1. Presentation Present your art in the most professional way possible. Ideally, showcase your art in a gallery, an online gallery if you want to sell your art online. You could create your own online gallery.
2. Traffic, traffic, traffic! Even if you have the most beautiful paintings in the world in your gallery, you will have little success selling your work without people know where you are. Market your art through free ads, paid ads if you like, pay-per-click ads, websites, blogs, forums and articles.
Write "how to" articles about art. This is a great way to generate traffic to your site. At the end of your article say something like: "Want to see my art? Click on" (your name)
Art "below in my resource box." Let the "(your name) Art" be a hyperlink to your art gallery. Also, have business cards made up and distribute them in as many ways possible. Be as creative as you want in marketing your art. Just use common sense and be wise not to do anything evil.
I must mention eBay.com. EBay gets lots of traffic, but you are probably going to have to lower your prices to compete with other works like your own. Clients looking for great bargains go to eBay.com. Make sure you put a price reserve on your work.
You do not want to sell your work for ten cents. Remember, eBay.com is an auction site. Also, you will probably have to have a well known established artist to sell your work there for large amounts of money. But, if you are willing to sell your work at low competitive prices then check it out. Adlandpro.com offers you free advertizing for your art.
3. Critiques If you're way too sensitive and thinned skinned, get over it. Criticism is one of your best money-making friends. Why? Because you want to find out what people like and do not like about your art so you can fix it and make your art more salable. Go out of your way to get criticism of your art by asking friends, strangers (safe strangers!), Forum groups, art teachers, art professors and even art appraisers if you want to spend the money for their opinions. Even Leonardo da Vinci asked for criticism concerning his painting of the "The Last Supper."
4. Improvement Creating your work should be a constant learning
Process, ever improving because the more knowledge you have of the laws and rules of art the better your skills, hence greater financial return on your art. So what is needed to improve your artistic eye and skills. Look at great paintings and try to see why their art is so good. Take an art class. Read "how to" books and articles. Grow in your knowledge of what makes great art.
5. Pricing your art – Too High, Too Low? Check out your competition, paintings similar to your own work. What are their art prices? Get opinions from people about your art pricing. Remember, be thick-skinned, for they are only helping you decide on the correct pricing for your art. Test your pricing. If it sells too quickly (how wonderful!), Sometimes you could raise the price. If it is not selling, then your pricing is probably too high. Test, test, test. Consider having prints made of your originals because it would give you a whole new extra pricing market. Some people would rather pay for a print than to pay more for an original work. Enjoy your divine gift, the unique ability to express yourself through art.
If you would like to see how I used an online art gallery for my art, click "Philip's Art Galleries" below.
And here's a secret I discovered to having great success in art or in any endeavor you undertake. Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and trust in His grace (His willingness to release His power and ability in your life) to prosper you and give you success. Click on "Receive Life" below if you have never received Him as your Lord and Savior.