When you first start selling your designs, online marketplaces can seem like the perfect place to start. After all, sites like Society6 and RedBubble can help grow your audience and make your designs super discoverable, right? But when you take a closer look, it’s far too easy to get lost in the ever-growing crowd on marketplace sites, your customers aren’t yours so much as they are the marketplace’s, and typically? That marketplace host is getting a better chunk of your profits than you are. C’est La harsh realityRead more
Posts filed in: How to Start an Artist Shop
Want to sell your art on apparel and homegoods without all the hassle? Artist Shops has got you covered! Artist Shops lets you to start and maintain your very own online shop, cost-free! Setup and customization are made easy, and the best part? We take care of all of the manufacturing and shipping, leaving you more time to do what you love. Whether you’re using your Artist Shop to make shirts for a family reunion, to support a charity, or to support your art, Artist Shops aren’t just for artists.
No Artist Shop? No problem! We’ll show you how to start an Artist Shop through step-by-step tutorials, get you inspired with Artist Shop case studies, and help you market your products. And as we grow the Artist Shop platform, we’ll keep you updated with any new developments, features, and ways to use your Shop.
The wait to start selling your art is over: start an Artist Shop today!
How to Build a T-Shirt Business: Week 3
Building a T-Shirt Business: Week 3 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. Read the rest of the series here: Week One & Week Two Day Eleven Social Promotion It’s time to get a couple social media accounts created. I’m going toRead more
How to Sell T-Shirts For Charity
Remember when your college wardrobe consisted mainly of tees that clubs and causes were always selling on campus? Well those booths had the right idea! Whether people buy tees because they’re passionate about a cause or they just like the design, choosing to sell t-shirts for charity is a great way to raise money and awareness for your cause in a way that reaches a worldwide audience. We’ve seen more and more causes and charities open Artist Shops lately. Since we take care of the manufacturing and order fulfillment, charities and organizationsRead more
5 Ways to Make More Money in March
SO: you’ve got new mugs, notebooks, & phone cases in your Shop, you’ve got your “About” Page all filled out, and your Shop’s looking good. It’s a perfect time to run some promotions and make more money! Between spring break season and the weather warming up in many parts of the world, March is the perfect time for some promos. And we’ve got a little extra incentive for you: every week in March, we’ll be challenging you to promote a different, specific product each week. If you sellRead more
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. Look for the other parts? Want to read the other parts? Week One & Week Three Day Six Design Currently I’m using Affinity Designer when designing, but Photoshop has a great tool toRead more
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