Taking Time Off for Some Summer Relaxation

picnic under the shade tree, photo by Marie Kazalia

picnic under the shade tree, photo by Marie Kazalia

 

Sometimes it is productive to take time off to relax. We’ve been blogging here, providing resources for artists, continually since our start in 2008!

This is the first summer that we plan to slow down a bit. So we wanted to let you know that you probably won’t be seeing as many posts here during the month of July. But we will keep you informed of any great opportunities that are sent our way.

 

Now is a good time for you to get the artist resources e-lists in our online store here.  Out of consideration for artists in countries with currencies that do not match US dollars well, we’ve offered “Pay What You Wish” options here.

 

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Results of My *Pay What You Wish Week* Gives Artists Ideas For Earning Passive Income

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As I mentioned in my previous articles here and here I’d like to share the results of my Pay What You Wish week ( Oct 30th – Nov 5th).

One artist wrote–

“Dear Marie,  hope you’re well, :-D! I’ve just purchased 2 of your wonderful ebooks from your “pay what you wish” campaign. I’m in not-so-good economic times and I could only provide a small amount of 5 dollars per ebook. I know the value of your ebooks is much higher. And I know you’ve worked hard to write them. I can’t  pass up the opportunity to get this great stuff, but I feel bad about not being able to pay a fair price. I hope you do not consider an offense, my small contribution, and accept a compensation from me. I can send you an original piece of my art, an original drawing, for example. Maybe, after reading your ebooks it’s time for me to open an eShop and start selling online! :-D”
I really love this artist’s note. Also, I did let the artist know that I’d use his kind words for my article, and that I consider that full compensation–though I do love his offer of to send me an artwork!
But he absolutely got my point. I want to give artists ideas for setting up their own “Pay What You Wish” digital files. These could be digital images of artwork for download as wallpaper/screen savers, or e-books sharing various “how to” details of their art-making practice. The possibilities are endless.
Now, I will share some insights and statistics from my week of allowing buyers to pay what they wished for the items in my webstore here.
First of all, I noticed that most of the sales came on the first day and the last day of Pay What Your Wish Week.  I posted an announcement on my blog at the start of the sale and another on the last day of the sale. I tweeted about it on the days in between.
Here are the Stats from my *Pay What You Wish* week of webstore sales-
33  sales at minimum item price of $1.95/$1.99 = $64.70
8 sales at $2= $16.
24 sales at $5. =$120.
1 sales at $5.95= $5.95
1 sale at $8.00 = $8.00
4  sales at $10.= $40.
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71 sales totaling   $254.65
Allowing buyers to Pay What They Wished netted a little over 10% of the total amount of 67 sales at regular prices ($2355.15).
So basically, artists may choose to sell select items to buyers at higher set prices, and have a few Pay What You Wish items for a higher volume of sales– perhaps achieving sales that they may not have gotten at the higher prices.
photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

For a Limited Time: Pay What You Wish for Artist Resources E-lists and E-book

 

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Generosity pays, according some who have adopted a pay what you wish model for their e-books, even calling this the future model for e-commerce e-books, and said to that holds such virtues as increased income and a new method for determining one’s full target market.

THIS IS A BOLD EXPERIMENT!

But I’m always interested in trying new things. So, for a limited time–now through November 5th–pay what you wish ($1.95 minimum) in Artist Marketing Resources online store here.

 

Keep in mind that I’ve put a lot of work into these resources for artists and continually work to update them!

That’s right, I’m giving everyone reading this the opportunity to obtain the Artist Marketing Resources e-book guide for artists and all e-list resources–art galleries, art consultants, art magazines, art prints, art licensing, Photography Resourcesart sales sites, and the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook  — for whatever amount you wish to pay!

 

This is supposed to make everyone happy, result in more money overall and other rewards. We’ll see what happens!  I’ll report back next month.

 

Best Wishes

Marie Kazalia

Artist Marketing Resources

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