Surprisingly, I am having a decent 30 days. For me its great. 7 prints in 30 days. I dont count the masks and etc. Is it serendipity? Is it a coincidence? I finally exceeding 2000 images and I'm doing much better. Or, maybe its just " luck of the draw"I don't even know where or how they are finding me..
Pretty good. 30+ sales, 4-5 good ones, prints and a shower curtain and then the balance tee shirts, phone cases and of course, masks, overall number one seller. By the way, today or tomorrow, will cross over the 8,000 images mark.....
Much better month this month pay period than last month's pay period. We are finding that our Murphy Art Center gallery is also doing very well the past few months and especially these past couple weeks on art sales, including prints and framed artworks of ours! We are truly blessed!
Celebrating life, Debra and Dave
I hate to say it but the COVID months have been incredible for me. 3 of my last four pay periods have been all time new highs here on FAA. Same thing with a few of my other stores, especially eBay. Not records but year to date sales are way up over same period last year.
People are buying. When I seen the trend the first month of house arrest I used the time to upload new images and step up the advertising here and eBay. That seems to have paid off very well.
Val, sorry to hear it has not been a good year for you. I would think that you would do a hundred sales a month just out of your Just Because Collection. Those are so cool!! I hope things turn around for you!
the summer is slow like usual. last month wasn't too bad i did best apr - july. i thought people would be home in the summer, but no. masks sold well then not at all. though i do get one now and then. right now its school shopping or whatever equals that now. hoping the sales will pick up, especially at christmas when people may not want to go to the malls.
I have to say, contrary to what I was expecting due to the virus and normally slower summer months, sales have been excellent. I think people who are now forced to spend more time at home (and work from home) are very likely spending more money on their home decor.
Thank you! One hundred sales a month would be nice right about now. Who knows - that collection is new and like they say you never know what people want! LOL In any case I am having a lot of fun with it.
Thank you too! How's the cooking going?
Jon - Haven't had a sale since May.
If you need 2000 images and a million views I have a way to go!
Val, you dont need to have thousands of images, marketing is more important I think. I have just a bit more than 500 paintings uploaded and doing good with them. Since pandemic started, it is like a small Christmas each month compared to last year. April was best with 70 sales, second is August with 64, now is getting a bit slower, I think because maybe they focus on shopping for school. Commissions are going well also and original sales, my main concern was that whith the extra long shipping time from Portugal to overseas it will slow down, but people learned to be more patient I think.
The month I'm being paid for today has been slightly above average, and next month (assuming no returns) will also be slightly above average. If the next two months are even a little below average, unless they are catastrophically bad, I'll exceed my best year ever on FAA. Just hope it continues.
Rich, Thank you! There is a bit of good news though, my five sales since joining FAA will pay my yearly subscription up to the end of 2021, so in my own small way, I'm still laughing all the way to the bank :-)
Thank you! I think you are right. You can see by the number of visitors I get that I am not very good at marketing and advertising. I am too sporadic at it - That's why I don't complain. I know I need to do more. So far I have sold enough to keep me from quitting and to me that is a good thing!
Still waiting for my first sale here and looking forward to the day it happens! I'm still new here and realize I need to upload a lot more work. I'll continue plugging away at it and feel encouraged reading about all your success in this thread. Best of luck to all of you!
Oddly, I'm seeing a sharp spike over the last 90 days here on FAA. To clarify, I don't market this site (POD) at all, it just runs in the background. I only market $$$ my own site. No complaints :) though, I'll take the successes.
i had just one sale so far this year and i do both painting and photography sometimes i doubt myself and question the quality of my work when i hear arists selling more in one mouth then all what i have sold since i joined FAA in 2007
really happy for all my fellow artists who have a great success selling their artworks and their hardwork paid off in this though times
I've been holding steady and really pleased - have actually had a steady increase in sales since April. Originals and Customs have picked up too.
Of course I was surprised, but people are stuck home staring at their walls - and certainly need a little pick-me- up.
Your work is outstanding so there is no surprise there , glad to hear you are please.
Val and Philip - I am surprised, and disappointed to hear that for you both. Certainly quality is not the issue .
I sincerely hope that changes for you both.
Since virtually All of my income, for the last 45 years, came from selling my art at Face to Face venues.
And in recent years, I reduced those venues, only to the Fall,....
(playing around with POD possibilities the rest of the year.
Since in my case, those POD possibilities never turned into POD probabilities....and seems, instead, to be going toward POD impossibility...)
So,I've had to rely on the face to face income, I regularly get, starting in September .
But this year, it's ZERO and will remain ZERO for the rest of the year....Blame it on Covid 19.
So, I must be satisfied with the uptick in online originals sales, I've been experiencing, this month
And, therefor, I must keep it up, pushing sales of originals, right up to Christmas.
Well then, though, THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL
In order to make a go of it, this 85 year old coot, must face the future.
And maybe, my income can eventually only come from what I do sitting in front of this computer
And with whatever artistic skills I have left, concentrate on work specially for POD....and Stop Playing Around
Also, of course, I must work on finding a way to successfully market that work.
So, that NEXT September....I can write.."POD sales have been much better this month than those Great sales I had in August,.....And . furthermore, I expect that October sales will be better than this."
I MUST REMAIN POSITIVE
Otherwise, what am I to do......Sit in the rocking chair and grumble?
Not really. I have had lots of encouragement by people wanting my art. I think I need to improve my skill and attitude. The good news is that my job is opening back up and I'm going on Monday.
I love painting. I do sell originals, but the work it must take to be a qualified photographer of one's art, the professionalizing of the image and the marketing are fun, but hours on the computer make me fat.
So then I have to hike. Before the fires started in my state, I had ten straight days of hiking so I considered that a good part of the month.
Lisa, your funny. Thank you. Imust say that there was a definite dry spell around April and may for me. I had a dry spell last year also. I guess you have to just grin and bear it during the slow months and not get frustrated or discouraged.
RC just keep plugging away and adding more. Your work is outstanding
Yes, nearly ten years of work creating and marketing is paying off. Looking forward to a great holiday season as people turn to online products for gifts. Haven't seen any Christmas card box sales yet.
Arro - giving away your work is not a sustainable business strategy. Pricing appropriately and then working to get the word out is a better plan.
If you are not selling this may be because you are putting very little effort in marketing. The problem is not only to advertise one's work, but also advertise to the right public.
I don't advertise and I don't necessarily know how to do it. I have a full time job that pays my bills, including FAA's yearly fee, and the free time I have I use to create the art that doesn't sell. But I think FAA does a great job with the site and managing things so we only have to worry about uploading, tagging, and advertising.
this should be changed to an advice for sales thread..exposing our sales per month Abbie...
Like I said earlier, everyone posting here has great work. Some have stated that they dont market. I would tend to think this is true. But, how do you explain images purchased that were not tweeting or pinterest or sent out thru other SM?
I would love to know how people found an image..what sort of search did they do..