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The best way to have your own ARTISTS WEBSITE

4 April, 2019

Having your own artists website is a good idea, and crucial for those artists who are serious about their art business.

 

No technical skills needed

You don’t have to be a technical wizard to have a really great looking website in 2019! It’s actually really easy…

 

Why you should have your own site

Whilst it’s good to partner with a large art marketplace (such as Artfuly.com) to be published in the magazine, high social media follower numbers and a high traffic website, your own artists site will give you credibility and the ability to create your artist brand, arrange series of works into collections, and do plenty of content marketing (blog articles) which is another great way to build your audience and followers… If you want to learn more about how to create your artists brand, see how to create your artist brand and market yourself effectively.

 

Everything you need for €3.52 per month from Bluehost

At Artfuly we’re pretty experienced in building websites and marketing, and for an individual artist, our recommended solution to give you the best features at the most affordable price is a Bluehost hosted website, with a 1-click install of WordPress for €3.52 per month. Bluehost is very trusted and they include a free domain name (www address), free SSL certificate which you must have for security, and a huge array of easy website templates for you to easily upload your text and images into. WordPress has been around for years and is not going anywhere, plus wordpress connects up with all the other best in class tools like Mailchimp for your marketing emails.

 

Linking with your Artfuly Profile to put a shop inside your site (Free!)

Once you have your site up, there is also the option to connect your site with Artfuly.com to add a shop to your own site! This means that Artfuly takes care of all the enquiries, online secure transactions and organising & paying for delivery – see more about adding a shop in this article. Having a profile on Artfuly.com is optional, but if you do have it, then make the most of it and link it up in a few seconds to allow customers on your artists website to immediately buy art via our secure cart.

 

Get started

Click the banner below to find out more and sign up for USD3.99 or €3.52

* The link above is an affiliate link, which means that if you choose to take this product recommendation via this link, Artfuly will receive a small commission. The author has chosen to recommend Bluehost as the recommended supplier because this product has been utilised for business operations previously and has been proven to be the best solution which can solve the requirement set out on this page in the opinion of the author.

After signup

Using WordPress, you can also click to install the following plugins which we recommend:

 

Elementor

Allows you to drag and drop to create your own page designs if the artist template you choose isn’t enough for you. Note that there are thousands of templates available, many are free, some have a 1-off cost of around €40. Make sure you choose well, this is crucial and we can offer help on a consultancy basis for this if you need it.

 

Yoast

The top SEO plugin right now with all the features you need – This is really important because once you have a site, you want it to be found in search engines, so a combination of good SEO and blog articles will help drive traffic (eyes) to your site.

 

If you have any other questions, please email info@artfuly.com

and remember that you can contact us so that we’ll talk you through how to add the Artfuly shop to your own website in under 5 minutes!

 

Author: Rachael Page, Director of Artfuly.com

 

Also check out:

FOR EVERYONE
Our magazines
Subscribe to the magazine
See & order magazine prints
Recommend an artist

FOR ARTISTS
Comparison of fine art selling sites 
Our e-commerce offer 
Our magazine offer 
Learn marketing for artists 

FOR ART COLLECTORS
Our Collections
See art on your own wall at home

 

 

* The link above is an affiliate link, which means that if you choose to take this product recommendation via this link, Artfuly will receive a small commission. The author has chosen to recommend Bluehost as the recommended supplier because this product has been utilised for business operations previously and has been proven to be the best solution which can solve the requirement set out on this page in the opinion of the author.



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