Advertising your website doesn't all have to be done just online. You can let people know about your website, your art and training services at events and galleries around the town you live in. If you live in a tourist area such as a historic town or beach, know that the customers that visit those galleries will want to see more of your work when they get home. That is how your website will pay off.
More than just business cards laid out in front of your work, you will want to create a buzz of some sort. Sponsoring an event at a gallery or art show can give a your site a ton of exposure. If you want even more traffic, tell the participants to visit the site to sign up for a free giveaway such as a video download or an MP3. This will build a database to market to when new products become available or the Christmas season comes around. You have to make friends and fans first before you can make big sales on the web. People don't buy art from a website because it's fancy or flashy, they buy from artists they like.
Helping a non profit group such as the Boys Club or the SPCA can create some great press for your site. Giving away a piece of your artwork for an auction or raffle to raise funds gives you great press andexposure. Auctions can raise a ton of money for a needy group and you get the advertising... everyone wins! Learn more about other great offline marketing ideas to raise awareness of your website.

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