The ArtRave Categories [ are located to the right hand side of any ArtRave website page]
The ArtRave Categories menu is also published on other websites affiliated with ArtRave & ArtRave blogs.
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Members are free to use the comment text box to promote and sell their art commission free, direct to buyers.
Use the little tool bar atop the text box that has a camera icon, to place an individual pic of your Art/craft/handmade jewelry etc., along with editing in the Description of your art : Title, medium used, size, shipping info, price, contact info etc, added along with your art picture so that you can show or offer your art for sale, commission free, on ArtRave Categories.
All submissions have to be ‘family friendly’ suitable for all ages to view as we do not filter art.
No nudity, profanity or illicit art is allowed and must not be submitted or you could be banned from using the site..
The ArtRave Categories menu is a java script menu which I post to numerous websites.
Viewers of other websites and pages can then access the category from anywhere online by clicking on any category/ topic. They will then find your ads instantly and be able to connect them to your mini webpage here on ArtRave.
Your free mini webpage given free when you become a member of ArtRave, has text boxes that you can customize to promote your art.
You can use it as your homepage .
Your webpage is a very valuable tool and asset when starting out online, especially if you do not have your own website.
It also is a good home base ‘hub’ to use if you as an artist have multiple websites.
You can list all your internet art related sites, blogs, shops, galleries & contact information on your own customizable home web page, including placing your own paypal payment receiving.
[Learn how to make a Paypal button in the Forum]
Keep all your internet sites, links etc here in one easy to access place. Make it a wealth of information to any viewer seeking to know more about you and where you sell your art online.
I have developed this system to provide free promotional advertising for all artists.
Originally I built this site specifically to be a hub for all my own online art & websites, but later opened it so other artists can join and promote their art alongside my own.
I made instructional forum posts including how-to-do’s, tutorials , where to advertise, how to advertise and more so any artist can use the resources here to develop their own websites as well.
I advertise online so other artists can learn to do likewise or piggyback along with my ads which offer viewers a variety of art.
This site is ever evolving as I learn new venues for us as artists to use online,therefore there will be changes along the way that will be designed to making each member’s art more visible to the public and easier to find in search engines to those seeking to buy art.
I share the info for the do-it=yourselfers, it is labor intensive and very time consuming for me but for artists wanting more specific custom attention I had to develop several upgraded membership levels , which I now have in place on site .
Check here: COMPARE TYPES OF ARTRAVE MEMBERSHIPS
These levels of memberships began to evolve when my current hosting company started charging money for the site, so I have to pay extra for each feature.
Using the groups/club feature to showcase art, didnt raise the costs that I have to pay monthly so, so I developed this feature to create the ArtRave Categories & clubs for cross promotion links to other popular art print sites. I have been telling members to use this FREE feature to their benefit.The more art listed there, the more viewers it will attract which will benefit all the artists who use the feature.
ArtRave Categories currently remains free to all members.
The ArtRave Gallery feature includes slideshows & include off site web hosting, This include the monthly fee on the bandwidth usage we have to pay our hosting company.
As a result of the hosting charges which I pay monthly, it is necessary that the cost be paid by those using the Gallery feature here at ArtRave by the creation of various levels of membership.
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I strive to keep ArtRave to include free memberships as well as to be affordable for all artists,
Donations from viewers and members will enable poor artists to post their art into the ArtRave Categories and for some to keep their current Gallery simply by requesting a waiver on subscription costs due to economic hardship.
Currently many Gallery members are being supported by donations, however donations currently being received have not met the costs of ArtRave and we are running at a deficit and need help. I am working without salary and have personally devoted over 8,000 working hours to development of this site to help other artists!
I want to invite all art promoters & art advertisers to come and advertise here on ArtRave, to help offset operating costs and will gladly accept any size donation to help keep the site running.Using the Paypal Donation button makes supporting ArtRave easy with a click of the button provided and the amount is up to the individual as to what they would like to donate.
