Tuesday, March 4, 2014

10 ArtFire Works for me because....



I was put a question, 

http://www.artfire.com/nosh/win-a-5000-ad-contest-with-artfire/
 

…and asked to write out my answer, so here, it goes!



ArtFire works for me because I have found that they cater in ALL WAYS to the ‘little guy’.  I have been selling my creations for many years in many different formats and so far my ArtFire shops have been the most profitable and most beneficial to me. 



There are many ways to compare the different on-line selling sites, but I would like to just focus on the WHY I think ArtFire is so wonderful!  When I first opened my studios, yes, I have 2 of them; I was amazed at how easy they were to set-up.  There are so many wonderful features in ArtFire that make it easy on the seller and the buyer both.  ArtFire not only supports us, but also listens to us, the artists.  Just some of the wonderful features offered are; Coupons and Discount codes, these can be used as a way to promote give-a-ways and entice buyers to find and buy from us.  Allowing each studio to have a gallery of past work and a place to blog, is just yet another added bonus. 



When I write my daily blog post I usually do a ‘featured artist’ of the day section.  And for me, I can’t think of a better place to find them then on the ArtFire  It is nice to find an artist, know if they are active in their studios (because of the ‘check in’ feature) and be able to read about them on their Bio Page.  There is no doubt in my mind that some of the best artists of our time have studios on ArtFire.

  
I would also like to tell you about how much it costs!  Yes, that is right, I want to talk about the money your will spend on your studio.  It is simple.  There is a set monthly fee that you agree upon when you sign up and….. wait for it….. that is ALL you will pay.  Many of the sites out there charge listing, re-listing, selling, and many other types of fees, but NOT ArtFire.  There is one fee and that is all.  Now, recently they have come out with a ‘bonus Convenience Add-on Feature Pack’, but you do NOT need to purchase this if you do not want to and it is not necessary to having the studio.  It is full of Add-on things that not everyone needs or uses.  So your monthly fee is the same, no matter how many items you have listed or how many sales you have.  Talk about an easy way to budget!


Finally I would like to say that throughout the years I have also been able to meet many new artists, crafters and just wonderful people.  Not all of them sell, or even sell on ArtFire, but I would recommend ArtFire to anyone that would be interested in starting or continuing their selling on-line – and I often DO recommend them.   
 ~Krafty Max 
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/KraftyMax
ArtFire Studio: http://kraftymax.artfire.com
ArtFire DESTASH Studio: http://kraftymaxDESTASH.artfire.com
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KraftyMax Joined on: 2009-06-22
kraftymaxdestash Joined on: 2010-09-19
 

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post. I used to be on Etsy but it was such a pain. So many fees, pages and pages to fill out, and all my photos had to be re-sized. It was more trouble than it was worth. And now I find Etsy over run with cheap plastic junk from overseas and such a glut of jewelry that I could never compete. Maybe I'll try Artfire.

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    1. I have to tell you that I have been with them since right after they started and I have been nothing but impressed!! Let me know if you do sign up... I'll offer any help I can. They also have a wonderful guide - http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=help_center&op=details&id=70 that will help you with the set-up and other features to get you started!! ~KM

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  2. Your post looks great! Good luck to you too!

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  3. Awesome Job Krafty Max! You certainly brought forth important points about selling on ArtFire along with all the talented artisan's and their creativity.

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    1. Thank you very much @maggieMays, win or not I still LOVE ArtFire and recommend it to EVERYONE!! ~KM :)

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  4. Well, Krafty Max, sad to say I think we're both getting our butts kicked! But we put up a good fight!

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    1. Yes, and I wont give up until the end... @roxanne coffelt, but I think we are beat!! :) ~KM

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  5. You have shared many of the reasons to sell on Artfire , I sell there too and it is just as you said. They also are willing to listen to their sellers with respect and try to include us in and ask our input regarding changes and improvements for all. It is really a unique selling venue.

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    1. I agree!! I have NOTHING but wonderful experience with them for almost 5 years!! :) ~KM

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Thank you so much for reading my post and leaving a comment. THANK YOU and enjoy!! ~KM

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