Yesterday I started a shop at Imagekind …. my shop is DianeClancysArt. There is always so much work to set up something like this. It looks like a good shop (Imagekind) … it is new and it is very reasonably priced. They do matting and framing besides printing prints if someone wants. It is easy enough to start a shop and you can have a basic gallery for free (unless you make less than $5 a year and then they charge you that … something like that). I have one image up – take a guess which one!
What’s Up, Doc?, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
This social networking is all a little strange to me. I mentioned that yesterday I started a My Space page … but haven’t put anything (except my icon) on it. So I set up for the You Tube thing too – my You Tube … There is nothing on these things yet … but I have started.
All the marketing advice I am reading talks about using these social networks. I don’t really know what I am doing … but who knows what will happen if I put one foot in front of the other.
And it is time to get back to working on this Fanciful Animal Images website and learn how to do shopping carts and such. At least I can accept both PayPal and I think I signed up for the Google Checkout too.
I’m back … I am now signed up with Google Checkout – I wasn’t before. The amount of small print with all these things is a little overwhelming. But I skim them looking for red flags … and more importantly, hear from people beforehand which are trustworthy. The nice thing about the Google Checkout, until the end of the year, there are no fees for sellers. It is hard when many of these places (like Etsy) have a listing fee, take a percentage and then PayPal takes a percentage too and has a fee. It eats into the profit margin which isn’t that large to begin with.
But I feel guided to keep moving ahead. Thanks for witnessing this process – and thank you for your encouragement … this blogging community has become quite important to me.
~ Diane Clancy