Selling Fine Art on FineArtAmerica
I’m asked whether it is worth having a paid subscription to Fine Art America from time to time. With a free account, you can upload 25 images only. For $30 a year, you can have unlimited images and more analytics tools. I currently have 760 images as I find that I have no real idea of which of my many files will actually sell! So I upload all the ones that I personally like and hope they will get some traction. So this post is all about which of my images has actually sold – perhaps to give you an idea of what their buyers are looking for. You can also look at their site for recent sales. One thing that intrigued me is the number of vertical shots. My portfolio is lacking in those, so an action for the future!
I always liked this one because of the colors, and I think it would look great if you lived in Ventura! The next sale was more local:
This one has sold several times before. Easily my most popular image on Fine Art America.
This image of the Vietnam memorial was modified using the painting programs I have talked about before. This one is by Jixipix and is the Impresso plugin for Photoshop. I extracted the statue and painted the background, getting rid of an annoying lamp post and chain link fence that spoiled the view.
Finally, that Washington DC image sold again:
You can see the rest of my sales on Fine Art America on this previous post listing all the sold images.
So, for me, paying $30 for the opportunity to earn all these sales in 2018 has been a no brainer. All told, my sales have totaled $324 this year. I don’t know if it will continue, and I wish I knew how to boost my sales with Social Media, but for now, I will continue to pay and add more images over time.