How to Sell Art Online and Make Money

How to Sell Art Online and Make Money

Internet business has become one of the most profitable ways of making good revenue within a short span of time. With the advancement of technology, the world has become a small place and you can easily bank on this factor to give a big boost to your business. Starting from sole entrepreneurship firms to large companies, almost all types of business houses are giving good stress on the internet business. So if you are an artist who wishes to showcase and sell your art items, the internet can be a great platform to do so.

How to sell your artwork online?

At times, finding the right customers to sell your art items can be a challenge. However, by starting an online business you can now reach millions of customers across the world and sell your products easily. The main advantage of selling online is that it allows you to conduct your business in a flexible manner and at the same time is very effective in reaching a wider range of target audiences within a span of seconds. You just need to have a computer and internet connection and you can easily carry on with the marketing and business with just a click of the mouse.

Another big benefit of an internet business is that it helps you to identify the target audience very quickly and reach them easily too. As you are selling art products, it is quite important to identify the target audience. For example, if you are trying to sell a cartoon or painting, you can easily make market research from the internet and identify your niche market.

Accordingly, you can send emails or online promotional brochures to prospective customers who will be interested in your product or service. Compared to conventional promotional methods, this is pretty cost-effective as you do not have to approach the customers on an individual basis.

Places to sell your art items online

If you are planning to sell online without investing huge amount of money, then there are other eCommerce platforms that you can opt for. You can opt for eCommerce marketplaces that enable users to sell their products. All you need to do is register on these sites, provide some details such as PAN number, VAT registration number, bank details, upload pics of your paintings and drawings, and start earning money. In fact, there are some sites that are solely dedicated to art items and help you reach thousands of prospective customers.

These are some of the well-known eCommerce platforms to sell art online:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Craigslist
  • Artist Rising
  • Artsy
  • Art Fire
  • Fine Art
  • Art Pal
  • Artplode
  • Etsy

Have a site of your own to sell online

One of the basic things that you need to remember while selling art online is to create your own site. It can be a great platform for promoting your goods and services and make them popular with the target audience. Ideally, your site should have the proper Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) applications so that it is able to rank well in the search engine and grasp the notice of prospective customers.

Ideally, your site should have a list of the artwork (like painting, drawings, cartoons, etc.) that you are wishing to promote. The sections should be interactive and user-friendly for the convenience of the viewers. All the essential and useful details about the product should be properly mentioned on the site.

For budding artists, another good option is to set up a web store. There are premier eCommerce hosting companies that allow you to create your own website and host them on the online platform. There are quite a few advanced eCommerce platforms that allow you to create your own web store and sell online. You just need to register in these sites, choose any of their eCommerce packages, and create your online store with the product catalog. The companies will take care of the organization of the website and web hosting.


Puneet Bhalla

Senior Marketing Manager at Shiprocket

7+ years of experience in growth hacking and product marketing. A passionate digital marketer with a great blend of technology. I spend most of my time upskilling and experimenting, for my love of doi ... Read more

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1 Comment

  1. Priya Desai

    Very nice post.This post helps you to make money online.Art is looking really nice.

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