Friday, August 5, 2011
Artfire basic accounts- 10 days left to start your PRO free trial
Do you have a free basic seller account on Artfire? As of August 16, 2011 your account will be downgraded to a buyer only account.
WHAAATT?? WHY do you say?
Well, Artfire basic accounts were never meant to be free forever. It was created so that you can get set , and then convert to a Pro account. After all, Pro accounts make most of the money, right?
I made the decision way back when to get in on the $5.95 per month deal, some months I make enough to cover it, and others I don't. I keep my shop open, paying the fee, because it takes money to make money.
Is it worth it to spend the money each month and take a loss due to lack of sales? ABSOLUTELY!
Artfire gives you the exposure that you work have to work very hard at if you were to have a stand alone website. Your shop is submitted to Google, you can be found in the generic site searches, they promote the ARTFIRE shopping platform, which helps you in the end.
Apart from shop exposure, sellers also have a wealth of information available to them. there is support through the Arfire Guilds (and of curse, the You Can Sell It guild is the best one), and through the Artfire forums.
If you are a basic seller, and you upgrade your account by August 15, 2011 you will be locked into the $9.95 per month rate. After then, the rate goes up to $11.95. Still a really great deal for what you get.
AND when you sign up, you get the first 30 days free.. come on.. you know with a little bit of effort you can make $10 to cover your fees for the next month.
So, what are you waiting for? Upgrade today!