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Lan Kwon

11 Days Ago

How Many Of You Make Enough Money Just By Selling Here?

How many of you make enough money to live on only by selling at this site?

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Robert Kernodle

11 Days Ago

Chances are the people you want to answer this question never participate in this discussion forum.

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

i make money on this site. living on is tough to sell because everyone lives by different means and has different amounts to spend. so by asking that one could live on a small amount. or make lots and still not make enough.

but in order to sell here you need a lot of very good work, and post things that buyers can't just take themselves such as shooting gravel. the photos must be in focus.

fyi, your prices are all over the place, starting rather high, jumping to 600 on one, going down and up on each size. you can't just enter random prices and expect business. you also need more keywords and an avatar if you even want to show up in the search.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

David King

11 Days Ago

I couldn't make it a week on what I sell in a year.

 

Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

This is the only answer that belongs on this thread......

"Chances are the people you want to answer this question never participate in this discussion forum."

 

Carel Schmidlkofer

11 Days Ago

lol

 

David Bridburg

11 Days Ago

The forum has been useful to me in pursuing making a living from art. I bounce ideas here. I also get inspired to do my own sleuthing for ideas.

But I am not making a living from selling my art.....and as I always say..."yet".

Dave

 

JC Findley

11 Days Ago

"Chances are the people you want to answer this question never participate in this discussion forum."

Not exactly true.

I make enough on my FAA sales alone to live on. I know there are people on the forum that make more than me that come in now and again. That said I do not quite make the median household income for the US but I don't live in NYC either so it would be enough by itself if I needed it to be. As a second income though to go along with my day-job it is very nice and does allow my wife to go to work only once in a while.

 

Joseph C Hinson

11 Days Ago

Now that someone has answered your question that they can live off their sales here, I would suggest you tke a look at your portfolio and then take a lot of his portfolio. First thing you should do is add an avatar. You won't be found in the search without it. I'm guessing many of those 25 viewers you have are from us reading this post and then going to your site.

The next thing I would do is search the forums for good threads on marketing and selling your art.

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

11 Days Ago

There's several people who participate in these forums who make enough to live on (not me), but I don't think it's fair to say that the best sellers don't participate in these forums, I've seen several that do.

 

Lan Kwon

11 Days Ago

Thank you very much for your advice.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

@Rose,

It was the Sean that posted that top 50 sellers info. Abbie posted an excerpt of the quote above.

"There are 500,000+ artists on FAA, but only about 250 participate in the discussions. That is a very small subset of the overall artist population. Unfortunately, none of our Top 50 sellers participate here. That's unfortunate because many of the artists who are here in the forums each day are here seeking sales advice, and ideally, you want to seek advice from someone who is selling successfully on a regular basis."

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=4294579

 

Mike Savad

11 Days Ago

could i live on the money i make? yes, but it depends where i would live. where i am now, it wouldn't be easy. but its all i have right now. and it will vary from month to month. its hard to find a general audience, i have specialty work, and if they don't get money, i don't.

but selling your own stuff, that will take years generally. building up a gallery, a style, getting known etc.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 
Doug Swanson

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Doug Swanson

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Jason Fink

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Jason Fink

10 Days Ago

I'd be perfectly fine with what I earn here....if I lived in a Monastery.

 
Mike Savad

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Mike Savad

10 Days Ago

we went through a small town in ohio, and some of those houses were like $6000. i could easily live there... if there was something to do there, and i wanted to be there. where i am the houses start at $500,000 and the average seems to be around $750,000 to a million.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 
Andrea Mazzocchetti

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Andrea Mazzocchetti

10 Days Ago

I live selling my artworks, but on other POD sites too although the biggest earnings are on FAA. But I also live in Spain, where the cost of living is very low and allows me to live quietly with 1000/1300 euros per month

 
Thomas Zimmerman

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Thomas Zimmerman

9 Days Ago

I couldn't live off of what I make here alone.

But, if I put more time into this place as well as my other sales avenues, I have no doubt I could make a "living".

But alas....I love my cows so cows I will have.

 
Lisa Kaiser

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Lisa Kaiser

9 Days Ago

I make money on this site and others and my Gallery Underground. It is very exciting, indeed!!

 
Steve Ball

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Steve Ball

9 Days Ago

A million dollars may be a bit steep for a shower curtain!

 
Mike Savad

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Mike Savad

9 Days Ago

LOL yeah, the people coming here will not buy that. you won't "get lucky" like that.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 
Jeff Folger

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Jeff Folger

9 Days Ago

For two months after being on National tv I made enough in sales to probably live on it but only because I'm almost at retirement age. If I was only living off my art I would want to see almost double that.
My sales numbers look impressive but since I sell "things" as well as framed prints I have to sell more to create any real income coming in.
So I continue to work so that I can pay all my bills.

 
Toby McGuire

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Toby McGuire

9 Days Ago

I make enough selling prints to cover my travel and gear expenses which is great for me. I am constantly trying to grow though.

I don't think I'll ever try to make this my only source of income though.

 
Edward Swearingen

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Edward Swearingen

9 Days Ago

I'm new here, but not to selling photography. Before I entered into a more profitable career, I started selling photography...at 14 years old. I was doing side-line photos for my school yearbook and quickly discovered the jocks would pay for photos of themselves playing. I also found I could sell to musicians. Being mostly in Santa Barbara, it wasn't enough to pay for the cost of living there. My point is, now I'm strictly doing ART photography. I think I'm fairly good, but that doesn't mean I'm doing work that's very popular. I know that some people like my work, but 50,000 people would need to see it, for me to sell very much. If you look at some of the top selling art here, the question you might ask yourself might include how does your work fit into that, or do you really need to find an exclusive niche. That's very hard to do.

 
Peggy Collins

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Peggy Collins

9 Days Ago

Nope! But my income comes solely from my online sales and FAA is becoming a bigger part of that now that I'm working on it more. I have a line of jewelry as well, and I'd say my income is about 50/50 divided between that and art.

Honestly, sometimes I feel like a bit of a stressed-out juggler trying to keep all these balls in the air but I wouldn't have it any other way. I've been self-employed for decades and decided to sell entirely online a couple of years ago...I like being my own boss even though I may drive myself a little too hard.

 
Louis Dallara

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Louis Dallara

8 Days Ago

I live on my income from FAA/Pixels plus SSI.
Waiting for the 25th

 
RD Erickson

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RD Erickson

8 Days Ago

Every year I sell enough to pay my Premium accounts - I have two. This year is no exception. But live on it - no.

I've not been paid yet - but I had two sales in January.

 
Kathleen Sartoris

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Kathleen Sartoris

8 Days Ago

This will be 6 years I have been on FAA and I am just starting to make a few sales.

 

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