Interrupting my regular daily posts of the 30 in 30 challenge to announce that I am now live on Saatchi Art and Artfinder online galleries. I’ve been deliberating and marinating on the idea of putting my art on these websites. They have larger audiences and a great deal of traffic. For some reason, that made me excited and nervous at the same time.
Well I’ve been approved and you can now purchase my art on their platforms. So far, the platforms are pretty straightforward with how to get started. Saatchi’s site is a lot easier in my opinion and I love the layout and clean design. Artfinder takes a little longer to get set up, but they have a totally different vibe than most of the online galleries I’ve seen. It is very personalized and seems to focus on highlighting the artists more than anything else. That’s always a good change, especially when sites like Etsy continue to grow and reimagine their business model.
It takes A LOT of time to photograph, edit, and list artwork online. And with things like SEO and Adwords to consider, it can get really exhausting. Especially when I’d rather be painting in my studio! But, I’m happy to get some work done on these storefronts since it is a great platform for artists serious about getting paid for their talents. My strategy is to try and do a little each day, while deciding which art I will share with the world each day.
I am still trying to make my official website the best that I can, and this is always a work in progress. My goal is for my art to be found in search engines for companies, businesses, and art collectors interested in purchasing my original art directly from the artist.
And why is it good to buy direct from the artist? Well, for one, we’re easy to work with. Flexible. Can offer discounts and payment plans. And, I for one, am pretty relentless about making sure my customers are 100% satisfied.