If you’re an artist looking to sell your artwork, Etsy is one of the most popular platforms to do so. It’s free to use, has a large audience, and allows you to easily sell your art prints.
There are two main types of art prints to sell on Etsy: digital downloads and physical products. Selling a digital art print is an excellent way to maximize your profits while cutting down on printing, packaging and shipping costs.
Digital art prints are typically PDFs or Jpegs that customers can download and print wherever they want. They’re highly in demand on Etsy for people who want to have their favorite pieces of artwork as a keepsake or gift.
While selling physical art prints does require a bit more work, it can be an excellent way to increase your sales. The downside, though, is that prints can be more expensive and are susceptible to bends, tears, and irreversible damage.
To get started selling your prints, first you’ll need to set up an Etsy shop. You can do this by clicking here to get a free account.
Next, you need to select which type of prints you’ll be selling. Most artists choose to sell their art as a digital download, but you can also offer physical prints, if you have the resources.
For example, Portland, Oregon-based Krista McCurdy offers botanical artwork in a variety of different mediums, including wet cyanotype. Her digital downloads are available for under $10, and her original works are often sold for $100 or more.