When I wrote the How to get Quick Wins Online post, it was intended to be a short run down of what I consider one of the easiest ways to get started selling art online. Since I wrote that post, I’ve had a number of people email me with their own suggestions, as well as many more people ask me for other free ways to sell art online.
Here’s my list of freebies. It took me about 30 minutes to put this list together and throw the links in there – I’m sure you can come up with a bunch more on your own!
Leave your own ideas in the comments!
A free website any of these companies:
Create a portfolio page on any of these websites:
- FineArtAmerica.com (see our Ultimate Guide to Print on Demand industry)
- Check out another 50+ options at Artist Marketing Resources here
Things to do with your email:
- See our guide to email marketing for artists.
- show your audience your process
- do sketches of their online pictures like SeriousCreatures does with Instagram
- offer to consult with clients on what kind of art to put in their homes
- Google Plus
- Show your art on the street
- Show your art at a coffee shop, restaurant, or medical office
- Get some free business cards from Vistaprint
- Put on your own solo shows
- Get some “free” business cards from Vistaprint and point people to your free website
- Send press releases to news organizations
- Write about art for a newspaper
- Host a wine and painting party
- Lead a public school project that gets all the kids involved in making art
- Host tours of local public art or street art
- Curate a show of local artists in a free location
- Join your local Chamber of Commerce
- Go to lots of local networking meetings
- Speak at events
- Join trade organizations that your target audience is a part of
- Get all of the local art teachers together for a mastermind group
- Make a t-shirt with your art on it
- Make something more classy than a t-shirt with your art on it
So what else do you have? What other ways have you marketed your art for free? I’ll add some good ones to this list with a link to what you do.