I have a question for you all, if you don't mind. Hopefully it's not too sensitive a topic (if it is, please feel free to give me a one fingered salute and send me packing ) OK, now that I've given it such a great buildup, here it is:
Is selling fine art prints from a web site worthwhile? I'm not asking for dollar amounts or quantities, obviously. I'm just curious whether web-based stores get only occasional sales, or whether they are significant contributors to the bottom line (lets say 20% or more of annual gross). Do web-based sales compare favorably with gallery sales and/or art fair sales in earnings? Obviously, the big name photogs will get lots of web-store traffic, but what about the average guy or gal who does good work but doesn't have lots of name recognition?