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January 30, 2013

Want to sell your own art or merchandise? Here's how

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Robinson also says if you’re unable to put enough money together to hold your own exhibit and secure a venue, you can bring in other artists who can show their own art and split the costs with you. This especially works if you’re able to gather other artists from your area that share similar styles and artistic opinions.

Robinson pointed to an example of this collaboration style when he spoke about an event called Artistry in Motion in his area, where a bunch of artists pooled their resources so they could all show their work at once.

And if you’re a person who makes your own merchandise and you want to make a little money and get your work out there, there are several avenues you could take, but the best all have to do with the power and reach of the Internet.

Of course you can do everything yourself from creating your own website or simply setting up a Facebook and Twitter account to get your work exposed, but if you'd rather not create your own site and do all that legwork yourself, you can use a third party service to help get your creations to the public.

And some good sites that can do this for you are KitsyLane.com and Web.com.

Kitsy Lane is a site that helps small business owners and independent product makers set up online storefronts that it then helps market and promote. The creators of the site help people who want to sell their own merchandise, but would rather avoid the headaches associated with opening a brick and mortar, or starting their own online business.

The site is free to use and the company keeps in touch with you to provide advice on how to maintain and grow your business.

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