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Promoting your art or your art website

It is very hard for any website to get rankings and traffic in today’s competitive market. Unless you run a super-niche website with few competing websites, the chances are you face a minimum of 12 months from launch to start seeing any real traffic.

Getting links into your site and also having lots of pages linked together on your own website are very important. One of the ways you can encourage cross linking is to build some form of application that users will use to benefit themselves. A recently relaunch of an old established site has done just this – www.oilpaintingsonline.com has created a facility or artists to create their own gallery, which are then public on the site for others to see (which creates site-cross linking) and also they can share their gallery by creating a Facebook or Myspace plug-in. This is really neat as it will provide some great inbound links to the site from users own micros sites

If you are an artist struggling to sell art online, you should scout around and take a look at these sort of feature s- several free online galleries have the ability for you to post and promote your art at no cost at all.

This article was provided to Simple Art Marketing by Boden O’Brien

Do I Need A Personal Website to Sell Art? 10 of 30

Steven Pressfield

Wrote a great book for breaking through artist blocks.  It is called The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Here is a great quote on page 22.

        “The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become habit. We don’t just put off our lives today, we put them off till ours deathbed.
        Never forget: This very moment, we can change out lives.  There never was a moment and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.  This second we can turn the table on Resistance. 
        This second, we can sit down and do out work.”

It is a great book.  The advice, and lessons it contains are priceless.  It is less than Ten bucks.  I like it so much, I will not lend it  anyone. 

Take care, Share a comment,

Talk to you soon,

Jeremy

Do I Need A Personal Website to Sell Art Online 9 of 30

Keep on being an artist.  For the last two or three days I have been working on portraits, not on blogs or marketing.  At least twice a week I take time to join in  a live drawing session or a get an online critique.  A great online teacher is Johannes Vloothuis at http://cyberartlearning.com , Johannes has a lot of knowledge, he knows how to teach and gives a great critique.  39 USD for 4 sessions.  It is worth many times that amount.  You have to keep working on your art.

Make sure you stay in touch with your blog and twitter verse at least with short notes and photos of your work in progress.  Give them a reason to keep coming back to your blog

If you care to see what I have been working on in addition to this 30 day challenge,  check out http://www.jeremymckay.com/artist.  Please leave a comment.  In the mean while, I do have 30 preloaded images for the 30 day challenge.  So I can easily drop one on the testing blog and get a paypal button and offer another master piece to the fans of my pseudonym.

Do I Need A Personal Website to Sell Art? (8 of 30)

Sell Art with Great Copywriting.

Traffic and comments slow, still not getting any decent results.

1.  It will take more than  week of postings.

2. It will take more than 100 words a day.  You need to raise the bar to 300-500 words a post.

If every piece of art you are offering for sale means something to you, use that meaning in your opening description about the work. Explain you self in the next paragraph.  Explain the emotional content and the feelings you had when beginning the piece.  Talk about the feeling you would have if you had to display this piece to someone who loves you. Finally restate what the work means to you.

Imagine where the piece could fit in to someones personal collection, what type of person do you want to buy your art.  Make your description an open letter to that collector.

Keep practicing, one upload a day until you have 30 pieces fro sale on your blog

Review you writing constantly, ask other for their reviews of your writing and art.

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