JR is very artistic . He placed a sketch and also a painting on Ebay and neither sold.
I was surprised since his work is better then some I have seen in stores.
He has sold to a few friends and a small art gallery but again I was shocked that someone didn't snatch up his cool painting of Mickey Mantle on Ebay !
"Why are my paintings not selling ?"
It could be people just are not looking for the particular item , bad listing or it could be people are afraid of you !
"Afraid of me ,Bad listing?"
Technically your not a new artist since you have had exposure .You are a upcoming artist trying to climb the ladder to success.
People fear new things . I fear my car running out of gas in a blizzard and being stuck on a highway for two days so I avoid going out when there is a ton of snow .
"First off you need a air space! "
You can start one on Myspace , or start a blog and talk about your work on Blogger !
Once you have that cool URL you can add it to your signature in emails ,add it to your message board signatures and have your friends do the same !
Join a few buddy groups where there are other artists.
Its always a blast to have friends who have the same thing in common and your gaining exposure to !
"How do I make that sell on Ebay?"
A image must be of great Quality :
I mean really , your trying to sell art you have to capture the beauty of your image or people will just pass you by!
Black and white photos or blurry shots that your child took for you so you can be in the picture are not going to work!
Describe your image in as few words as possible:
I know theres one thing I really cant stand is to view a item and have to go through multicolored extra large words and read for two hours before it gets to the point !
Never LIE :
If your item has a flaw then tell them about it !
If you tell them your teething baby chewed on the corner and they really want the image they will buy it !
Start your listings at a reasonable price:
Now , I know your worth a million but really when your starting off list them low , If you have 20.00 in the material then list it at 30.00.
"Are you crazy lady?"
No , really people will come more to buying your product at a reasonable price, after you have gained exposure then your work will be worth more so eventually you will make up for the loss .
ts really no different then your collection of baseball cards.
Keep your shipping reasonable :
People will pass you by if you have a buy it now for 10.00 and a shipping charge of 50.00 .
Ship in a timely manner :
Theres nothing more annoying then buying a item and waiting a month for it to arrive.Thats grounds for bad feedback and the customer will never come back !
Now go get busy start a blog and give me the link so I can show off your beautiful work !
Anyone in cyber space have ideas on ways JR can get his Art to sell ?