Hello nobody (yet)
I’ve had a web gallery forever. Multiple of them. They somehow never seem to survive. Or get traffic (I suck at self promotion, you’re welcome).
Making art into a product to sell is HARD, not to mention ..dangerous in a way. Are you making impactful things to sell, or selling impactful things? I think you can do both but it’s a daily tightrope. Thankfully it’s not my primary source of income (or any income really) so I’m doing it more because I like making things and people might want to buy them. That’s my ulterior motive.
I’ve tried hosting/creating my own site and store, I’ve tried outsourcing, and I’m back to hosting it myself. It’s not because I think I can do it better than pros, I’m just cheap and I finally found a site design I’m in love with. It’s a little more work to create and maintain but the sheer flexibility means I can sell stuff without much overhead. I have 3 milestones for a successful launch:
- A functioning, beautiful site to display my work (nailed it).
- Branding, identity, and social media integration (in progress).
- A store to start selling products from (also in progress).
I’ve finished the site functions and need to complete uploading my work/projects. Then putting at least 3-4 products in the store, then pushing people to it. Because hey I like money.
Top rated products
- Mammoth - Wall Print $1.00