Let me guess — was one of your New Year’s resolutions to open up a shop on Etsy? Have you been promising yourself that this is the year you’d finally look into how to make your paintings or photographs, jewelry or knitted goods, available for sale on the internet? How long have you been thinking that you really want to sell online, but you just weren’t sure where to start, and you found yourself confused by all of the options?
Bay Area artists and crafters, I’ve put together a workshop just for you — Introduction to Selling Your Artwork Online, Saturday March 19, 2011 from noon to 3:30 at the Pinole Art Center, 2221 Pear St., Pinole. The cost is $60. I’ll give a thorough explanation of the many different options to market and sell artwork and crafts on the internet. You’ll learn the pros and cons of having your own website, selling through print-on-demand websites, selling your handmade work on Etsy or Artfire, using blogs and other social marketing tools, and much more.
I’ll have my laptop, and there’s wifi at the Art Center, so we will get online and look at all of the sites. If you have a smartphone or laptop, bring it along, but it’s not required. We’ll discuss what has been preventing you from beginning to sell online, what kinds of skills you need, how to keep yourself motivated, and more.
The information will save you much time in doing the research on your own, and will save you from wasting more time and money on the wrong kind of venue for your situation. Space is limited and pre-registration for the workshop is required. If you have any questions or want to pre-register, just email me at heidirand[at]gmail.com
If you’re not in the Bay Area, I’m writing an ebook on the subject — let me know if you want to be notified when it’s ready.