Someone once told me...'It must be nice to be able to paint all day, everyday...like you do."....WHAT???
I had NO idea of how many things were really 'involved' in selling original art, prints, etc..online but, I did know I wouldn't just be painting. I've done arts and crafts shows since the early 80s..and there's a lot involved with those...I just didn't realize how much more 'behind the scenes' work was involved with online sales.
There's all kind of supplies to order and keep on hand (thus a certain amount of inventory is necessary)..
pictures to take, crop, correct, enhance (to get the best representation of what is going to be listed)..then, it's necessary..from time to time..to clean out all of the extra pictures accumulating on the computer..
a studio to clean...an office/printing/packing center to clean and organize...
packages to pack...and shipping to do (trips to USPS or UPS)
correspondence to do....listings to manage...sites to update (yikes!!...I haven't updated my website in weeks!!)
....and this is just the 'tip of the iceberg'...
Eventually... though not everyday... I do get to paint/ either on canvas or with my computer (in Photoshop)...and it all 'comes together'.... and I am happy:)