Many artists sell art online and they make a lot of money in the process. This also enables them to improve their profile value online. Looking at this more and more artist jump on to the online selling bandwagon. However, not everyone who ventures into the online sales mode enjoy the same level of success. Some even get their fingers burnt and run into the risk of losing their work and copyrights to their work. If you are thinking of selling your art work online you need to stop for a moment and ask whether there are any risks online in selling one’s artwork.
Before you put out your paintings for sale online you are going to make sure that you are absolutely safe. You do not have to panic and there is no need to be paranoid. When you are planning to sell your work online so many possibilities and opportunities are there. Similarly there are also so many risks. It is only prudent to just get those risks listed so that you would know what you should be prepared for.
One of the most common issues that artists face when they sell their work online is that they are unable to withdraw the sale proceedings. Their money gets locked in the network that they are using to promote their work. This is mainly because they have not invested enough time to screen their networks carefully. If only they were to run a quick security check they would not be facing any such issues. You are not the first one to make use of such platforms and networks. Already so many people would have used those networks and in such cases you will be able to find reviews and ratings posted by the users. If the ratings and reviews are not good then, you need to make sure that you stay away from such platforms and networks. It is lot easier to protect yourself based on these reviews and feedbacks. If you are thinking of using any other networks do the same security check or background check with those networks too. This will help you sell your work in a highly trustworthy network. Once you find the right networks you will not have to worry about any such risks because you will be able to upload all your future work also in those reliable networks.
One more factor that you should be mindful of is your copyrights. You own the copyright of your work. As an artist you are the rightful owner of your copyright and you should not lose it to the online networks that sell your work. Before uploading your work check the terms and conditions to understand how things work in terms of artist copyrights. You will not be able to do anything once you agree to the terms and conditions. It is best to check all these factors in advance so that you do not regret your hasty decisions later.