While doing my research on how to promote yourself, I have found various websites providing opportunities for artists to create their own portfolios online by using their web-design templates and paying them for using it. When doing more research, I have found many people talking about them and giving warnings, to make sure that those websites are not overpriced, they are trustworthy and not going to use your artwork without permission, it is not too busy with the use of poor artists and is easily accessed and found by the potential clients. This is the main ideas on how I will judge the found websites.
Highly popular among potential companies and clients.
6-24$ a month, only 4 themes available to choose from.
starts from 4,08$ a month, loads of themes to choose from, theme can be adjusted a little.
starts from 5,75 euros per month. Provides templates which can be adjusted.
provides either free or paid options.
free, provides options to sell artwork in various forms: t-shirts, iphone skins, etc.
8$ or 16$ a month
con – against- selling art galleries not too organised, which means your work will be hard to find as there are thousands of artwork for sale. pro-for- selling art for free , you receive the full selling price.
con- can use only the pre-made templates for the website pro-opportunity to create your own website with a chosen domain name prices vary from £4.15 to £14,90 a month and needs to be paid annually for the price of the year.
pro- lets you keep full profit of your own art piece, provides service to create giclee prints. you can set your gallery to promote your work. either for free or pro and platinum accounts. con – company providing this free service takes high prices for framing or putting the art piece onto a canvas, so this service can be interesting only for certain type of customers who can pay for it.
pro- company converts your images into framed prints, greeting cards, t-shirts and similar. You can set your own price on the product. con- prices are set by adding your price for an item and their base price, in the very end the artist might end up getting the smallest profit because the end price just looks too overpriced when selling.
http://www.webgranth.com/30-best-platforms-for-online-promotion-of-artwork-for-artists – information where I found various suggestions on artist promotion platforms