[ UPDATED ] Where To Sell Art Online – A list of the best sites to sell or promote your art

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Where are the best places to sell art online? My Top 5 Picks include:

  1. etsy.com
  2. Shopify
  3. Amazon Handmade
  4. Artpal
  5. Singulart

Which websites are best for showcasing your work and actually getting sales?

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of places that you can sell art or showcase your creativity on the internet. However, as you may have already noticed, there is also a vast difference in the quality of the offering of many art related sites.

There are some great ones and some that downright suck. The sucky ones may not get a lot of traffic through them, so placing your work on them may be like having an exhibition in the shed at the bottom of your Dad’s garden [although that may actually be quite cool}, but I digress…

Therefore, this list does not attempt to list every single online possibility for artists but rather the best sites that have the highest standards and offer the most help and opportunity to creative folk.

I have to say, as a disclaimer that I haven’t tried all of them personally so can’t vouch for them. Check them out and make your own mind up as to which ones will be best for you.

This is an organic post which I will add to whenever I stumble across new sites. Please post information on sites that you think should be included in the comments and I will add them in.

I am constantly updating this page to make sure links remain relevant and useful.

If you find this page useful, please Tweet it or link to it to spread the word. Thanks

Key

  • $ = There is a charge to use the site
  • Sell = Sales can be completed through the site
  • NDS = No Direct Sales. Use the site for promotion only
  • POD = Print-On-Demand sales available through the site

Showcase Sites { Some may not offer online sales }

Showcase sites allow you to place your work into a page online. Although initially a way to showcase your work, many showcase sites are now starting to offer the ability to sell your work directly on a print-on-demand basis so there is a crossover with that category. Some also have a networking element within the creative community, with the emphasis on getting your work seen in order to secure commissions or freelance work.

www.epilogue.net Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art | FREE | NDS

www.axisweb.org Well respected fine art showcase | $ | NDS

www.deviantart.com Contemporary, urban artists | FREE | SELL | POD

www.behance.net All creatives | FREE | SELL | POD

www.Illustrationmundo.comIllustrators, Designers | Free | NDS

www.society6.com All creatives, contemporary | Free | SELL | POD

www.coroflot.com Good free portfolio site, all creatives | Free | NDS

www.folioplanet.com Illustrators resource & portfolio | $ | NDS

www.jacketflap.com For book illustrators & writers | Free | NDS

everycreative.comAll creatives/designers portfolio, contemporary | Free | NDS

inkygoodness.comUrban/contemporary/illustrators& artists showcase | Free |

www.altpick.com All creatives, contemporary, urban, | Free | NDS

www.designtaxi.com All creatives, contemporary, urban, | $ | POD

http://www.humblevoice.com/ All creatives, contemporary, urban, | Free | NDS

www.500px.com Photography | Cost unknown | POD


Print-On-Demand

Print on demand websites allow you to upload a high resolution image of your work. Reproductions can then be sold in a variety of formats {on canvas, as cards or prints etc} Print-on-demand is brilliant for giving you an extra income stream from your original work. It is also great for photographers, allowing you to sell a wide range of imagery without having to print individually.

www.redbubble.com Excellent art focussed print on demand site. Also T-shirts & framed prints | FREE | SELL

www.imagekind.com POD site focussed on framing art | FREE | SELL

www.fineartamerica.com POD site with ability to offer framed art | FREE | SELL

www.theuntappedsource.com/ FREE | SELL

www.zazzle.com Print on demand site. Also T-shirts & framed prints | FREE | SELL

www.cafepress.com Focus on T-shirts and merchandise | FREE | SELL

www.Fibers.com T-shirt printing | Markup | SELL

www.artofwhere.com Print your art on gorgeous cushions and handmade items | Commission at a good rate | SELL

www.Bakso.co.uk Upload your design to sell it as a quality T-Shirt | Markup | SELL

ArtPal Free to set up your site | POD|


Online Galleries

Online galleries generally work as a middleman between you and the purchaser. You are generally responsible for sending the artwork and the gallery charges a commission on the sale.

www.newbloodart.com Contemporary gallery | Free + commission | SELL

www.discoveredartists.comSells original work | $ + commission | SELL

www.gallerytoday.com Sells original work | Unknown fee/commission | SELL

www.etsy.com Focussed on crafts and handmade items | $ | SELL

www.folksy.com Crafts and handmade items, UK based | $ | SELL

www.artulis.com Crafts and handmade items, UK based | $ | SELL

www.artfire.com Art, crafts and handmade items | $ 12.95 monthly shop fee | SELL

www.artsyhome.com Sells unique home decor items by artists and artisans | SELL | Free to submit

www.5piecesgallery.com Young contemporary art in the media of painting, drawing, print and photography | SELL

www.portraity.com Specialising in portraits | Free to submit – different membership packages available | SELL

www.rebelsmarket.com Specialising in alternative art and crafts – especially goth/rock/punk/tattoo style work | SELL | free listing + commission fee for sold items only

Rippingham Art Online Gallery Contemporary Online Art Gallery UK based | SELL | Free Registration, no fees.  Commission on sold items

Singulart Contemporary Online Art Gallery | SELL |


Set Up Your Own Online Shop

These services allow you to set up an online shop. You can then direct traffic from Social Media to your work

Shopify Well respected E-Commerce Provider | SELL | $ | Free Trial. Basic package is $29 a month.

Amazon Handmade An amazon shop for handmade items | Free to set up | Commission 12% | SELL


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Looking For More Help on Starting To Sell Your Art?

Don’t know where to start? These in depth guides will help you through the whole thing…

How to start selling art online {quickly & without going nuts} Part 1

Start selling art online {quickly & without going nuts} Part 2

Are you making these 6 art sales killing mistakes on your artists website?
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