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More on Selling Prints Online

Posted on: 17 March 2009

What just about any photographer loves about showing work to someone outside the industry—say, friends and family—is the flattery. You’re suddenly hearing praise such as, “Wow! You should sell prints.” Next thing you know, you’re thinking how easy it would be to market your prints through a Web storefront. And then you’re daydreaming about the financial windfall.

Los Angeles photographer Sharon Montrose has had enviable success. In late October she started selling her prints of animals on etsy.com, an online mall where artisans offer their handmade products. “I didn’t do it for the money,” or for the prestige that comes with a gallery exhibit, she says. “I wanted to make my prints affordable to people.” The day after she opened her store, the orders began pouring in. In just over six weeks, she sold about 550 prints for $25 and up. [via PDN]

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