Members, Supporters & Advertisers can help by ordering a banner ad which is a low cost ad displayed on our front page & included on other websites, blogs & more.
Lowcost Ad prices are the most economical anywhere on the internet~!!
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My slideshow banner ads start at only $3.50 a month and these slideshow ads get promoted on numerous websites online so you can advertise any site where you sell or your ArtRave webpage that you can post all your sites at~ so the advertising here can have phenominal results.
Artists wishing to advertise on and offsite, can buy an annual banner ad which will automatically promote and advertise their art online, I have developed some ‘Top 100’ sites that are exclusive to 100 artists per site which will bolster any artist’s presence in search engines to those seeking art.
Here are the current sites and memberships available for only $25/year
1.]TOP 100 FEATURED ARTISTS
2.]TOP 100 PORTRAIT ARTISTS
3.]TOP 100 SPACE ARTISTS
4.]TOP 100 ETSY JEWELRY MAKERS
5.]TOP 100 Pet & Wildlife Artists
6.]100 TOP ABSTRACT ARTISTS
7.]BEST ACEO’s ONLINE
I am just a single artist like the rest of you, trying to work online and have devoted most my time over the passed two years in free labor promoting all ArtRave artists.
ArtRave is growing and getting better known all over the internet but needs help & support so each poor artist can show & sell their art.
I do not charge any commissions for using the site to sell art and
allow artists to show and sell direct to buyers.
The basic Gallery membership includes uploading up to 60 pictures into the gallery part of this site for only $3 a month through Paypal subscription which can be canceled any time ~
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For those seeking to be part of the elite family friendly ArtRave Gallery who have alot of art to display, a Premium Gallery membership allows up to 200 pictures to be posted for only $7.95 a month hosting fee~! This includes the use of sharable slideshows we host all over the internet~!
APAS Gallery memberships include more personalized labor on my part to specifically promote members of APAS, for only $12.95 a month that I will advertise and promote your art here and elsewhere online~! This includes up to 200 pictures in the ArtRave Gallery as well.~!
This is for all artists that basically can use the forums to do their own promotions, but enables the artist to have up to 60 pictures hosted here and to also helps the site to grow. AS a gallery member you can then use the slideshow feature to ‘share’ and copy the embedded code to post anywhere online you want, although it is hosted here which means I have to pay the hosting fees to the hosting company which happens to be Ning.
I also have several other sites linked to this one that have free galleries on them that you can upload your art to that have no current hosting fees. I try to find and develop as many free sources for artists as I can.
ArtRave is unique among Art network sites as you are allowed to promote any art site you belong to. Many other art sites wont allow cross promotions but here it is encouraged as the purpose is to help artists collectively. We have had over 32,000+ unique visitors since starting and some of our artists, such as Nan Wright & Murphy Elliott have had sales through being listed here in our clubs and using links to their POD sites.
Please take some time to explore ArtRave Supergroups & Clubs Directory .and our How-to do self help FORUM
List your art topically in the ArtRave Categories that apply. List them also in the Art by Price categories. See some of the current clubs an sign in to post links back to the appropriate clubs, such as Fine Art America, Imagekind, Zazzle and so on [ if you belong to them ] or go to their sites, join and then come back and post links to those galleries or shops. The more you can promote, the better it is for you to get known online and the better known you get, the better the chances of meeting the promoters or buyers that would be interested in your work. Art online is extremely competitive, so making your work stand out is accomplished by promotions.
I can hold uploaded submissions in the approval bay for 24 hours, in case you wish to upgrade to one of the gallery memberships, which in that case can then be approved and posted.
If you do not wish the basic gallery membership ] $3 month subscription through Paypal ] or an enhanced membership, there is no pressure to do so, however your pictures can not then be in the Gallery due to hosting fees.
If you can and do decide to upgrade, just choose which level you want on the comparison page and go through the Paypal button checkout. Paypal then notifies me and I can approve up to 60 pictures [3 gallery pages] and add your name to the Artists ID list and provide you with an artist id that is designed to help get you into google searches.
Have a great day 🙂