Become a Part of the JOLAF.com Arts Community!
If you've been on the WWW for any time at all then you know that e-commerce success depends on a steady stream of targetted visitors who have a genuine interest in what you do. Talk to anyone who is making online sales and they'll tell you that is true. Visitor quality trumps visitor quantity every time.
The primary purpose of the Juried OnLine Arts Festival is to connect artists & craftspeople with gallery & shop owners, show directors, and potential retail customers. We do that by sending ongoing quality visitor traffic ~ ie, people who appreciate original art & handmade craft ~ directly into the independent websites of the exhibitors who join this art/craft web community.
When retail customers who are interested in original & handmade work like what they see on your pages, they can place an order with you or bookmark your site for further viewing; likewise, show directors can review your work and, if they think their show is a good match, send you an application for exhibiting; and gallery/show owners who come here are always looking for top quality art & craft work to include at their own venues.
So as the old saying goes, "to sell you must be seen", and nowhere is that more true than on the WWW. It's a huge mistake to think that search engines in and of themselves will send all the traffic you need ~ they probably won't. When you become part of JOLAF, you provide the public the opportunity to see what you are doing, and the more online galleries like JOLAF.com that you join, the more targetted visitors you'll receive. As your targetted visitor count goes up, so too will the likelihood for success.
In a nutshell, that is the key to marketing on the World Wide Web ~ being seen by people who are happy to support what you do, because they are interested in what you do.
What About Sales?
At the Juried OnLine Arts Festival, 100% of all interactions are strictly between the artists and their buyers. We do not take a percentage of any sales that exhibitors may make because we understand that professional artists & craftspeople are perfectly capable of handling their own transactions, so we stay entirely out of the money loop.
Once these potential customers are in your own domain, they can focus exclusively on your own artwork ~ providing you with the opportunity for a sale, or the opportunity for further exposure via a gallery, shop or show.
It is Easy to Become a JOLAF Exhibitor Link Member!
If you already have a website that presents your original art / handmade craft, and you would like to join JOLAF's professional arts community to expand your online exposure, the basic membership fee is only $30 per year for multiple listings within this online gallery. The process is quick and easy: First go to our criteria page, and if you feel you meet those guidelines, complete the short submission forms.
Read the JOLAF... [Exhibiting Criteria]
New JOLAF Artists: If you are joining JOLAF for the first time, and have received an acceptance email from us, you can
safely send your payment by going to the... [New Member Cart]
Maintenance Services for Existing Websites: If you already have a site and simply need help maintaining & updating it, we have been doing that for professional artists for well over a decade, so we understand the kind of priorities that come with being a professional artist or craftsperson. Go to the... [site maintenance info]
Renewing JOLAF Artists: You can safely send your annual membership by going to our online... [Secure Renewal Cart]
Next step... [Become an Exhibiting Artist at JOLAF]
Custom Designed Website: For any artist who does not have a site, you can find details about presenting your own original art/craft on the WWW via your own professionally designed ecommerce website. Read the info for a... [New Website Design]
If you have questions you can contact:
Steve Reynolds & Ann Contois at the Juried OnLine Arts Festival
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