It is an exciting time for artists. The internet has changed the way people shop. It does not matter if you would like to sell art part-time or full-time, the internet has made it possible. Businesses are aware of the changes the internet has made, and third-party sites are popping up on a regular basis that will allow you to sell art online free.
Sell Art Online Free – 7 Popular Third-Party Sites for Artists
We all know that nothing is free. There will always be a cost. The good news is many businesses are available to help artists sell art online without any upfront costs.
Some sites will allow you to showcase and sell original art without a membership fee. POD sites (print on demand) allow you to sell prints of your work without you needing to spend money in advance on inventory.
For most of these websites, you will only pay a commission if someone purchases an item. Become familiar with the website’s Terms & Conditions, Seller Terms and FAQ. You will notice that most sites are very similar, but it is always a good idea to research them so you can decide what will be best for you.
7 Popular Third-Party Sites
I am going to provide you with a list of some very popular third-party websites. There are much more available, but this list will help you learn what is available.
Etsy– was started in 2005 and now has over 27 million active buyers. Etsy allows you to build a store for free where people can see and purchase your art. There are listing fees and a fee for when an item is sold.
Absolutearts.com– is a juried site and offers a free artist website to showcase, promote, market and sell art. They also provide a Mid-Level Site and a Premiere Website.
Abstract Art Gallery– makes it easy to sell original art. Upload and promote your art. After someone purchases your art, ship the artwork to the buyer and you will receive 80% of the selling price.
ArtPal– is a POD site that allows you to showcase your artwork with no membership fees. There is a 5% commission on all final sales. They take the order. Print your artwork and ship it to the buyer.
Daily Painters– was founded by Micah Condon in 2006 and is the first juried gallery of daily painting artists. Daily Painters provides a link to the artist’s website or blog where the artwork can be purchased.
Fine Art America– Is a POD website similar to Artpal. They will print and ship the prints directly to your buyer. You have control of how much you will make per sale. They also provide free marketing and promotional help.
ImageKind– Is a POD website. Memberships start from free and go up to $95 per year. You have control of how much you make per sale.
There are many ways that you can start selling art online. You can have a website built for you, or build one yourself. Third-Party websites give you an opportunity to learn how to market your work and generate revenue before you spend a lot of money building an art gallery.
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