Last year, Natasha Wescoat published a hard hitting post all about how she made $50,000 last year selling art on Facebook. It’s easily one of the most popular posts on The Abundant Artist ever (thanks Natasha).
Many people asked me for more info on what Natasha was doing. Natasha and I put our heads together to see if we could come up with something that we can put into a class. That class ended up being one of best things that we ever did here at TAA. It was immensely popular. Hundreds of artists have downloaded our Facebook course on how to sell their art on Facebook, and now I’m doing an update to cover all of the new stuff Facebook added in the last year.
I am doing a live webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, August 27 at 6 PM Pacific – so mark your calendar. (yes, there will be a recording)
Ready? Here’s the link to register for the webinar. Click here to register!
Tailored for You
After a year of selling this course and getting feedback, I have a pretty good idea of what does and doesn’t work, and what kind of help you need to succeed. We will be covering:
- How to create a quality business page and why you need to stop using your personal profile.
- How to get people talking about your artwork and interacting on your Facebook page.
- How to find and target the collectors who are after the unique art you create, and how to turn them into buyers.
- How Facebook ads work and how and when you can use them effectively
- What to Offer on Facebook and what types of artwork and sales points have the best sales.
- EdgeRank – the secret behind how Facebook’s activity stream works, and why it matters to you.
Note: You can purchase a recording of the old webinar here.
Cory & Natasha, this may not be the question atop most people’s minds, but I think it is vitally important and would like to know how best to find the clients most likely to purchase the kind of art one produces. How does one narrow it down, as you say, so that one is not spending money on a shotgun approach, but a more refined target. Thanks guys
Natasha has a great website and FB account. I would like to know more about the functionality of the sites such as how Natasha is setting up the actual purchasing of artwork (shopping carts, links, etc). Driving traffic is always paramount so thoughts there are great (which she did cover in her last post). My main interest is the sites themselves. Content, visuals, and how the functionality works are things I am interested in learning.
I’d like to learn more about building the FB site for selling artwork…functionality of shopping carts and/or connectivity to purchasing the art…and recommended ways to package ship artwork (using a third party provider).
@RobertAbriola Thanks for commenting! We probably won’t cover much on this webinar about packaging and shipping, since it’s focused on Facebook – but stay tuned!
Hello Cory, I have a Facebook business page tied to my on line art gallery. The challenge now is where do I start when spending advertising dollars on Facebook? How did she first start out to build up her following? Thanks much.
Cory-Thanks for sending out this email. I could swear you had a similar newsletter the other day. And I so wanted to read it. But it slipped away down the list. But this time I was able to check it out. Very interesting stuff. thanks again.
What I’d like to know:
How do I set up a “separate from my ‘friends’ page”, commercial, FB page for my art business, using an e-mail address that is different than the one I set up my ‘friends’ page with and is there a fee?
Dick Ensing says
count me in, I too have sold paintings an picked up students on facebook
Cory & Natasha:
I started research into setting up a shopping cart page at FB. Your thoughts? Fantastic article, BTW – many thanks!
i post my art on facebook, and took it down thinking that they were going to screen shot it and use it that way but you are saying that you can buy it. how do you receive your payment from face book pay pal