I thought I’d share a little piece of tranquility on what is shaping up to be a very industrious Saturday. I won’t get your feathers ruffled with the details. Just a simple photo. Which you can find here on Etsy, if it so fancies you :)
I call this one “Rise Above,” and I didn’t realize how fitting and coincidental it was for today’s holiday until I decided to post it just now. Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter!
The photograph below is one I took at Times Square in New York. While walking the streets at night, I felt you could get lost in the lights, noise and people that spanned blocks and many stories high. This photo exemplifies how iconic the chaos, lights and buildings are. I like that you can’t quite make out the people and cars at the bottom, all swirling into one. The tall towers of light scream for attention with their beaming advertisements. And the finishing touch is the outline of the clock at the very top in red.
This photograph is also the latest addition to my new online Etsy shop! You can find this photograph and others at PhotoSalsa.etsy.com. One note about all the photographs in my new shop is that everything is customizable. If you or someone is interested in a print, but in a different size or even as a black and white instead of color, just let me know and I can create a new listing for you.
You may have noticed a fancy new button in the right-hand column of my blog, and yes indeed it is a link to my new store! Or at least the start of one for that matter. Over the last few days I’ve been slacking on posting because I’m still trying to figure out how selling your prints online really works, and here’s what I’ve figured out so far.
Above is a snapshot of my profile on Imagekind. That’s one of the things I love about Imagekind, is that you can easily view all of the different seller’s profiles and artwork in a clean and simple layout. My “store” is all pretty bare bones and I’ve got a lot more photos to add to my gallery, but for the most part this platform is great for independent artists who want to sell their work. I’ve also looked into RedBubble and Etsy, both of which are great for selling your handmade art, paintings, photography…or whatever you want for that matter, as long as the artwork was created by you.
RedBubble is great because they make their site simple for the sellers and the buyers. There’s not too many choices to pick from when it comes to setting up your account or making purchases, which keeps things easy and less confusing. Although, if you’re like me, you need options which is why I leaned towards Imagekind because the print sizes and options are far greater.
Selling on Etsy is also a wonderful way to get your artwork noticed, especially because it has a good following already. You can sell anything you want on this platform, and the freedom to price and ship your handmade handiwork is all yours. Be prepared to do your own printing and shipping calculations though. Etsy takes care of processing payments through PayPal, but the shipping and handling is up to you.
In comes Imagekind. What I love about them is that they do the shipping for you. And if you’re like me just starting out, that makes things a whole lot easier. I have accounts on all three and am testing the waters to see what works, so I’ll keep you posted. Overall I’m excited about selling my prints online, so wish me luck!
If you have any recommendations or tips, I’d love to hear them as well!