Wednesday, January 7, 2009
My first foray into marketing art - ARTFIRE
I have given away a lot of my art work either as cards,gifts, simply to create space for something else or because someone really loved my work and wanted it... but this is the first time I have decided to put a price to my work.
To say that I have the jitters, is an understatement.. what if no one liked it? what if the price is too high or low? what do I know about shipping? I know the shipping amount etc I put in Artfire is dumb..but I thought in case someone likes my work and gets in touch, then I would find out the actual price. But right now, without a buyer, and the whole wide world in front with potential buyers (I am being very optimistic), how can I fix a country or a certain shipping price????. Also, there are no people from India, in Artfire that I could find...
So what do I do??
Anyway, I just signed up for free and decided that I will take a month before deciding whether to sign up for life..
I saw that Nicole at Beadwright was raving about Artfire..and hence I decided to try it out ..
Oh .. I named my online 'shop' SWAPAS which means 'artistic'.. the actual spelling given was 'Svapas' but I substituted a 'w' for 'v'. It resembles my name..artistic license of course!
Wish me luck friends...