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How to Sell Your Photos or Artwork Online

Your days as a starving artist can be over. Successfully sell your photos or artwork online, and upgrade to the lifestyle of a merely hungry artist.


  • Step 1: Find a host web site Find a web site to sell your work. There are several sites on which artists can upload and sell their work. These sites take a cut of the sale or charge a membership fee.
  • TIP: Develop your own web site portfolio to sell your work if you have web site building skills.
  • Step 2: Blog Set up a blog where you can post new artwork or photos, and write entries about your life as an artist.
  • TIP: Post a painting or photograph on your blog every day along with a link to where it can be purchased.
  • Step 3: Post clear images Post clear images of your artwork or photographs on the web site so potential buyers can see your talent.
  • Step 4: Write detailed descriptions Write detailed descriptions of your work for the web site to make your work easier to find.
  • Step 5: Research Research work similar to yours. Find out who is buying the art, and direct your efforts to these potential customers.
  • Step 6: Advertise Advertise online through social networking sites. Gear the advertisements toward people who may be interested in your work.
  • FACT: Did you know? As of late 2006, the most expensive painting ever sold was Jackson Pollock's No. 5, 1948 for $140 million.

You Will Need

  • Artwork
  • A computer with internet access
  • An online store or web site
  • A blog

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