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Marketing & Self-Promotion

  • Yes, you do! As an artist, you can purchase your own products for the base price (the price before any markups are applied) on any item in your own shop. Just make sure you’re signed in to your artist account before placing the order and the discount will be applied automatically. You should see a message in red text under each item from your shop in your cart that says "Artist Discount Applied". 




    This artist discount will be stacked on top of any other site-wide discounts we have running at the time of purchase.


    Note - You will not receive an earning when you purchase your own products.


    If you plan on buying your items in bulk, you may want to consider applying for our Trade Program to see if you qualify for additional savings. Click here to learn more.

  • Artists have to eat too, right? Well, the art world is changing rapidly and to your benefit. Here are a number of best practices employed by those successfully turning social media fans into loyal customers.


    Two very simple reasons why every every artist should be active on social media:

    • Fans can engage with you and your artwork (and vice versa)
    • Loyal fans often become customers


    Turning fans into customers can be accomplished using 6 easy steps:

    1. Set goals & track them

    2. Engage with fans regularly on your preferred platform

    3. Create an account on every artist-friendly platform, then drive traffic to your preferred platform

    4. Drive traffic to your Society6 shop from your preferred platform

    5. A little thick skin goes a long way

    6. Be active and create content that is valuable to your fans


    This is just the beginning! Learn more on how to turn social media fans into customers.


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    Sign up to start selling your artwork today!

  • Pros and cons of the top social platforms every artist should consider being on, from classics like Instagram and Facebook to newcomers like Ello.

    Learn what platforms you should consider being on if you’re serious about being a creative.


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    Sign up to start selling your artwork today!

  • You're already on your way to building a following, why not make some sweet moola while you're at it?


    Across the board, Society6 artists have said Instagram is their favorite social platform, and for good reason–it’s been critical to their success. Not just because it’s a great place to commune, but the sales and commissions that come through building a presence on Instagram have made the effort worth it. In this article, we’ll walk through several of the smartest ways to use Instagram so you can start seeing your posts turn into profit.

    Learn how to make money on Instagram.


    According to Facebook, there are 1.9 billion active monthly users on their platform–a majority of which are accessing Facebook via mobile. That’s over a quarter of the world’s population (7.5 billion). While their ever-changing algorithms determine what and how much of your content gets seen, there are a handful of things you should be doing to give yourself a leg up on the platform. In this article we’ll cover getting the most traffic with minimal effort, what the best Facebook features for artists are and how to use those features to increase sales.

    Learn how to make money on Facebook.


    Not a Society6 Artist yet? 
    Sign up to start selling your artwork today!

  • So your shop is open and ready for business. Let’s get some customers through the door!

    Learning which artwork to attract customers with is a lot like learning which brushes to paint with. You can always experiment, but eventually, you land on using what works best. In the following article, we’ll walk through identifying which artwork or products to put in front of fans to draw the most traffic to your shop. Let’s get into it.

    Learn how to predict your top-selling designs!


    Not a Society6 Artist yet? 
    Sign up to start selling your artwork today!

  • Our Seller's Guide has moved! Please see below a few links to helpful Artist Resources. 


    To learn more about selling with Society6 and to sign up to be an artist, click here


    Visit our blog for helpful tips, trend reports advice from other artists, artist features, and important product announcements. 


    Check out our Help Center for answers to our most frequently asked questions. 


    For a detailed overview of how to set up your Artist Shop, click here


    For pixel dimension requirements for every Society6 product below, as well as any available templates, click here.