Introducing Mugs, Notebooks, and Phone Cases in Artist Shops!

Your Shop just got a little more awesome! Introducing three exciting new products to add to your accessories lineup: mugs, notebooks, and phone cases! We’re super excited about these additions to Artist Shops. They’re super giftable, fun essentials that everyone should have in their daily toolbox. Not to mention, they give you three new ways to rock your own designs wherever you go! Learn all about the brand new products, the styles they come in, and how to add them to your Shop below! .     .     . MugsRead more

Increase Traffic to Your Artist Shop With Your “About Page”

“I love filling out bios on social media!”, said no one ever. Whether you’re filling out 160 characters or less about yourself on Twitter or in the seemingly infinite bio box on Facebook, there’s something about the question “tell us about yourself!” that makes us forget our names and everything about who we are. So when you saw that Artist Shops now has an “About Page” you can fill out, your brain may have pulled an anxious record scratch. IRead more

Sell Art Prints Online

As an artist, selling your art IRL is awesome, but it’s also a double-edged sword. On the one hand, who doesn’t want to see their work featured in a gallery, sold in a brick and mortar store, or killin’ it at an art festival? But on the other hand, these places limit you to 1: whatever area they’re being sold in and 2: to customers who actually decide to walk into the gallery or store. That’s where having an online store comes in! While the internetRead more

How to Use Keywords for Your Online Store

We’ve touched a little on keywords when talking about what SEO is and how to use it to attract more customers. But keywords and their usage is one hefty topic that shouldn’t be limited to a few measly bullet points; there’s a lot that goes into keywords, finding the right ones, and how to use them to get the most out of them. Here’s our guide on how to use keywords for your online store! .     .     . What areRead more

New Year’s Resolution: Start an Accessories Business

With a new year comes new resolutions! And with new resolutions comes…well, new ways of breaking those resolutions. We all do it. But instead of breaking resolutions in 2017, we want to break that trend by helping you achieve your new year’s resolution goals. The second resolution we’re focusing on? How to start your own line of and sell accessories! Have you ever wanted a new pencil case or travel bag, looked at the options, and gone, “man…I could make one so much cooler than that.”Read more

How to Build an Email List

In almost any article you come across about how to build your audience or up your sales (including in ones on this blog), one of the suggestions is always simply, “build an email list.” Which is understandably followed by one question: well how?! Luckily, from the recent Artist Shops update that allows you to see the email addresses of customers who have purchased from your Shop, to hosting a giveaway or contest, there are lots of ways of going about it. Here are a few tipsRead more

New Year’s Resolution: Start a Home Decor Business

With a new year comes new resolutions! And with new resolutions comes…well, new ways of breaking those resolutions. We all do it…after all, setting that “finally start a business” resolution is a great idea that quickly sounds too ambitious to actually tackle. But instead of breaking resolutions in 2017, we want to break that trend by helping you achieve your new year’s resolution goals. And the first resolution we’re focusing on? How to start a home decor business. Starting your own decorating business isn’tRead more

How to Use SEO to Get More Customers

The internet is vast. And putting your designs out there without making sure you’ve got some solid SEO for them is a lot like fishing without bait – it’s gonna be way harder to get a bite. And it’s not much different for blogging – you could have the best content in the world, but if you don’t know how to use SEO to help people and search engines find it? It might as well just sit and gather pixel dust. Around the middle ofRead more

How to Build Your Social Media Audience

We’ve all been there: you write a killer tweet, publish it, sit and wait for those retweets to start pouring in, annnd… nothing happens. Anyone who’s tried building a social following for their online store, their art, for their blog, etc. knows that it’s not as simple as “if you tweet it, they will ‘Like’”. Learning how to build your social media audience and then putting those methods into practice takes work, and definitely takes time. But they say, “the best way to learn is by doing.” So weRead more

How to Prepare for a Gallery Show

From starting your own online business to starting an online shop for your business, Artist Shops provide a fantastic way to sell your art and designs on products online. But Artist Shops don’t just provide an online ‘gallery space’ for your art – you can also use Artist Shops to prepare for a gallery show by ordering and printing your own art (plus, because you get your own products at the base fee, you’re saving money too!) And Artist Shop members have already started doing this. And most recently, we were prettyRead more

More Free Textures For Your Art!

‘Tis the season to be giving! And seeing as our first Textures Pack was such a hit, we wanted to give you a few more to play around with! Our graphics guru Katie created a whole new set of free textures for you to apply to your art. Use them on everything from holiday card designs for your family, to new designs for your Artist Shop, to holiday card designs that you decide to sell on pillows in your Shop! AndRead more

Step Out of Your Creative Comfort Zone

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configured new perspectives and conquers fears.” – Dan Stevens I’ve always been amazed at comedians. Because stepping out of their comfort zone is a job requirement. That awkward puberty phase of a comedy routine where jokes fall flat or totally bomb isn’t optional: you can’t know which jokes work by thinking about them, you have to test them out. Comedian Gad Elmaleh stands outRead more