This one is the most widespread and will probably feel very familiar. Let's dissect it a little.
Method 1 for selling art for beginners:
Lots of followers, high sales volume, low-mid pricing.
- Your primary goal is to get more followers / more people to know about your art. You won't feel like you made it until you have at least 10,000 followers, but even then, you'll always want more.
- You have a niche product proven to sell whenever you put it out there - and you make this over and over.
- Your content is amply abundant and highly relatable.
- Almost always relies heavily on launching.
- You must sell to strangers, so your prices are usually in the impulse buy range.
Method 2 for selling art for beginners:
Any number of followers, high touch connections, regularly raise prices
- Your primary goal is to create superfans and nurture the people already around you
- You do intermittent bursts of getting new eyeballs.
- You experiment with what you most want to sell so you don't get bored, all while learning what people most want to buy and getting feedback along the way
- Your regular + minimal content supports your art sales, but is not the main source.
- Your superfan network, as well as some lurkers, become your buyers
- You organically grow through asks and word of mouth.
- Launches are optional. You choose how you want to sell.
- The more superfans you create, the higher your prices get to be.
This one tends to be my favorite because it can work for anyone. You don't have to have thousands of people on your email list or a perfectly curated website. In fact, trying to have those things first usually doesn't go very well because you're doing a lot of guessing instead of finding out what works with fewer people first.