But, as some of you lready know, it’s about exposure. The more places your work can be seen, the more places people have opportunity to find you. Okay, I can dig that.
Yesterday I saw a post in one of my LinkedIn groups about a fairly new online site for artists to sell their work, called Three Sisters Marketplace. Two things caught my attention about this place:
A, there is only a commission on sold items, and if an artist sells nothing, then they pay nothing. The commission rate is pretty decent: 15%. I could do a lot worse with a local gift shop, where not only would I pay a higher commission, but I’d also be subject to theft.
B, the shops are juried. That means the artist must pass a certain set of standards before they can have their shop accepted. (Their site doesn’t say what the standards are, but as I looked through the other shops, I could tell that halfway decent photography was one of the standards). I spent about an hour or so last night getting my jury examples together, and was pleased this morning to see that I’d been accepted.
Some irony here:
Last night, as I’m setting up these listings and thinking to myself, “why are you doing this, when you’ve been paying for an empty Artfire shop for three months?” Good way to guilt myself, but maybe it’s the kick in the butt I need to take the time and get Artfire set up.