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Ryan Hoel

13 Days Ago

New Member/discount

Hello everyone! I am new to this community and have only very recently uploaded my images for purchase. (My images are on a discount as I hope to attract potential buyers to my page while I'm still new here).

I came here as a way to introduce myself to all of you who have been here for a while, and maybe get some tips on my next steps. I would love to hear of any advice you would be willing to give. Thank you all in advance, and I hope to get to know everyone a little bit better!

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Susan Maxwell Schmidt

13 Days Ago

Welcome Ryan! This will tell you everything you need to know to get started: https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=3565122


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Ryan Hoel

13 Days Ago

Thank you Susan. I'll definitely give that a look over!

 

Abbie Shores

13 Days Ago

Welcome Ryan.

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Gill Billington

13 Days Ago

Welcome Ryan.

 

Edward Fielding

13 Days Ago

Low ball prices won't lead to sales. You need to market your work.

 

Mike Savad

12 Days Ago

generally making yourself cheaper isn't the way to go, and since there is no comparison to the old, people won't know. your better of advertising your wares, and uploading as much as you can. often people will look at a cheap price and think the quality may be low because it is cheap.


---Mike Savad
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Floyd Snyder

12 Days Ago

Hi Ryan, really great stuff!

Pricing is personal and is part of your overall marketing plan. There is not any form of retailing where price is not an important part of the equation, but not necessarily the most important part. Entering the marketplace with competitive pricing may be an excellent way of getting started if you have no intentions of upgrading to a premium account where you can establish your own webpage, advertise it and where there is no competition to speak of.

If you only intend to compete in the marketplace via the FineArtAmerica or Pixels webpage, lower pricing will give you a competitive advantage, IMHO.

I have a couple of sales aides on pricing that you may want to read.

Are Your Prices Too High?
https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/are-your-prices-too-high.html

Every artist should have at least three pricing points
https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/every-artist-should-have-at-least-three-pricing-points-.html

Pricing Your Artwork - What To Do, What To Do
https://fineartamerica.com/blogs/pricing-your-artwork-what-to-do-what-to-do-.html

Welcome aboard and best of luck to you!

 

Ryan Hoel

12 Days Ago

Thank you everyone for your replies and advice. I'm not sure if I'm able to respond to each of you individually so this is a mass response. I don't intend to keep discounts on my page for a fewreasons, I just wanted to see if I can get some attention right away to gain a following and possibly make sales before the end of the year.

I am attempting to market myself outside of this page and do intend to become a premium member. Once again, I just wanted to open shop and test the waters.

As far as advice goes, I will definitely be taking a look at those pricing guides, so thank you for that! All continued advice and critiques are welcome.

Thank you all!

 

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