Welcome to the Creative Trek Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building your art business.
I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business.
The ultimate e-commerce solution for artists.
Artstorefronts.com is a platform that will help you sell more art. I call it "Shopify for professional artists." These guys may cost more, but what you get is mind boggling: Your Own personally branded Art Ecommerce Website + Education + Community + Wall Previews + Email Marketing Tools and much more. These guys make a science out of converting the maximum amount of visitors into buyers. Stop guessing and start implementing the strategies that are actually making sales happen.
Easiest one page website solution
Creativetrek was built on Strikingly. Strikingly is an excellent one page website solution. I took Creative Trek off of Wordpress because it was such a hassle and expensive to manage. I need absolutely no coding or design experience, and I can build a beautiful, mobile site quickly and easily. You can even make a site from your Facebook page or an instant resume from your LinkedIn profile in one click! Strikingly's philosophy is pretty inspiring as well. Check out their manifesto here!
Best invoicing and book keeping solution
FreshBooks: By far the fastest way to invoice clients, track time & run your small business in the cloud. They have the best interface, great customer support, and an awesome explainer video. I'm an artist and I even enjoy doing my books now!
#1 on-demand publisher for artists around the world.
Fine Art America / Pixels is the leading on-demand publisher and distributor for artists around the world. Iv'e been using them for over 5 years and only downside is you don't get to know who is buying your work.
On the upside you can upload their images, set their prices, and instantly sell prints to a global audience of art collectors. Fine Art America fulfills each order on behalf of the artists - taking care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyers, and sending profits to the artists. Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America's production facility and delivered "ready-to-hang" with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and I will earn a small commission to help support the show if you decide to make a purchase. I recommend these companies because I believe they have great products that will be very beneficial to you. Please only purchase these products if you feel the same way.
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