Annie Steiner Art Blog
I have heard so many artists say that a website is a waste of time and money, because art does not sell on the Internet. I even know of some artists that have canceled their sites "because they had not sold anything". My experience is the proof that, that way of thinking, is wrong. A website is not only a sales tool, it is above all an online portfolio. It is a place where your customers can follow your new work, and keep in touch with you. I am glad Artid makes our sites so attractive, and that they work hard on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which makes our sites easy to find.
A gallery owner from Boston, who is also an art consultant was recently looking for new material to hang in a health care facility. She found me on the Internet, and ordered many of my prints on paper as well as on canvas. It was a good sale, and the beginning of what I hope will be a satisfying partnership for both of us.
I know that my followers view my site on a regular basis. Sometimes before or after a show they know I have participated in. If they hesitated on the purchase of a certain piece, they go home and view it on my site to remember better how it looked, and sometimes to check its colors on the wall they were planning to hang it on! It helps them to make their decision. So, even if you think you "don't sell anything" through your website, the potential is there. Keep uploading new work, blog, and upload videos!