It is easy as an artist to create a work, put it up for sale and that is the end of the story. Move on to the next work.
If you are a bit more savvy you can actually earn more than just the selling price of your work and you may even increase it’s value. On top of that, your work will be marketing itself.
The secret is to put your work on merchandise for free. Well this is the site that aims to get you selling with the minimum of outlay.
One such opportunity is with Zazzle. You upload your work to their site, choose what merchandise you want it displayed on and set your royalty rate. Zazzle do all the printing, customer service and payment details and send you your royalties. Of course, you will want to promote your works, but you can do that at the same time as you promote your e-shop, exhibitions and shows.
Each of the items that sell is marketing your original works. A customer may buy a printed tote, for instance, then their friend may love it so much they want the original.
Why not give it a look – all it will cost you is a little bit of time 🙂