 Month Ago

thank you so much

 

DENISA PUSCASU

1 Month 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 Month Ago

This is great info. Thanks

 

Adesuwa Justice

1 Month 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 Month 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.

 

Adam Gladstone

1 Month 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.

 

Sylvie Leandre

1 Month Ago

Bonjour ,merci beaucoup pour les conseils ,c'est vrai qu'il y a tellement de photographies et de peinture sur le site . Alors si de notre coté nous ne faisons rien , alors rien n'avance ;Cordialement .

 

Ahmad Iskandar

1 Month Ago

Thanks for all these information, it will help everybody to do the best they have

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

Thanks Adam. I'll sort that out shortly

 

Lamees Paruk

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for the tips to increase sales. I’m a new member specialising in photography and I was struggling with that bit but this thread offers the perfect solutions for sales!!

 

Dan Canopy

1 Month Ago

Thanks for this.

 

Jelena Simonovic

1 Month Ago

Thank you!

 

Amira El sayed hefny

1 Month Ago

Very helpful
Thank you so much, Abbie!

 

Marco Sales

1 Month Ago

A Big thing, keep going!

 

Frank Sarjanovic

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the support!

 

Paula McConnell

1 Month Ago

This is great information for new members! Thank you for your discussion, cheers!

 

Gan Gan Ardiansyah

27 Days Ago

Ok. Thanks

 

Michael Slack

26 Days Ago

Thank you, this came into view at just the right time !

 

Zac Hammond

26 Days Ago

Awesome!

 

Marvin Tubelleza

26 Days Ago

This is very helpful information. Thank you so much!

 

Felicia Palifka

25 Days Ago

Thank you

 

Frederick Moseley

22 Days Ago

Word of mouth is a great way to increase sales with little cost in my opinion.

 

Suryavanshi Art

21 Days Ago

Thanks

 

Redi Loli

21 Days Ago

Thank you, this post was very informative because I just joined today.

 

Bo's Drawn

20 Days Ago

Thanks

 

Jc Crescini

20 Days Ago

Hi can you help me do an art exhibit in new York

 

Carleen Clifton Bragg

18 Days Ago

Good information..Thanks!

 

Daisy Mcginnis

18 Days Ago

Hi it's Daisy, I am new here and looking to shares my artistry.

 

Cristina Lopez

18 Days Ago

Hello! Thank you, I'm new here so this is very helpful.

 

Will Salmons

17 Days Ago

Thank you for sharing! This is very helpful for those not savvy at sales and marketing.

 

Mohammed Laher

17 Days Ago

Looking forward to reading this

 

Marion Benedetto

15 Days Ago

I've been wondering this literally today. Thank you for sharing!

 

Joanna Adams

15 Days Ago

Thank you for all the useful tips!!!

 

Jean-Pierre Gouws

15 Days Ago

Very useful information thank you!

 

Siva Art

14 Days Ago

I am new here. Thank you very much for the post.

 

Fred Andrews IV

14 Days Ago

Hi all, I've been on Fine Art America for a few years now and I have made about 17 sales in about 5 years. I just bought a premium membership and In going to try to really push and make more sales with this platform so this is a perfect thread for me.

 

Abbie Shores

14 Days Ago

Good luck everyone!

 

The Bugz

13 Days Ago

thank you for the tips...

 

Jeremy Lee

12 Days Ago

I'm interested in learning how to be more efficient in this I just created my account today.

 

Rachel Cohen

12 Days Ago

As always, a great help Abbie!

 

Floyd Snyder

12 Days Ago

Broken link.

The link to the article A Few Reasons Why You May Not Be Selling is broken.

Here is a working link. https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/a-few-reasons-why-you-may-not-be-selling.html

 

John Bass

12 Days Ago

Thank you for the advice

 

Momou Coloring

12 Days Ago

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@Jeremy Lee I have found that twitter and using specific hashtags has gotten a bunch of notice and attention. I started in May and have over 200 followers. I am sure most of them are other artists, and some are bots, but I am getting an average of between two hundred and three hundred clicks a day. It tends to be on the higher side if and when I promote specific items.

 

Josh Leisen

10 Days Ago

Thanks for compiling these resources!

 

Shireka Brown

9 Days Ago

Thank you for this information. It is very helpful. I am new to this community. There are so so many extraordinary artist here. I am just in awe. I really appreciate this helpful advice and information.

 

Ryan Griffiths

9 Days Ago

This is good advise. Thank you!

 

Hicham Abouzeid

8 Days Ago

Very good and well said. Thank you.

 

IVELINA ZLATEVA

7 Days Ago

it will be quite interesting and instructive to join some of the marketing lessons.

 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

I will be starting those again soon

 

Vicky Sweeney

6 Days Ago

Thank you so much Abbie, great tips and advice!

 

Kevin Felts

5 Days Ago

THANK YOU for compiling this...of course, I still have questions! Especially for you that have seen some success in increasing sales. Just a bit about me; I've been an FAA member for years. I've got give or take 1,000 photos posted here. To now, I've had minimal success selling, but like another artist mentioned, I mostly started as a way to archive and share my stuff with the wider public. I'd like to change that. I really LIKE FAA, and since I've been here so long, I'd like to make it work. But I find the site a bit daunting. I enter and occasionally win contests.

So, my questions are these:
1. Bloggers, where do you blog? On FAA? Your own site? Somewhere else? I love writing, so this part of marketing is not daunting; I just want to post where it will have the greatest impact.
2. I need BABY STEPS...where do I start incrementally, with marketing?
3. I don't say a lot in the discussions (this is an exception) because I'm not sure what I'm supposed to say besides "nice work." Do they really help increase sales?

4 The ONLY criticism I can levy against FAA is that since increased sales floats all boats including theirs, I'm not certain why FAA does not have a more comprehensive marketing manual or system for us "connection Luddites. Do they have one I'm missing? (besides this helpful list that is).

 

Benjamin Karalles

5 Days Ago

awesome

 

Charles Andris

1 Day Ago

great insights, thanks so much!

 

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