is DeviantArt a good place?

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Hermie, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Hermie

    Hermie TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jamestown, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I've had an account on DeviantArt for some time now, and I decided to go with a print subscription so I could alter the prices for a bit more profit..

    Though the real sales I'm hoping will come from my own selling.

    I'm selling CD's of 197 pictures of Yosemite for $15 a piece, which includes shipping, with all the images watermark-free. I've only sold one online, and two for $5 at a flea market. Seems like a fair price to me, though, seeing as it's less than 8 cents an image.

    Then, I decided to sell them as framed 8X10 prints for $40, frame and shipping included. No takers yet.

    So, you think it's the economy that's to blame, or are my prices off?
     
  2. rufus5150

    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,658
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    $0.08 an image sounds like your underselling yourself by about two orders of magnitude if they're any decent.
     
  3. Hermie

    Hermie TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Jamestown, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, so I also decided to sell them individually for $1 each and email them.

    The camera I used was a Canon Powershot A560, so the images aren't quite professional-grade, so I don't want to charge too much. Plus, if it's too much, people will just turn away. Even though most of them came out quite good, they don't merit a large price tag.

    If you know of any better venues, please share. ^^
     
  4. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,243
    Likes Received:
    5,009
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The name of the place has bad conotations for a lot of people.

    I would not recommend referring mainstream customers to a gallery at DeviantArt, unless you have no intention of selling large quantities of images. :lol:
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
deviantart good
,
is devianart good
,
is deviantart a good
,
is deviantart a good site
,

is deviantart good

,
is deviantart good for selling art
,
is deviantart good to sell photos?
,
is deviantart good?
,
is the deviantart good
,
safe places to post artwork