• Frustrated on Etsy
    Money & Finances,  Where to Sell

    Does Etsy’s “Risk-Free” Advertising Affect You?

    Without much in the way of notice, Etsy is rolling out a new policy: “Risk-Free Advertising.” And, if you’re a longtime Etsy seller, you may be feeling triggered – this isn’t the first time Etsy has dropped the axe on its sellers. But for many, it may be the last. The Good News According to Etsy: “Offsite Ads uses Etsy’s budget and expertise to promote your items on Google, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Bing. When a shopper clicks on one of those online ads for your products and purchases from your shop within 30 days, you’ll pay an advertising fee. You only pay an advertising fee when you make a…

  • Art Commission
    Commissions

    How to Handle an Art Commission with Confidence in 7 Steps

    Maybe you have a website, or maybe you’re showing your work through your preferred social media channel. Whatever the case, eventually it happens: you receive a message from somebody asking if you will create custom work. Congratulations! You have officially received your first private commission inquiry. If this is your first commission inquiry, you might be wondering about the best way to proceed. Unlike public commissions that have specific requirements for RFQ’s and RFP’s, here are no set directions for private commissions. Artists are basically left to figure out what works best for them through trial and error. The following are seven steps outlining the typical private commission process. Most…