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ianhlnd

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« on: December 29, 2006, 14:57 »
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YIKES!! print?  Yeah, I know this is a microsite forum, but this is anything not relating to micro isn't it?

I have a question for those more experienced than myself.  I've been reading on other pro photo forums that many of the members sell prints on line, particularly fine art type prints.  To my understanding, the host keeps something like 15% of digital download prices with the photog getting 85%.  For prints they do, the photog gets a small commission plus an 85% of the download price.  I hope that makes sense.

In general, there is a hosting fee of about $150 US for a year.  The one that's recommended is "smug....something"

Does anybody here use this type of outlet for print sales?  Results?  As some of you may know I'll be traveling for about 3 years or more, and something like this would be an asset as most of the pictures I take will be fine art or travel related.

Any Ideas?

Ian


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006, 15:25 »
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You must be referring to Smugmug (http://www.smugmug.com). I'm not there but I have heard good things about it.

I have uploaded a few images to Art.com (http://originals.art.com/) and Painting from Photos (http://www.paintingsfromphotos.co.uk/), but I haven't sold anything yet (again, I have just a few images in those sites).

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006, 23:59 »
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YIKES!! print?  Yeah, I know this is a microsite forum, but this is anything not relating to micro isn't it?

I have a question for those more experienced than myself.  I've been reading on other pro photo forums that many of the members sell prints on line, particularly fine art type prints.  To my understanding, the host keeps something like 15% of digital download prices with the photog getting 85%.  For prints they do, the photog gets a small commission plus an 85% of the download price.  I hope that makes sense.

In general, there is a hosting fee of about $150 US for a year.  The one that's recommended is "smug....something"

Does anybody here use this type of outlet for print sales?  Results?  As some of you may know I'll be traveling for about 3 years or more, and something like this would be an asset as most of the pictures I take will be fine art or travel related.

Any Ideas?

Ian


I've never sold any of my prints that are online but have had success selling at craft fairs, flee markets, and stores.  I haven't done any marketing this year because it just wasn't a strong year for prints in general. The internet is great for showcasing your work, which is necessary!  I see that you need a presence both on the net and out in the streets to successfully market your prints. 

Here is on site I use    https://www.hometownartgallery.com
You my even consider having your own website storefront!

Good Luck and Happy New Year


 

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