For years, people have asked me if I have a website where they could buy my art, and I kept telling them that it was “in the works.”
Honestly, I thought folks were just being nice.
When I finally decided to gift myself a website, I figured my initial sales would be slow.
People told me not to expect too much, that it takes months for a new business to gain momentum, that many businesses fail.
Needless to say, I was amazed when I received such a positive response.
I’d ordered coasters — 10 of each design — a handful of magnets, a bunch of greeting cards, a couple of ornaments, pendants, and trivet tiles.
Just enough so people could see my inventory.
And then things started happening fast.
In addition to my online store, I also share a little gallery space at The Hungerford Building, a local warehouse that has been converted into lofts for artists and small business owners. With Thanksgiving just a few days after my website launch, I had to quickly learn how to send invoices via PayPal and how to wrap and ship orders.
A longtime subscriber to my blog, bfhenke wrote this:
Somehow, I seem to be finding my way.
So, dear readers, you’ve watched me move through the seasons. I don’t have much to offer, but I’d like to offer something. First, if you place an order of $50 or more from my website before December 10th, I’m offering free shipping & handling to anywhere within the continental United States, a $10 value.
I haven’t done a giveaway in a long time, but I’d like to do one now.
If you’d like to receive a FREE 11×17 print of the painting above, leave a short, fake review of my artwork or any kind of product/service. Tweet this post for a second chance to win. I’ll announce the winner on January 1, 2017.
tweet me at @rasjacobson