How to Sell Your Art Online

The Act of Valor Poem Story

How I Sold $30,000 + of One Image Online and You Can Too!!

A few years ago I was asked to go to a movie. It was one of those movies acted by real military people. It was a very good movie and it was very popular within the community of people that were interested in that kind of movie.
At the end of the movie there was a very powerful quote from the great Native American leader chief Tecumseh. It is known in my mind as the Act of Valor Poem  See quote below.

Chief Tecumseh Poem

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
~ Chief Tecumseh
Act of Valor Poem


That poem moved me very deeply and the next day I went to breakfast with a friend and he talked about the same poem and how it moved him so deeply.

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So that day I went online and found the text for the poem and posted it to my website. That weekend I received 45,000 hits on my website of people looking for that poem. I knew I had struck a nerve.


 See the rest of the story on the video here!



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The Original Chief Tecumseh Poem – Print Purchase Print Here.


Take actions on what you hear in that inner voice – Do what moves you.  The Chief Tecumseh Poem moved me.
Just because you are photographer does not mean you can not create other stuff also.
Focus on Niche Communities
You must be blogging
You must figure out how to make Google and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) work for you

To see the original post that started all of this off just go here.   Act of Valor Poem


So I hope this article has given you some great examples of how to really sell your art.  Once you understand the basics of selling you can really start to get creative but in general make sure you are blogging. Google loves well written fresh content.

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Remember marketing is all about trial and error. Try many different routes and then use what works.

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