I want to help you sell your digital art, including photos, graphics and vectors.
When I started my online T-shirt business 5+ years ago, I didn't know where to start, so I just uploaded to every POD site I could find. At the end of the day, I spent a bunch of time on useless sites, but I did find a few good merchants. The same thing with promotion. I tried many things until I finally figured out how to get lasting traffic without ads.
I want to save you the time I wasted by making you an expert on the industry in under 4 hours, with this knowledge and so much more.
You could spend 30+ hours learning the hard way, or you can learn from my experience and get going in the right direction.
Investing time intelligently is the main focus of this course, and pressing play is the first investment.We’re going to talk about the best places to sell, how to sell intelligently, and how to make uploading (arguably the hardest part of selling your art) fast, easy, and mindless.
Here’s a breakdown of the major concepts:
How to monetize
What sites should I sell on?? This question plagues every single artist starting out. I did the research so you don't have to.
I will tell you all the ways I know to make money with art online, and we will talk in-depth about the biggest two ways: selling stock photography and selling your art on print on demand products. I did a bunch of research and compiled my findings into two spreadsheets, one comparing the top POD sites, and one comparing the top Stock Photography sites.
How to get traffic without paid advertising
We will also talk about ways to bring in steady traffic for years to come from search engines, without buying ads. These techniques have helped me sell art everyday for over 4 years.
How to master financial success
I will share with you something I call the success formula that breaks down your sales into three components. Then, I will give you tips to maximize your profits by improving each component. We will optimize our stores so they are attractive and communicative, give our viewers ways to connect with us long-term and learn how to create the type of art that will attract lots of sales.
Read the lesson descriptions to learn exactly what we will cover.
Do I need to invest money to sell my art online?
Not at all. It's possible to do everything in this course without any monetary investment other than purchasing this course. I never invested money in advertising, instead, I figured out where my traffic was coming from and developed the strategies I will share with you.
Only one of the three POD methods requires your own website, which is the only startup cost you will encounter in selling your artwork. You will need to invest time, and I will show you how to do that wisely. This three-hour course will save you many many hours and headaches when it's time to upload your whole portfolio.
Why am I qualified to teach this Masterclass?
I started my first online t-shirt business while at university for business administration and marketing. Since then, I have sold over 17,000 POD products online, plus a growing number of stock photos. In fact, I have sold something every single day for over 4 years.
To get there, I have tried just about every way to sell my art products and art online. I invested a lot of time and learned out what was and wasn't bringing me sales. Now, I want to share what I have learned to make you lasting success.
I have taught thousands of students in my 5 previous POD-related classes on Skillshare and Udemy. Here are some reviews from one of my previous courses, Start An Online T-Shirt Business at Zero Cost.
"I loved this course. The teacher knowledge of the topic is outstanding and he's delivering informations fast and clearly. This is not a course about design only, is a course on brand development and how to make the things go.. with cool tips and notes to help your business life. I'm thankful to have bought it!"- Daniele Dalla Valle
"This is what I needed right now! I was actually very impressed with the clarity of presentation of information, the scope of what is covered, and the length of each lesson. The instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand. Combined it made all of it worth my time and provided me with exactly what I wanted to know to get started." - Kelda Ytterdal
"This is the best course I have found on skillshare and Sir Douglas clearly loves what he teaches and his passion allows him to create this great course. I can't thank you enough from the bottom of my heart." - Leo Alborzi
Who this course is for:
- Graphic designers, Photographers, Visual artists, Digital artists, or anyone who creates images!
- Have some images you created to sell (or the desire to create some)
What you'll learn:
- All the ways to monetize your art online, with in-depth coverage of Print on Demand and Stock Photography
- How to get consistent traffic to your art without paid advertising
- Write powerful metadata (descriptions, tags, titles), and use to to make uploading to multiple marketplaces a breeze
- Use the success formula calculator (provided) to predict your success when you improve certain areas
- Compare the best print on demand and stock photography sites in handy spreadsheets (provided)
- Making Money Methods Part 1: Print on Demand
- Making Money Methods Part 2: Stock Photography and More
- Types of Artwork
- Art That Sells
- Stock Photography Concepts
- Reviewing Stock Photography Sites
- Uploading to Stock Photography Sites
- Optimizing Your Stores
- Success Formula
- Free Promotion Tools
- Mastering Metadata
- Keyword Research
- Quality Standard and Copyright
- Resizing Images in Auomator
Douglas James Butner
Designer, Artist, Evolving Consciousness
I love to learn and teach. I am a free-spirited creator and artist in many disciplines. My courses focus on selling art online, energy work, and music. I teach what would help a younger me, including the strategies I used to sell over 15,000 copies of my artwork without advertising, energy techniques I have learned to unlock human potential, and tips to help musicians.
I grew up in Maryland, and I am currently traveling South America thanks to selling art and teaching online. I plan to keep traveling, creating, and learning from this amazing planet as long as I live!
My purpose on Earth is love. Love is the greatest teacher, healer, and creator. I believe when the individual chooses to love all unconditionally, that feeling lights up the whole world instantly. That is the world I want to live in, so I choose to. I hope to inspire others to find this vibration in their own way.
I created Current X Change, a company that makes apps that allow creators to share their creations on a global map for all to see and vote on. You can try out our first web app, cXc Music, at https://music.cxc.world and learn more about our vision at currentxchange.com.
I also started Aquarius Academy (http://aquarius.academy). Our mission is to help evolve planetary consciousness with love. We share and create content to help seekers connect with the right information for their point of their journey.
I run fashion sites: liveinlove.life and sublimationgalaxyshirts.com, and also sell my art on POD sites like Redbubble & Society6, and stock photography sites like Adobe Stock and Shutterstock.
I love you,