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I have just sold my first artwork - now what do I do?
I have just sold my first artwork - now what do I do?

Tip > post sale instructions for Bluethumb artists

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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

You’ve just sold your first piece through Bluethumb. This is huge! Congratulations from the whole team.  

We’d love if you could get the artwork all packed up and ready to go to its new home.

We will have sent you an email about the sale with the title "Your artwork has been sold with....", this email goes through the whole post sale process, links to import info, how to ship the work and what happens after. Please read this email in full, it extremely informative and walks you through the whole process.

Also don’t forget the following:

  • Check out this video for some basic pointers about packing your work or read our Packaging Requirements for Artists FAQ.

  • Make sure the artwork is signed (front or back) or that a certificate of authenticity (COA) has been included (we strongly encourage sending a COA template below)

  • If the work is marked as 'Ready to Hang', make sure there is a string/wire across the back so it can be hung straight out of the box

  • Feel free to add in a personal, hand-written, note along with the artwork.

We would also recommend checking a few things on your profile. It is always a good idea to have more available art on your profile. "Just Sold" attracts a lot of traffic and artists are very likely to get more attention when they've just sold a piece. It is also a great idea to share your sale news on social media (share tiles are in your sale notification email) - update your social media pages to link to your Bluethumb profile (here's how).

It also won’t hurt to fully understand your invoice and keep it somewhere safe if you're registered for GST.

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