Like any good journey, our paths to selling art online full-time weren’t exactly straight lines. We each have diverse educational backgrounds and earlier moments in our careers that could have taken us to a very different destination. Over the past decade we’ve made intentional choices about the way we want to work and the way we want to sell our work— choices that often went against the norms at the time! Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing our stories about how we each became Full-time Artists Selling Online and sharing some of the highlights of this journey so far.
Do artists really need their own sites vs. Etsy or other third party sites?
While third party sites like Etsy or Society6 can be helpful just starting out, we STRONGLY advise you build your own independent site to provide your audience with a controlled, branded experience that’s only about you and your work— there is a lot of power in that approach.
It’s an exciting week in The Studio Source Community! The doors to The Membership will be officially opening this Friday, April 12th at 1 pm EST through Tuesday, April 16th! (With really fun joining bonuses for the first new members to sign-up!) AND we’re hosting a FREE live masterclass - How We Built Full-Time Incomes Selling Art Online
Click through to read all the details and register!
This week Member, Allison Robin Smith shared an incredibly inspiring post over in The Studio Source Facebook Group! To quote Allison:
"Allie, Lindsay and everyone in this group has encouraged me to find my authentic style, up my IG game, create a collection and revamp my website. I’m so thankful for this awakening!"
We’ve gathered our top photography tips for artists, especially with Instagram in mind!
As an artist on Instagram, the photographs on your feed hold power-- your ideal client’s first impression of you and your work.
Instagram is a visual platform (which is why it works so well for visual artists!) but that also means the photography featuring you and your work is the most crucial element to successfully building a brand and marketing your work.
Take the time, make the effort — and these tips can help!