While the studio stockpile is being tidied and the bear is galloomping around the studio, let's chat for a second about online art sales and best practices. Artists, feel free to listen in! Collectors, thank you for letting me bend your ear for a moment.
Online galleries are wonderful places to be introduced to new collectors and to be tantalized by art from around the world. But they also charge artists a percentage of each painting sold - less than a brick and mortar gallery, for sure, but still a sizable chunk. Then Square or PayPal grab a slice of the pie. It gets whittled away pretty fast.
When collectors purchase directly from the artist (like on my website here, or in person), there is no commission paid to anyone - just Square or PayPal fees. The artist gets to keep most everything! So, for me personally, this means two things:
1. I love it when people buy from my website! It is a huge help.
2. There is more flexibility in prices on my website. This lets me work with your budget and help you get what you want for less cha-ching.
So, to encourage you to take a few minutes exploring my gallery, here is a coupon for 25% off anything on my site. It is sort of like I am paying YOU the commission instead of a middle-person. Let's be rebels together! Enter REBEL25 at checkout - good until 1/21/19.
Thanks for listening. Now go out there and cause a little trouble. :)
Lola (Jen) Jovan and her imaJENation