Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Deal That Can't Be Beat! Artfire @ $5.95/mo for LIFE!

If you currently have a Basic or Pro account with Artfire you already know about this promotion. For those who do not know about it, this is inside information. Only those with an Artfire Shop know about this. 

In order to get this $5.95/month rate (Which is a Pro Account), Artfire needs 20,000 people to get in on the Group Rate.  Don't have a basic account? That's okay...you just need to sign up for a basic account (free) to get early access. A quick run through the highlights:

To Get In On This Deal, sign up for a basic account and then be sure to go back and click on the "To Get In On This Deal" to be included in the group rate. Deadline is Monday, 9-20.  Signing up is important...
***If Artfire does not get to the 20,000, no one will get the rate***  You will NOT be charged anything.

On ArtFire.com your bill will always be $5.95/mth.
Whether you sell $1,000 or $100,000 this year, you will still pay only $5.95/month.
There are no hidden fees.
There is no contract.
There are no games.

The $5.95 comes out to short of 20 cents a day! Post as many items as you want everyday.


  1. I'm really excited about this! I signed up too so hopefully it will happen!!!

  2. First, how did you get so savvy! Oh, right! I remember. Second, what's the benefit of Artfire over its competitors? I'm a digital artist. I have Zazzle shops because they're free and an Etsy shop, which I haven't had time to develop yet, that is *very* inexpensive. Also a free studio on Imagekind, a free website through Webs.com (true, domain name is $50/yr) and a free Flickr Studio. Why go with or add Artfire?


  3. That may be a tough call for you since you're a digital artist. Zazzle makes sense for you. Can't say that I know many digital artists on Artfire or other shop fronts. But that doesn't mean anything either. Artfire is growing and it's growing fast. The 5.95/mo comes out cheaper than Etsy. It's also a top level shop front as well in terms of search engines. I am finding for me, that those who buy from me on my other shops but not Etsy are fellow crafters. Artfire is also connected to the Google Base. So items show up higher and more likely in Google searches. I can honestly say, I get little to no action from free venues. I participate mainly for link action since I do jewelry, super competitive stuff. I think it's a case of you get what you pay for. I also believe in be where the buyers are. Some people don't shop on Etsy because it's too big and finding other places to buy handmade. Some of why I'm everywhere is part of the branding, creating top of mind, "gosh, she's everywhere, must be a big deal." kind of mentality. I think being active on Twitter and Facebook is important too. Google caches all those tweets and postings.

    I have slowly started to eliminate some of my free shopfronts that just aren't producing much. Low views, no sales, etc.

    Hope that helps.

  4. I really appreciate your taking the time to offer your analysis of the various shopkeeping options. The conclusion I'm coming to is that I need to purchase a very good printer. I'll look further into ArtFire (do they offer a bonus for referrals? If they have a referral program, please let me know).


    P.S. As I'm sure you know, theft is a real problem in the e-malls and e-galleries.

  5. No, they don't have a referral program anymore. Disappointing. And Zibbet is getting rid of theirs if they haven't already. Thank you for asking!


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