For Artists

FAQs & articles for Australian artists wanting to sell art on Bluethumb

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113 articles in this collection
Written by Edward Hartley, Sheeraz Haider, Freddy Grant and 11 others
Managing Your Artworks

Uploading an artwork

Listing artworks > best practice on how to upload an artwork - key points and trouble shooting.
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

How to mark an artwork as sold?

Steps to mark an artwork as sold if you've sold it elsewhere
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How does commissioning work via Bluethumb?

Listing artworks > what's involved in commissioning an artwork via Bluethumb for a collector
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Written by Amélia Davis
Updated over a week ago

How can I edit my artworks?

Editing > a short overview for how Bluethumb artists can change their artwork details
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How to make an artwork available but with delayed dispatch notice?

When your work is available for purchase but can't be shipped immediately
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

How to write an artwork description

Images & descriptions > some tips for Bluethumb artists to write a great description to match your great artwork
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How to mark an artwork available?

Listing artworks > an easy way to mark your artwork unavailable on Bluethumb
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

How should I photograph my artwork?

Images & descriptions > practical tips to help ensure your artwork looks the best it can online
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Written by Megan George
Updated over a week ago

Framing Preview Image Tile

Everything you need to know about this new image tile
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

How to mark an artwork as 'Unavailable' on Bluethumb?

See how to change availability of your artworks on Bluethumb
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How to tag your artwork with specific colours?

With the updated colour selection, you can specify up to two dominant colours for your artworks.
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Mockup frames to use for display in your artworks

Use these frame images to mock up your artworks in frames to show collectors what the artworks might look like
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

Bluethumb introduces framing (and how it affects you as an artist)!

Read how Bluethumb takes care of framing for our collectors and the steps to be taken by you as an artist.
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

How to use keyword tags

Listing artworks > top tips for describing artworks with keyword tags when uploading
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago

Frequently asked questions by collectors

Listing artworks > top 7 questions and queries from Bluethumb collectors when finding that perfect artwork
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

What kind of art can I sell on Bluethumb?

Listing artworks > a brief guide to which artworks Bluethumb does and does not accept from artists
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Can I sell framed artwork?

Listing artworks > a short guide to selling framed artworks for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Freddy Grant
Updated over a week ago

How do I list a diptych or a triptych?

Listing artworks > guide for Bluethumb artists wanting to upload a multi-panel artwork
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Written by Eden Wellings
Updated over a week ago

Where can I find my recently published art?

Listing artworks > how Bluethumb artists can view recent uploads
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

Can I sell work by other artists?

Listing artworks > artist guidelines for ensuring Bluethumb artworks are original and unique
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Written by Edward Hartley
Updated over a week ago

How to price your work and pricing requirements for artists on Bluethumb

Pricing > pricing requirements and considerations for artists
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Written by Amélia Davis
Updated over a week ago

Why isn't the price of my artwork changing from $0 or $30?

Pricing > quick tips for Bluethumb artists having difficulty changing artwork pricing
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

I can't upload my artwork photos

Images & descriptions > a quick tip for Bluethumb artists having difficulty with artwork image uploads
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Why are my images being uploaded upside down?

Images & descriptions > a quick tip for Bluethumb artists to fix upside down artworks
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Why can't I publish my artwork? / Why isn't the image appearing when I'm trying to upload?

Images & descriptions > what to do if your uploaded Bluethumb artwork is not visible
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How should I write my artist bio?

Artist bio > tips for Bluethumb artists on how to craft a bio that's interesting and intriguing to collectors
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

Is my profile picture important?

Artist bio > our top tips for snapping a great portrait of you
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How do I edit artworks I've already uploaded?

Editing > need to change something in an artwork you've already uploaded? Bluethumb artists read on...
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Written by Stephen Tschaepe
Updated over a week ago

My artwork is listed as 'Ready to Hang', how do I change/edit it?

Editing > short guide for Bluethumb artists outlining the difference between 'Ready to Hang' and 'Unframed'
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How to reorder my artworks in my profile?

Editing > a quick tip on how to rearrange artworks for sale for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

How to remove the word 'copy' from an artwork?

Editing > a quick editing tip for Bluethumb artists duplicating an artwork listing
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago
Promotion and best practices

Keyword #tags for your artworks

What are keywords, why are they important and how to write them?
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

How to use Bluethumb Inbox to convert conversations into sales

Best tips and to-do's to convert Bluethumb inbox messages into sales
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

Best Practices

Tips > some great resources for Bluethumb artists new and old, to help make your profile attractive and visible to art collectors
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Written by Eden Wellings
Updated over a week ago

Can I sell my artwork through means other than Bluethumb?

