Happy New Year to all! I know this topic has been discussed before but I would love to hear people’s personal experiences selling their paintings using auctions vs a direct pay pal link. When I look at the statistics on “whats selling” Auction sales are always the lowest. I have continued to offer my paintings through the auctions with a buy now option because I feel that the paintings will get more exposure being listed in two places, on the home page the day of listing and then the auction pages when people are actively searching through those. I have never had anyone buy using the buy now link in an auction. Have people made the transition from auctions to just buy it now pay pal link and noticed any change in sales? I am curious what the other sales listed in the statistic section are? Are they referring to Etsy, Ebay, personal website…? just wondering if there is really any reason to stick with auctions and have a percentage taken out when I do make a sale, or just make it easier for the customer and switch to pay pal link. I seem to make most of my sales when I actively share the paintings on FB and Instagram and only twice have I had auctions that were bid up from the starting bid price.
Another unrelated question but something I am curious about. I have been a member of DPW since last March, focusing primarily on 6x6 paintings. I found this a good format because I spend half of my time care taking my elderly mother and it gives me something to do and accomplish in the short amount of time that I do have to paint. But when I do have longer periods of time where I can paint I haven’t painted larger paintings because I feel as though I don’t have the patience for the process. I have gotten so used to working small and quickly. I am curious if others have experienced this? The larger paintings I have done all remain unfinished! Curious if others who paint small run into this issue?