Margarita Golod of the mega platform Houzz is our group guest speaker in the Artist Marketing Resources group on LinkedIn. She has started a new discussion on the new Houzz free websites features. I hope that all our group members will take advantage of this opportunity to get your questions answered on using your Houzz website. If you are not a member, please join the group to ask Margarita any question you may have on setting up and using the new free Houzz websites.
Houzz is a major platform used by Interior Designers, Architects, Home Renovation experts, and home owners shopping for home decor and many others.
On Houzz, artists may upload their art images and images of room views with their art hung on walls and 3-D art on tabletops. There is a huge potential for artists to reach Interior Design professionals and art buyers on Houzz.
Please join us in the Artist Marketing Resources group and ask Margarita any questions you may have about the new free Houzz professional websites.
I know that the new Houzz websites are very powerful self-promotion tools for artists.
I’ve previously written on and recommended the houzz site to artists. Houzz is where artists may connect with interior designers and home owners who may be interested in purchasing art. Houzz also has options for artists to upload project collections containing images of room views with their 2-D art on the walls or 3-D art on table tops.
Now houzz has done something truly amazing for artists! Yesterday, I received a notice that houzz had created a website for me! To set up my new houzz website, I selected a template, updated with new images and then clicked the Publish button. It was that easy. I also discovered that houzz provides the option on my new houzz website–which you can view here-– to use my site URL to direct visitors to my personal art website. With only minutes required to set up how could I not use this great houzz resource to drive traffic to my site!?
Publish Your New Professional Website
Dear Marie Kazalia’s Art Studio,
Houzz knows how important it is to have a professional website that is optimized for mobile and desktop, so we have created a free website just for your business!
To preview your custom site, make sure you are signed in to your Houzz profile and then click here to see it. Click the green “publish” button if you are ready to share it with the world, or make any changes to the design and content by clicking on “edit my site”.
If you need any help, just sign up here for a free consultation with a Houzz expert.
Below are some examples of beautiful websites created by our professionals:
The Houzz Team
On February 2nd, I posted news of the upcoming Houzz webinars. Yesterday, on the 4th, I attended one of the webinars hosted by the Houzz Marketing Manager. The webinar lasted about 20 minutes, and consisted of by a slide presentation to illustrate each point verbally presented. There was no sales pitch, as with many webinars–it was simply a how-to on improving your Houzz profile.
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I thought I would share a couple of points from her presentation:
Houzz has 12 million monthly site users and 90% are home owners interested in home decor. There seems to be a great deal of interest in the work of the artists who do have profiles and post art images on Houzz. Artists can set up a free account with unlimited upload of images.
When adding your images, select your 5 best and designate them cover photos. Those five images then appear in the Professional Directory in a montage associated with your individual profile.
If you need information on How To do anything within your Houzz account, go to http://info.houzz.com/howtohouzz where you will find recorded webinars. Or for direct one-on-one assistance, email: email@example.com
Also, visit the How-To Houzz Tumblr blog http://howtohouzz.tumblr.com
Join Annie Nozawa, Marketing Manager for Houzz–a site that connects you with interior designers, architects, home renovators and home owners seeking artworks for interiors–
in online sessions next week where she’ll share with you quick, simple tips to help you boost your exposure on Houzz.
Businesses like yours’– artists, painters, printmakers, and others with home decor items– are receiving website traffic, new business inquiries, and new clients as a result of their presence on Houzz.
Annie Nozawa will show you how you can maximize your own profile’s presence on Houzz, step-by-step.
To register for a session, choose a timing below:
Monday, February 4th 11 AM PST | 2 PM EST
Monday, February 4th 1 PM PST | 4 PM EST
Wednesday, February 6th 11 AM PST | 2 PM EST
Wednesday, February 6th 1 PM PST | 4 PM EST
Looking for more ways to get your art in front of potential buyers? Want to makes sales of your art to interior designers? Upload high quality images (at least 1,000 pixels wide) of your artwork to Houzz. Houzz is a large professional design site for interior designers, architects and others. In the latest Houzz newsletter, one condo owner commissioned an artist to create new artwork for his walls.
Only a few artists have created a presence on the Houzz site so far. Set up an account with quality images of your art including interior views with your paintings hanging on walls, your 3D art on tables etc. You will also be able to connect with interior design professionals by following them and by asking a question for discussion.
I connected with one interior designer on the Houzz site, who told me that she gets her art from “all over” — directly from artists, online etc.
What more tips, links and contacts? Artist Marketing Resources provides extensive resource lists to industry professionals here!