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Selling your art online
Filed under: Feature Support Tags: Selling+Online
If you take orders and sell your art online, you may be already aware that MyArtClub.Com provides the convenience of using Paypal or other payment providers to take orders. You can place your payment options with each work of art showing or you can create your own catalogue to show all your works on one page.
MyArtClub provides each artist with their own catalogue space designed to let you arrange conveniently all the various ways you may sell your work. All you need to do is specify the product and the price, and the catalogue takes care of the rest. We also offer an email order form for your customer to send you an order by email.
When the artist sets up their catalogue, a link appears from their artist page to their catalogue. The catalogue displays their art thumbnails included in the catalogue along with the information previously shown under each art page.
Each work of art can have up to 8 different offerings. Therefore you can sell your original art, giclees as well as prints of your art in different sizes and perhaps cards, then you can list all of these formats in the catalogue with different prices attached to each. You can set up your catalogue so that you can use PayPal for payment service by email or bank transfer, have the customer contact you directly for payment or sell through your merchant services account. The catalogue is linked to the individual art page so that the payment options are also available on the art page.
Here is how you do it
To turn on your artist catalog, login in to your member site, click on the link to your "Maintain artist page" and select option 8, "Add your Artist Payment Options". Select option 2 to start your catalog.
Then click on the "Art" tab or from the main menu, click on your "Maintain Art Menu" and a new column is shown that allows you to select which art images to include in your catalogue.
Update the database with your selected art images by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page. Then click on the "Edit Catalog" link beside the button to take you into the catalogue setup page. Click on the "edit" link to add your payment options for each of the items you want to sell.
This article was first published in the My Art News Letter #14
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Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 07:07
Setting up Google Analytics for your site
Filed under: Traffic+Analysis Tags: Selling+Online Google+Analytics
This blog deals with the steps you need to take to set up Google Analytics for your MyArtClub.Com website.
To start with you need to open an account with Google, then sign up for Google Analytics. With one simple code, you can set up this sophisticated tracking tool on all your MyArtClub.Com web pages.
So let's get started.
If you don't already have one, set up a Google account at www.Google.com/analytics - this is a free account. Click on 'Access Analytics' (the big blue button on the right).
Sign up for a Google Account
If you don't have an account, click on the link Create an account now. Then when you have finished creating your account, come back to this page and sign in with your Google Account.
Sign up for Google Analytics
Once you have signed up, click on the button "Sign Up" on the left side at the bottom of the page in the box "Sign Up for Google Analytics".
Enter your web address of your site. This should be your personal URL i.e. www.yourname.com or whatever you have picked as your site URL. Answer the other questions i.e. site name, time zone and country and click continue.
Enter your name on the next page and click continue.
Agree to the terms and conditions by selecting the checkbox and click on the "Create New Account" button.
On the next screen just click the "Save and Finish" Button at the bottom of the page. You don't need to copy any code to your website, that has all been looked after by MyArtClub.Com
Write down your Google Analytics Tracking Code
On the next screen you will see the "Overview" screen. Write down the number beside your website address i.e. UA-xxxxxxxx-1.
Enter your Google Analytics Tracking Code in MyArtClub.Com
You're almost there. There is just one last step. Login to your MyArtClub.Com site, and look for the link to "Market Your Site".
At the bottom of the menu, click on the link "Google Analytics Tracking Code".
Enter the UA code you wrote down from your Google Analytics account site. Click the grey button "Upload Google Tracking Code". You're done.
See how Google Analytics is tracking your site
After at least two days, log back in to your Google Analytics account and see the data collected. Click on "View Report". Come back here after a month and each month to see your statistics!
For a tour of all the features available to you, go to the Google Analytics Tour page.
The Art Marketer's view
For the Art Marketer's view on what to do to use this, please see our blog Wondering who's looking at your artist website? read more ...
Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 10:26
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