Selling artwork on line

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  1. Luddly Neddite
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    Does anyone sell their artwork on line? I sell prints of my photographs and my watercolors on Artspan, Fine Ar America, Etsy, Craftsy. I don't sell originals because I can make more money with prints, cards and posters. I also sell through a couple of galleries.

    Does anyone sell their work on line and if so, do you have opinions about which sites are the best for you particular work?

    What do you think?

    Or is there anyone here who wants to sell their work?
     
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    Mrs. H. uses Etsy. Not sure if she's sold anything yet. She does better at the local art fairs and has one retail outlet.
     
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    Does she sell originals or prints ?

    Or, is that the sort of art she does?
     
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    Handmade woven stuff. Little baskets from waxed linen thread. Knit, crochet, weave hats and scarves.
    Beaded bracelets and such. There's a picture in another thread I'll see if I can find it.

    You got the right idea selling prints. For the time and effort put into original works an artist can't make a profit unless it's at a high-end gallery.
     
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    Here's some stuff. She did pretty good at the local holiday art show. But then we visited the "big city" that weekend and the same style of work was selling for three times what she was getting here. But then that was a juried show. It's tough marketing your wares.
     

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    I sell sculpture and jewelry on eBay and to a small degree on Etsy.
     
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    My main selling venue is at conventions. I'm a vendor. I have had some success on EBay, but no sales from Etsy. My wife and I are looking into Fab.com right now.
     
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    Do you use a fixed price approach on eBay or is it a bid thing?
     
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    When I started using it, I used the bid approach only, because that's all I knew. I might start using a fixed price though.
     
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