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Ditto so many of the thoughts above, especially the thanks to others.
But also . . . the importance of good, relevant, extensive key words and descriptions.
I sincerely believe that the vast majority of my sales comes from searches, especially internal searches (but I don't "do" Google Analytics so can't speak to that), and I learned early on that doing it as right as I can when I upload was the way to go (for me, at least).
So let me rephrase ... "there are lots of way to skin a catfish!"
From a brief google though: (We all know Google gets it right)
"There’s more than one way to skin a cat means there are many ways to do something, there are many ways to achieve a goal. The oldest known use of the phrase dates back to 1854, in the work ’Way down East; or, Portraitures of Yankee Life by Seba Smith. However, there’s more than one way to skin a cat has its roots in older, similar phrases such as there are more ways to kill a cat than choking it with cream, found in the 1830s. It seems that originally the animal in question was a dog, as a seventeenth-century proverb is there are more ways to kill a dog than hanging."
So... perhaps we've all learned something new (and of the utmost importance) today!
I've learned that there is a chasm between self-labelled artists and customers. When I look at actual sales and then look at discussion topics and what people think they need to be doing, I realize just how differently they can judge the same image.
That's a good question MG, I learned that a great amount of care should be taken when uploading images and making sure of key words,quality,description and collections and the purpose of uploading the image.
OK, I've learned lots of great tips here on the forum. I can't think of a specific one right now though.
One thing that I've learned is that some of the people who have irritated or tried my patience the most here are actually very interesting people and a lot of fun, and I miss them when they're not around if they're taking a break. Or they get banned. Whichever comes first. :-) Anyway, I think I've learned to walk away sometimes and not type a reply in the heat of the moment.
Very true, Lisa. A personality, or maybe a lifestyle.
M G, like many art forums, this one gives artist a sounding board to exchange ideas.
So many people identify themselves as artist and this l find curious and intriguing.
Not all artist just like other people aren't necessarily social and the forum gives people an opportunity to mix a little more than they possibly would do otherwise.
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