We have a new newsletter schedule! You may have noticed over the past couple of months that we've been shifting our newsletters to go out more toward the beginning of the month now. So look forward to starting your month off with great articles!
Speaking of great articles, do you have something you'd like to write about for FestivalNet? If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, or an article you feel would be helpful to our readers, please get in touch! You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've also redesigned our Affiliate page! The new look should make your affiliate tools easier to find and use on that page. If you have any feedback on the redesign, we'd love to hear it!
It's a good idea to make sure you're getting the most out of your studio hours. The article below is from veteran artist, Carolyn Edlund, and will give you some great ideas about scaling your art business.
FNO Newsletter Editor
How to Scale Your Art Business
Do you make and sell only original work? Or do you sell each of your images many times over, thus earning more income for every studio hour?
If you sell reproductions of your artwork, you are part of a time-honored tradition. Whether in the form of open or limited editions, prints, matted or framed art, giclee on paper, canvas, aluminum or other substrate, reproductions are a great way to cultivate many collectors of your art in "hangable" form.
Do you license your art? Licensing leverages each image for use on products from shower curtains to shoes, housewares to outerwear, bedding to backpacks. Royalties are the form of payment for this type of work, which largely depends on the efforts of manufacturers, a sales force and retailers to sell.
by Carolyn Edlund
Vacation Setting for Shops?
Do you think it would be a good idea to add a vacation setting for Marketplace Shops? This is the newest topic up for voting on our FestivalNet Wishlist
This proposed setting would allow you to put your FestivalNet shop on "vacation mode," disabling sales while you're out and about, while still letting your visitors know that you'll be back soon! If you like this idea, and would like to see it implemented on FestivalNet, please add your vote!
Let Us Pay You!
We will pay you $5 for every new paid member you send our way. You can make money by simply telling others about FNO. Refer two friends, get $10, refer four, get $20... Take the cash or apply your earnings toward next year's renewal! We have tons of widgets to choose from on our new Affiliate page, and have made it easier than ever to use.
You can also access this page in your account by clicking on My Account, then click on your listed affiliate number.
Word of mouth is the best form of
advertising, and we'd like to thank you for spreading the word about FNO. You could be earning
extra cash just by referring fellow vendors or festival participants to FNO.
Quick info about our affiliate program:
We now have a new look! Go to your Affiliate Page to see the new redesign with the easier-to-read look! Be sure to hand people your business card or a custom FNO Affiliate Flyer
when you refer them to be sure you get credit when they join as a Pro Member. If you want to
learn more, go here - where you can print your own flyers to hand out.
- We pay $5 for each new pro member you send our way.
- We pay quarterly via Paypal.
- You may apply your affiliate credit towards next year's renewal.
- Referrals can come in via word of mouth or through special tracking links you use in
emails or online.