Now that my 3 month show is done at Melt, I have my paintings back at home. In their absence, I realized that I wanted/needed to change my images in my online shop. I for some reason really liked how my stuff looks on our yellow desk chair in our backyard. I had a break in my schedule and before it began to superstorm, I was able to take a few minutes to snap these new shots of my pieces that are for sale.
As with everything else on the social media internet, I have no idea what the best place is to try and sell my work. My hosting site provides me with a basic store, but I don't know if that will ever get any sales. There are paid sites like BigCartel, but I don't know if it is worth the effort and time. I used to have my stuff for sale on my website, Etsy, Red Bubble, and Society6, but it was hard to keep up consistency on all the sites and then get no sales and barely any views. On the other hand, many of these hosting sites try and provide you with everything that you need like a store and a blog, but they may not be the best at getting you exposure. But I do kind of like the idea that everything is in one place. No one has to go off my site to see my work, read my blog, or buy my paintings. But, I've never sold online yet so I have yet to figure out the right strategy for that.
I'd be interested in hearing if anyone else has had similar experiences. Comment below!
Ben J Hutchison
I am an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.