Re: Is ebay a good place to sell originals?
Ebay can be very good for sales, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you are mentally very tough and are very astute. Selling art on Ebay will humiliate you, wound you, push your self belief to the limit. And then there's the buyers, mostly generous, warm and appreciative, but some can also do all of the above to you. Also don't be naive, opening an Ebay account and sticking some paintings up for sale WILL result in no sales. You need to learn to understand how Ebay works, you will need a good strategy, you will need to work out a realistic cost of p&p etc. etc. So don't get your confidence knocked by jumping in feet first and certainly don't try and sell your favourite paintings there, you will get your fingers burnt. If you decide to give it a go, a good idea would be to find the artists who sell on a regular basis. Enter: Original Oil Painting into the search and select 'Most Bids' from the drop down menu. This should reveal a few artists who are selling well. Follow them and study their business model, their successful subjects etc.
Last edited by DaveAndrews : 05-13-2018 at 04:06 PM.