How To Sell Your Art Online (With No Agent, No Website, and No Budget) | Chris MacDonald | Skillshare

How To Sell Your Art Online (With No Agent, No Website, and No Budget)

Chris MacDonald, Aritist at MacDonald Creative Studios

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8 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Intro to How To Sell Your Art Online

    • 2. My Story and Background

    • 3. About Print On Demand Platforms

    • 4. Selling Art On PODs vs Your Own Website

    • 5. Streams of Income

    • 6. Getting Started With CafePress

    • 7. Tips and Information for Selling On a POD

    • 8. Class Project


About This Class


Welcome visual artists! You know that you want to make money selling your art online. However, what you may not know is the best way to get started. I am artist Chris MacDonald of MacDonald Creative Studios. In this step by step class, I am going to share with you how to start selling your digital art on Print On Demand (POD) websites. You will learn how to setup your account and post your first product for sale on the POD website CafePress.

Don't Wait. Start Pursuing Your Dreams Of Selling Your Art Today.

All you want to do is sell your art online, but the thought running your own website, driving traffic to it, and learning about online advertising is overwhelming. In fact, you might even feel like your lack of technical knowledge is holding you back.

But, there is a alternative solution to selling your art online besides your own website.

Why Sell Your Art On POD Websites?

Print on demand sites drive customers to their marketplaces to sell their products which have artist's designs on them. This eliminates the need for art licensing agents and contracts.

If your art is uploaded to a POD site, you earn money when their products with your designs sells on their website. No inventory, no billing, and no shipping on the artist’s part.

What Will I Learn In This Course?

In this introductory course, I will teach you the basics of getting started selling your art on top Print On Demand sites which already have customers buying from their marketplaces.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for artists whose work can be translated into a digital format to be printed by POD companies (surface pattern designers, illustrators, graphic designers, digital artists, & photographers).

Even traditional fine artists such as painters who have digital skills and a high quality digital camera can photograph their physical work and digitize it for use on POD sites.(This class does not teach you art skills, image editing, or design programs.)

How Experienced Is The Instructor?  

My name is Chris MacDonald and I have been making traditional art for over thirty years. I have sold my art almost exclusively on POD sites since 2008. To find out more and to sign up for my FREE Artists In Online Business Newsletter check out MacDonald Creative Studios.

*Disclaimer: I am not an employee of CafePress or any other POD website. I use their platforms to sell my art.  





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Chris MacDonald

Aritist at MacDonald Creative Studios

Chris MacDonald of MacDonald Creative Studios is a artist who focused on illustration and oil painting for thirty years. His artistic focus transitioned to digital art and online selling after the company he worked for was downsized in 2009 during the recession.

As a self taught digital designer, his designs and surface patterns can be found on fabric, ribbon, clothing, bedding, coloring books, wallpaper, and home decor products.

As a full-time artist and designer, his skills i...

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