Fine Art America is one of the best print on demand website deals artists and photographers can get for $30 a year. The annual $30 get us our “own” customizable website which has limited but sufficient customization features to set up a professional online artist presence for our art and photography. More importantly FAA provides the artist with many marketing tools like easy to assemble newsletter, social media sharing tools, shopping cart for our Facebook page, coupon codes, promotions … the community of artists is great. The website allows one to write an Art Blog and add events to share with our online social network communities. It has a clear format and the options to buy art prints, canvases, and greeting cards are very intuitive and easy to navigate for potential art collectors and buyers. The website appears very professional as many customers, friends and art collectors stated in the past.
For the artist, the artistwebsites is very simple to use. Basically one needs to upload new artwork, assign prices and start marketing and selling artwork. FAA takes care of printing, framing, matting and shipping for each sale which frees up lots of time that can be used to create more art and photography. Fine Art America provides all tools needed for a successful online art business but does not market the artists' work individually. It is solely the artists' responsibility to market their artwork and drive traffic to their site which is very crucial for the success of online selling. Besides my nature photography blog I use social media networks like twitter (@natuerfineart), Facebook, Linkedin, and Stumbleupon to drive traffic to my Artists Website.
Long story short: If you are trying to sell art online and don't have a professional looking webpage for your artwork and photography you should consider a web presence for artists powered by Fine Art America ... it's a Win Win ... sign up for the Free Trial.
In choosing a domain name, I always make it a point to make website design synchronized with it. In this, viewers will find it a lot easier to look at.ReplyDelete
I like your point of view. You have a point right there. Looks like you have good SEO. I once read SEO topics in classifieds manila but I can't fully comprehend it.Delete
Thanks for commenting on my photography blog post "Web Presence for Artists and Photographers" ... glad you enjoyed the read!ReplyDelete
Hi Juergen! Being a big fan of photography and art in general, I've learned to carry over my interests and appreciation of aesthetics in doing web design. I've visited Fine Art America and have seen their alluring designs. I've known a seo australia company I've worked with whose interests are the same. Suffice to say, we've jived well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting Finn. It's very important for photographers and artists to have a professional looking website presence. Fine Art America provides a cost effective choice for my photography artwork and business. I am still running my main website at Juergen Roth Photography but thinking a lot about SEO and how to improve my web presence. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, JuergenReplyDelete
If a website is not user friendly I easily lost interest in it. No one wants to navigate a website that is complicated because it will just spend too much of their time.ReplyDelete
FAA may not for everybody and is not perfect for everyone ... it sure worked out for me though. It's the best deal out on the internet to get one started with a professional artist website. Add a few more bucks to get your own domain name and you are in the art market business within a day. In my opinion it is very simple to navigate, as an artist and more important to buy art. The customer exactly sees what he/she purchases when putting it all together and selecting the various options. There are plenty of choices to pick from: canvas, metal, acrylic or standard prints, framed, matted or print only, and last greeting cards. It a no hassle for artists, beginner or advanced, because one does not shell out plenty 1000 of dollars to set up a custom designed website or build up inventory. For collectors, art buyer, art consultants, interior designers and decorators it's a one stop destination with a 100% money back guarantee. Happy Monday, JuergenReplyDelete
I can see that the designers have confidence on their work. The trial version proves that. Having a free trial period means that they are assure that the client will continue on the subscription.ReplyDelete
Thanks for making this good point in regards to my photography blog post for web presence for artists powered by Fine Art America. Once you get the free trial and you start playing around with it you will quickly recognize how easy it is to set up a full shop for your art. It may take a day or 2 but in the end you are ready in no time to sell your work. I recommend skipping the free account and spend the the $30 per year ... spend another 30 bucks on your own web domain and you have a professional web presence that you can start marketing. I purchased Roth Galleries. Keep in mind that marketing is solely the responsibility of the artists and Fine Art America only supports that in form of awesome tools they provide. I partnered with them and never looked back ... worked out great for me so far and I consider it the best $30 I have spend each year. Happy Friday Milly, JuergenReplyDelete
Good post, Juergen -- you included lots of important info for FAA newbies! :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Wendy. I think it's not just for newbies to Fine Art America. In general Fine Art America is for any artist from painter to digital artist or photographer because it so easy to set up and start selling. The platform and tools are great to get you started and for the art client, decorator or collector it's easy to look up great work and see what one actually buys ... Happy 1st day of spring! JuergenReplyDelete
Your blog is simply great and helpful as well! Looking forward for more blogs like this.....ReplyDelete
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Thanks Waqas ~ glad you enjoyed your visit and like my photography art! My best, JuergenReplyDelete
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Thanks David ~ glad you like my photo blog and post about web presence on Fine Art America. It's still a good deal on the web for what one gets ~ driving traffic to it and finding customers and clients remains the artist's own job but very many useful tool are provided for the photographer, painter, digital artists and all other artists. Happy weekend, JuergenReplyDelete