Basics of Studio

 How to Sell Art on Studio 

 

*When selling an item on CreatorCo think about that post as being a flyer on a poll. CreatorCo in no way was made around the idea of selling products, and so selling anything on CreatorCo is really just a promotion and CreatorCo in no way has anything to do with that transaction. You take responsibility for the item you post and the transaction. Keep this also in mind when buying something from a CreatorCo member. If you sense something that you think goes against the CreatorCo police or breaks the law, please contact us in the chat feature on the lower right-hand corner, with an attached screenshot. If you are unable to add a screenshot provide the user's name and post title.

  • Getting Started | First, you’re going to want to go onto the Studio Art Community; the main hub for you to share and sell your art, or take commissions. Then, before you start make sure you’ve signed up and art logged in. If you haven’t signed up, you can either use your own personal email or use a business email that you’ve made for your art sales. You can also use FaceBook or Google+ to sign up.

  • Creating your Post | Once you’re signed up and ready to begin you’re going to want to click on the “Create a new post” field in the upper left-hand corner.

  • Giving your Piece a Title | From there you’re going to want to give your piece a title. If you simply want to share your art then the title and your name is a great way of helping your audience understand what the post and piece are. Although if you want to sell your post you’re going to want to include a set fee for the art piece unless you want to allow for members of the community to bid for the art piece in the comment section. (We personally recommend using a set fee to avoid any confusion, and to satisfy both you and the customer).

  • Uploading your Art | Make sure you have either a scanned image of the piece or a photo of it, in order for you to be able to have an image to upload. To upload the image you’re going to want to click on the camera icon in the lower left-hand corner. From that point on, whether you are on a computer or mobile device, you will have to choose the image you want to upload of your piece.

  • Editing the Image you have Uploaded | Once you have uploaded an image, it will appear in your work space. If you click on the image a multitude of options will pop up. To understand each one we have labeled a infographic for you to understand the resources available for you to the fullest extent. We recommend that you use the largest possible option for your art work, as though it is the centerpiece of your post and the large form-factor allows for the possible clients to get a closer look. 

  • Adding Info about your Piece | We recommend that under the artwork that you posted you should add some information regarding the medium that the art was done in, as well as some contact information for a possible buyer to contact you at. We recommend leaving your Twitter, FaceBook, or Instagram so that a possible buyer is able to find you and direct message you.

  • Posting your Artwork | Now that’s all done, you’re ready to post. All you have to do is click on the “Publish” button in the lower right-hand corner and you are done. Clicking the “Cancel” button will result in your post being disregarded. Also please do keep in mind that the platform does not save any drafts, and so you will need to either publish your post or completely disregard it before exiting the website.

  • Selling your artwork + Financial Advice | When selling your artwork we recommend using a platform such as PayPal to receive payments. For more information visit paypal.com. For financial advice, we just wanted to say that if you are under 18, please talk to a parent or guardian before selling art, so that they are aware of any online transactions or sales you are doing. We would like to inform you that to our knowledge when accepting payments you do have to pay Tax, but in the state of Illinois (we do not know if this applies in any other state), if you make under $500 during each tax year, you are exempted from taxes. CreatorCo is not a website focused on Financial Advice and so we only [provide you with tips on the creative and sharing side.  

  • Get some Buzz around your post | Sharing your post on different social media websites through the already integrated share feature, is a great way of creating some buzz around your post and attracting a new audience to your page on Studio. If you also want to share the link to your post you can do that by clicking the link icon. We wish you the best of luck, and we know you’ll do an amazing job at creating a space that really shows the world who you are. We also recommend that you read the following articles for more helpful tips on how to expand your image on Studio and gain a bigger audience: Managing your Profile | How can you use your Studio Profile in Business? | PR? What is it, and how can it help me as an individual grow?

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 Sell Fashion on Studio 

 

*When selling an item on CreatorCo think about that post as being a flyer on a poll. CreatorCo in no way was made around the idea of selling products, and so selling anything on CreatorCo is really just a promotion and CreatorCo in no way has anything to do with that transaction. You take responsibility for the item you post and the transaction. Keep this also in mind when buying something from a CreatorCo member. If you sense something that you think goes against the CreatorCo police or breaks the law, please contact us in the chat feature on the lower right-hand corner, with an attached screenshot. If you are unable to add a screenshot provide the user's name and post title.

 

  • Getting Started | (When referencing a Fashion Article we mean a piece of clothing, jewelry, shoes, cosmetics, etc.) First, you’re going to want to go to the Studio Fashion Community, the main hub for you to share and sell your fashion, or to take on commissions for your fashion articles. Then, before you start make sure you’ve signed up and art logged in. If you haven’t signed up, you can either use your own personal email or use a business email that you’ve made for your fashion sales. You can also use Facebook or Google+ to sign up.

  • Creating your Post | Once you’re signed up and ready to begin you’re going to want to click on the “Create a new post” field in the upper left-hand corner.

