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TIPS TO BUY ONLINE PAINTINGS

The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls.”

art4Now art and paintings are not just confined to royal kings and rich families. They have spread across different stages of lifestyle where it is appreciated and put to use. These days there are many sites like fineartamerica.com, zazzle.com where you can buy online paintings.I would like to share some tips to help you buy paintings online:

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  • Buy what you love and not what the price tag suggests. It is not necessary that expensive paintings are better than those with cheaper price tags.
  • When you buy paintings online, you should remember that early works of an artist can be of great importance as an investment in future. If you are purchasing from an artist who has sold less, it is likely that you are getting the best deal.

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  • Always insist on an authenticity certificate. This ensures that you are not being handed over a duplicate or non genuine piece.

  • Think about what purpose is the painting going to serve. What room will it be in? What will it add to the room. However, sometimes you may just fall in love with a work and will create or organize a room or space to enjoy its company.

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  • Sometimes it is just too hard to decide if a painting is right for your home or office space. Many artists and galleries will let you take a painting home on trial for a few days. You pay for the painting by cheque or by leaving credit information and it is not processes unless you go through with the sale.

  • Always fix your budget. It will help you save time and target the paintings which fit into your budget.

  • Determine whether you want to buy framed artwork or unframed. For unframed paintings, shipping charges are relatively lower.

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  • Fake paintings are everywhere. To save yourself from overpaying, buy it from a reliable online art gallery that has adequate credentials and testimonials.

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HOW TO SELL AND BUY PHOTOS ONLINE

Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.”

If you are a passionate photographer looking to make profit out of photography, you need to read this piece. You will discover some basic information about selling photos through the internet. All you need is a digital camera and a connection to the internet.

There after, you need to make an account on different stock photo sites. Different photo sites may have different rules but the basic concept is the same i.e you offer your photos and interested people can buy it to put it on their own site or to use it some other way. Make sure the pictures you send are your own original pictures else stock photo sites will caught you. Play it fair and it will be much more fun to make money.

It is also a good idea to make your own website to sell your digital photos online but if you are an apprentice this is not recommended. If you have taken some good looking pictures in the past then I must tell you building a website is not a difficult task. All you need is to present the website in such a way that people will buy from you.

Your website must have a pay option, you can use paypal and there is possibility of credit card as well. Make sure your website has a security script to avoid credit card fraud.

I hope after reading this you are now aware about basics of selling photos online. But you may need further information on this.

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