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Promote yourself, not them
by D. L. Keur, graphic artist, designer, and digital fine artist
TOPIC: Selling Your Art
It always amazes me
how utterly short-sighted people can be. There must be tons of
art venues around the Internet, filled with anywhere from
a handful to thousands of artists all looking to make
their name by selling online. It reminds me of the wannabe
writers who are forever buying books on how to write from Writers
Digest Books, but never really grasping that they are the
consumers. The same is true of the online art
venues. You pay them X amount for space, and they will
sell your work and provide you with gallery space.
Okay. Good. But what are you really doing to
promote yourself? Just depending on them? They are
NOT there to do you any favors. Really. They are there to
do themselves a favor -- make money. If you make them
money, great. But they aren't going out of their way
to promote little ol' you. What you have to do is to
turn the tables for yourself. You use their services, but
you promote you, not them. Got it? Good.
Okay. Get busy, now.
Originally posted by DLKeur on her art blog on Published on:
June 11, 2007 at 2:23 pm.
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