  • Giving your Piece a Title | From there you’re going to want to give you fashion article a name. If you simply want to show off what you have on or the piece, then we recommend that the title that reflects the mood or the artistic style of the piece is a great way to help your audience understand what the post is about. Although if you want to sell the peace in your post, you’re going to want to include a set fee for it, unless you want to allow for the members of the community to bid for the art piece in the comment section. (We personally recommend using a set fee to avoid any confusion, and to satisfy both you and the customer).

  • Uploading your Piece |  Make sure you have either a scanned image of the piece or a photo of it, in order for you to be able to have an image to upload. To upload the image you’re going to want to click on the camera icon in the lower left-hand corner. From that point on, whether you are on a computer or mobile device, you will have to choose the image you want to upload of your piece.

  • Editing the Image you have Uploaded | Once you have uploaded an image, it will appear in your workspace. If you click on the image a multitude of options will pop up. To understand each one we have labeled an infographic for you to understand the resources available for you to the fullest extent. We recommend that you use the largest possible option for your piece, as though it is the Editing the Image you have Uploaded | Once you have uploaded an image, it will appear in your workspace. If you click on the image a multitude of options will pop up. To understand each one we have labeled an infographic for you to understand the resources available for you to the fullest extent. We recommend that you use the largest possible option for your piece, as though it is the centerpiece of your post and the large form-factor allows for the possible clients to get a closer look. 

  • Adding Info about your Piece | We recommend that under the piece you put a little of information about it. If you are only posting the piece as a collection item for your profile and you just want to show it off, then write about how the piece makes you feel, if you made it or where you got it from. If you are selling the piece try to include some description of the fabric and quality of the item. We also recommend leaving your Twitter, FaceBook, or Instagram so that a possible buyer is able to find you and direct message you.

  • Posting your Artwork | Now that’s all done, you’re ready to post. All you have to do is click on the “Publish” button in the lower right-hand corner and you are done. Clicking the “Cancel” button will result in your post being disregarded. Also please do keep in mind that the platform does not save any drafts, and so you will need to either publish your post or completely disregard it before exiting the website.

  • Selling your Fashion Article + Financial Advice | When selling your fashion article we recommend using a platform such as PayPal to receive payments. For more information visit paypal.com. For financial advice, we just wanted to say that if you are under 18, please talk to a parent or guardian before selling anything, so that they are aware of any online transactions or sales you are doing. We would like to inform you that to our knowledge when accepting payments you do have to pay Tax, but in the state of Illinois (we do not know if this applies in any other state), if you make under $500 during each tax year, you are exempted from taxes. CreatorCo is not a website focused on Financial Advice and so we only provide you with tips on the creative and sharing side.  

  • Get some Buzz around your post | Sharing your post on different social media websites through the already integrated share feature, is a great way of creating some buzz around your post and attracting a new audience to your page on Studio. If you also want to share the link to your post you can do that by clicking the link icon. We wish you the best of luck, and we know you’ll do an amazing job at creating a space that really shows the world who you are. We also recommend that you read the following articles for more helpful tips on how to expand your image on Studio and gain a bigger audience: Managing your Profile | How can you use your Studio Profile in Business? | PR? What is it, and how can it help me as an individual grow?

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 YouTubers + Video Creators 

 
  • Getting started | Due to the versatility of the Studio platform, YouTubers and Video Creators are able to use the platform in order to allow for their followers to have a constant update stream of when the post videos. Whenever a fan follows your account, and you post your video on Studio, the follower will be notified that you posted a video, and it will allow for them to be able to click on it and watch it, still gaining your ad revenue and views.

 

  • Choose a Category | You’re going to want to choose a category to which you think your video fits best in. No matter what category you chose your follower will be able to see the video. 

 

  • Posting the Video | On the upper left-hand corner of each category, after you have selected it, there is a “Create a New Post” button. Click on that in order to get to your workspace.

 

 First, you're going to want to give the post a title, we recommend that it the same as the title of your video.

 

To add the video click on the “Add a Video” option on the film camera icon. There you will be instructed to add an URL link, and it will automatically be added. From that moment on you have some options as to where you would like to have your video in the post. Clicking on the video will allow you to access the editing tab. For how each icon works look on the infographic provided below. We recommend that you make your video large and center so that it is the main thing attracting the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding text to your post will allow you to add more information about anything you would like, including video description or promotional content. This is a great area to interact with your audience as well.

 

  • Publishing your post | Once you are done all you have to do is click publish, and all of your followers are informed that you uploaded a new video.

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PR? What is it and how do I use it? 

  • PR stands for Public Relations, and the first thing you have to understand before you get started with PR is that you don’t buy advertising or send out mail, but instead you try to make connections with people in an unpaid way in order for the word about you or your brand to get out. When doing PR you have to maintain the image of whatever it is you are PRing about (yes, we did just say PRing…). At CreatorCo we do PR by sending out emails to different influencers with an explanation of what we do, and how they can benefit from using Studio and other CreatorCo Products.  Personally, we feel that if you want to get a good look at PR, read Forbes’ article by Robert Wynne, Five Things Everyone Should Know About Public Relations. We hope this helped, and that you have a great time building not only your brand, company, or profile, but also communicating and talking to so many amazing new people!