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

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

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 Build a T-Shirt Business: Week 2

Building a T-Shirt Business Week 2 Artist Shops is a platform associated with creatives, designers and artists, but it can be used for anything. What I’ll be attempting in this series is to build a t-shirt business from scratch within the limitations of 30 minutes a day. Expect a lot of hacks, automation, and stealing to get this done. Missed Week One? Catch up here. Day Six Design Currently I’m using Affinity Designer when designing, but Photoshop has a great tool to manipulate text so I’m using that. ThereRead more

Case Study: How to Market Your Comic Book

Unless we’re talking about the Batman, Superman, or Green Lantern logo, the idea of having apparel for a comic book or graphic novel – especially up-and-comers and indies that are just finding their audience – might not seem worth the time. But there are some unexpected ways that having an apparel shop can hugely benefit comic book creators and artists online as well as offline. Here are a few clever ways that will show you how to market your comic book with anRead more

Offer Free Shipping to Your Customers!

You can now offer free shipping to your customers when they order from your Artist Shop! We’ve all had that moment; you’re shopping online, you’ve got a full cart, and you’re looking at the price wondering, “to buy? Or not to buy? That is the question…” Then the online store hits you with the sweet, sweet salvation of a “free shipping” offer and boom: your purchase is officially justified enough to hit the “complete my purchase” button. It’s a nice surprise for customers, andRead more

Are You Underselling Your Art?

When I first found out that drink and draws existed, my mind was blown. But drink and draws haven’t just saved me from the FOMO that introverted nights staying in and drawing caused me – they’ve also taught me not to undervalue my own work. At one particular drink and draw, there was a board where artists could pin their work on to sell. I decided to go for it. I slapped a $5 sticker on my drawing, pinned it up, and mentally prepared myself forRead more

How to Build a T-Shirt Business: Week 1

Building a T-Shirt Business Artist Shops is a platform associated with creatives, designers and artists, but it can be used for anything. What I’ll be attempting in this series is to create a new t-shirt business from scratch within the limitations of 30 minutes a day. Expect a lot of hacks, automation and stealing to get this done. Want to read the other parts? Week Two Day One Brand Focus I’ve decided to focus on martial arts as a theme. I’ve trained inRead more

Don’t Let Perfectionism Hold You Back

“Nobody’s perfect” is one of the first things to get drilled into our heads as kids. And yet, we all know at least one ultra-perfectionist (even if it’s ourselves). Perfectionism is often viewed as a strength, something that makes you a better worker. And it can be. But perfectionism is kind of like a drug; in small doses, it helps you just enough to make your work better. But too much perfectionism and we overdose, so caught up in the edits and adjustmentsRead more

Introducing Artist Shops 1.5, Now With Wall Art!

Been wanting to print your Artist Shop designs on 100% cotton paper as well as 100% cotton tees? Now you can! Announcing Artist Shops 1.5, now with Wall Art! We’re as excited about this new Artist Shops feature as Apple was about the iPhone 7. Now you can put designs that already live in your shop (as well as any new designs) on art prints, framed art prints, or stretched canvases in a slew of sizes that would make for a cohesive gallery wall. How do I set up wallRead more