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Advice? Tutorials for selling online

So I had a friend who said she liked to read up on any tutorials helping artists sell their art online, through auctions, commissions, etc.  Unfortunately, she didn't have any links on hand.  I definitely consider myself an amatuer bussinessperson, so I am really interested in these types of tutorials.  I would love to make myself more professional when it comes to the business side of art.  I am doing some internet searches, but what I am looking for from you are any links you happen to have tucked away that may help me out.  Some of the best things never show up in a Yahoo search!  It's much appreciated by me, and I'm sure will be by others as well!  Please do share!  Thanks!!

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shiftergoddess
Aug. 26th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Celesse has a wonderful tutorial on her site, bottledtalent.com, for freelancing that i have used for years. I found it quite helpful.

http://www.bottledtalent.com/tutorials/freelancingguide.htm
mazz
Aug. 26th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
First off post here asking how much your art is worth. I did that people will tell you how much is fair to charge honestly.

After that be SOCIAL give options for a few free pictures (not first come first serve, but people who aren't free art whores but really LIKE your style).

Put yourself out there. Be active in the community.

Good luck.

grygon
Aug. 26th, 2011 04:31 am (UTC)
This.

I notice a huge difference when I used to post "free art" and get a load of comments and now when I post a "you might not get one cause I am very busy and so I am picky about my free art clients" disclaimer I get very few and the ones I do choose are actually grateful instead of feeling entitled over some minor thing or two. :)
carms_lady
Aug. 26th, 2011 06:56 am (UTC)
All I can say is, don't sell yourself short. Your time is money, and while everyone starts from the bottom rung when it comes to freelancing, it's important that you get as much out of it as your client does. Some of these links apply to graphic design freelancing, but it can be applied to artist freelancing as well. Good luck!

http://justcreativedesign.com/2009/02/26/how-much-to-charge-for-design-work/

http://freelancefolder.com/the-fast-good-and-cheap-pricing-method/

http://www.instigatorblog.com/price-freelance-projects/2007/10/29/
bluefantasyz
Aug. 30th, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)
I can't tell ya'll how much I appreciate this! I'm awful at determining value for things. My dad is a terrible cheapskate and raised me in the same way. I'm the type to buy the store brand for most everything because they are cheaper. So when it comes to pricing my own services, whether it's for goods or for cutting some grass, I'm at a complete loss for what to charge. I will treasure these links forever and will check back for more!

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