I believe that every designer , graphics or illustration , painter or draftsman needs to spread their work . Everyone has a desire to get acknowledged and be praised. For an Artist when someone appreciates your work by deciding to purchase it , in my opinion , is another praise well received.
Knowing that someone owns your artwork , taking some special place in someones home or life is just such a wonderful happy thought for me . Knowing that someone purchased your artwork to gift someone is another big big praise of your work . I love it when i receive another sale mail in my mailbox . Everyone wants some extra income , but for me it is a little note of love that someone liked your work so much to share it with someone special in their lives OR to use it as part of their life.
There are many websites out there through which you can take baby steps towards the tower of licensing your art to big companies for bigger projects.
There are also many website providing printing services which you can also avail to get a great deal on if deciding to have your items printed and sell a physical item .
i get asked often that how can i further branch out and start selling my work , So i thought i will share with you some website from where you can start.
Here are few of them
Lovely website and lovely collection of Artistic cards , Card Gnome just recently started and after their successful launch said goodbye to many artists as well in order to keep quality work online . A nice start to sell your designs.
I love the diversity of product options you have here , you can even have multiple stores which link up to one account making it easy to start a store selling a specific line of products , and creating and selling more products using the same images through another store linked to the same account , pretty neat ! For me i started with Printmeaparty and then Asmaamurad , and very quickly became a pro seller!.
I did make an account here , site looks friendly and very similar to zazzle but didnt continue posting my work there. Here as well you can create products and sell.
A very creative community of artist including but not limited to craft of every kind , sewing , knitting , art , art prints you name it !
Another one of my favourite venture , Etsy is a pretty nice site to sell your physical as well as digital products . For me my illustration and graphics store has been well taken and doing very good.
Another site similar to Etsy and Artfire , you will find product of every kind , you can choose to sell digital or physical products , this one is better than Etsy or Artfire as the Digital file delivery is automated .
Still needs some exploration from my side , as of actually using it for selling but the site looks promissing if you are interested in selling your artwork on cards and expression line.
Do you know or use any of the above mentioned services? if yes how are your returns and expectations?