I know a few artists that have been more successful than I with selling online. I have shopped around these places and I don't think it was because my work was poor quality or unattractive. I have seen better, and I have seen much worse, so it was hard for me to understand what more I could do to make it work. For now though it just seems silly to continue. I will be closing Aug 9th.
Monday, August 3, 2009
What to do, What to do..... I have decided to end my Artfire shop. I just cannot justify paying fees for basically "showing" my work. Yes people have looked, but no one is interested. I have given it six months and nothing. I tried to remain optimistic that it is the economy, or that it is a new shop (newer than Etsy at least) and does not have the following yet. However I have had up to 200 views on some of my paintings and no nibbles. I did not care for their shipping setup that does not allow you to estimate for international shipping (Etsy has the same issues). There may be many reasons why I was not successful, but I can't afford to keep paying for a membership that is doing nothing.
Posted by Willnnabel at 3:57 AM