Become a Part of the JOLAF.com Online 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 affordably connect artists & craftspeople with individuals who appreciate original art and handmade craft, including gallery & shop owners, show directors, and potential retail customers who wish to make a purchase for themselves or as a gift. We do that by sending ongoing quality visitor traffic 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 directly 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 ~ in fact, they probably won't. When you become part of JOLAF, you provide the public with another 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.
Go to our... [Application Form]
What About Sales?
At the Juried OnLine Arts Festival, 100% of all your online 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.
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JOLAF Membership Fees
· First Year Membership ~ $30 ~ Make payment by credit card, PayPal, or check.
· (Optional) Listings in Additional JOLAF Mediums ~ $5/medium (assuming your extra medium is an appropriate match)
· Additional Years Membership Renewal (after first year) ~ $10/yr
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 first-time basic membership fee is only $30 for a descriptive listing in your medium and under your own name. 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]
Additional Information & Services...
Renewing JOLAF Artists: You can easily & safely renew your membership by going to our online... [Secure Renewal Cart]
[Become an Exhibiting Artist at JOLAF]
Maintenance & Updating Assistance 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. We can also help you integrate a Mals E-com cart into your site.
Go to the... [Site Maintenance Information]
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 e-commerce 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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