Every day I get questions from strangers that I do not answer. I do not avoid answering to be rude. I don't answer in hopes that the person asking will use their curiosity and ask google instead.
1. How do I start to sell art?
(Google "places to sell original art")
2. What paint do you use?
(Google "different types of paint for artists")
3. What camera settings do you use?
(Google "how to photograph art")
4. My mom/brother/sister/husband wants to sell art, what should they do? (Do not google this. If the artist in your life wants to sell their art, THEY need to do the work)
If you are starting out and are totally unsure what to do, set up a plan and try it (see previous posts in this series). Get your plan in action, see how it goes and then ask if you are still unsure. Artists are usually happy to help other artists when they see the artist is putting the effort in FIRST. Think of it like asking a parent for help with homework. They are usually happy to revise your rough draft but if you show up with a blank paper, you will get the look.
Dear artist I really like,
I am new to selling my art and I have set up my art for sale here (include a link to your shop/site/whatever). Do you have any suggestions about how I can make this more effective or better? I am open to any advice. Thank you very much!
New To Selling Art
Whatever the artist says, respond with "thank you!" even if you don't like what they say at first or feel discouraged. The value of their advice might not be evident to you at first if you have an emotional reaction to the suggestion of "add more tags" or "use better photography." Build it first, and the answers will come.