Thursday, May 15, 2008
Boy Do I Feel Stupid Right Now (but I've gained some SEO Artist smarts along the way)
Okay, I've been hemming and hawing about joining Boundless Gallery for a while now. The $60 per year fee is okay if you have art to sell, however most of my work is done via commission, which means that it's sold before it's even painted. So it isn't too often that I have new, original artwork to sell (other than the ACEO format that I sell on Etsy)
That said, however, 2008 is my year to create some original paintings! The year is half over and I have about 2 to my name but that doesn't mean that it can't get better.
So while I was completing my online registration, I was also surfing the net. I found a wonderful artist resource blog called EmptyEasel.com and was having a great time reading the SEO advice targeted directly toward Artists!
Bouncing back and forth from Boundless Gallery, to Gmail, to EmptyEasel, I finally got to the part where I part with my hard-earned $60.00
"enter coupon code"
hmmm well, I'll be a smart shopper and go online looking for codes.
I found a lot of codes generated by artists that apply when you purchase their work. So I gave up rather quickly and thought "it's only $60 and I want to go to bed".
I finished my registration, checked my Gmail, then went back to the fascinating world of EmptyEasel.com AND RIGHT THERE, in front of my very eyes (albeit a little to the left of the article I was reading) was a fancy shmancy ad for Boundless Gallery WITH A 15% OFF CODE.
Chalk another one up for dumbass detective work today. I think I'll go read the Aging Disco Diva for a laugh and THEN go to bed.