Getting started > things for artists to remember if selling art outside Bluethumb
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

How selling through Bluethumb brings you more sales.

Bluethumb marketing > ripple effects when you sell an artwork through Bluethumb vs offline/directly and just mark it as sold?
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Written by Edward Hartley
Updated over a week ago

Pricing uniformity and other best practices for Bluethumb artists

Tips > guidelines and research backed suggestions to help artists increase sales and revenue via online art markets and galleries
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Written by Amélia Davis
Updated over a week ago

How to take advantage of Bluethumb's marketing efforts?

Bluethumb marketing > understanding how Bluethumb's marketing works and how to be a part of it to get more sales
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

Tips to increase engagement and sales on Bluethumb

Tips > best practices to help increases interaction and sales online
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated this week

How to link my Instagram account to my Bluethumb Profile?

Tips > step-by-step instructions to link your Instagram profile to your Bluethumb profile
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How to link your Facebook shop to your Bluethumb shop?

Tips > an easy way to connect your Bluethumb shop to your Facebook shop
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

How can I promote my artwork?

Tips > practical tips for Bluethumb artists to help promote their art to potential collectors
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Written by Eden Wellings
Updated over a week ago

Why haven't I been promoted on the Bluethumb website or social media?

Tips > increasing your chances of being promoted by Bluethumb
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Written by Eden Wellings
Updated over a week ago

Guide to using Bluethumb Artist promote tools

Tools > promote tools to help you drive more traffic
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago

Promote tools guide for Gmail

Tools > using promote tools with Gmail emails
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago

Promote tools guide for Wordpress

Tools > using promote tools with Wordpress (with video)
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago

Bluethumb Promotions

Bluethumb marketing > article describing Bluethumb's artist promotions
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Artwork licensing tips

Licensing > an overview of licensing your artworks for commercial projects plus a handy glossary
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago
Communication and Policies

I've made my first sale - what to do next?

Tip > post sale instructions for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Someone wants to visit my studio and purchase directly - how do I go about this?

Collector communication > a collector has reached out to you directly and wants to pickup the artwork directly from the studio - read on
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Bluethumb Communication Policy

Best practices when communicating directly with collectors
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

External links and personal contact on Bluethumb profiles

Collector communication > external links
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Bluethumb Inbox: How to use it and things to keep in mind

Tips and guidelines for using the brand new direct communication tool on Bluethumb
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Direct contact from collectors. Questions to ask and best practices.

Collector communication > best practice when contacted by collectors directly
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Tips and best practice when commissioning an artwork for a collector

Points to consider when creating a custom artwork for a collector | Artist | Bluethumb
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Written by Amélia Davis
Updated over a week ago

Commissioning a new artwork? Here are the steps involved.

Terms and conditions to share with collectors when working on a commission/custom piece on Bluethumb
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Sales Best Practices for Bluethumb Artists

Things to keep in mind when communicating with collectors via Bluethumb
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago
Logistics

My artwork has been delivered to the collector. How do I mark it as delivered for payment?

This article explains how to mark an order's status as 'Delivered'
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

I've sent my order via Australia Post. How do I update the tracking details to share with the collector?

A quick guide on updating the status of your order to 'Shipped' and send tracking details to the Collector.
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Changing Freight Policy

Freight policy > update notice March 2020
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Written by Edward Hartley
Updated over a week ago

Your Go-to Guide on Shipping

Shipping > instruction on how to pack and send your artwork after a sale on Bluethumb
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

How to list artworks when you're self-shipping your artworks/orders (and not using Bluethumb)

a step by step guide on how to list artworks so there's no additional shipping cost allocated for Bluethumb shipping
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

I've made a sale, how do I book a courier for my artwork?

Shipping & couriers > an overview of what to do to help deliver your artwork from artist studio, to Bluethumb collector
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Written by Stephen Tschaepe
Updated over a week ago

How do I book a courier, and how does the pickup work?

Shipping & couriers > instructions for booking an artwork courier online with Bluethumb
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Written by Stephen Tschaepe
Updated over a week ago

I haven't received my shipping labels and artwork is being picked up soon!

Shipping & couriers > a short overview on courier labels for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Arna Gaco
Updated over a week ago

A collector has just purchased multiple artworks. How does the shipping work?

Shipping & couriers > quick recap on what to do for Bluethumb artists selling more than one artwork to the same buyer
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Written by Amélia Davis
Updated over a week ago

I Have an International Sale! What's Next?

Shipping & couriers > a quick recap on selling art internationally with Bluethumb
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Written by Grace Wye
Updated over a week ago

How should I pack my artwork?

Packing > the ultimate guide for Bluethumb artists on packing your artworks
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Packaging Requirements for Artists

Packing > what happens if an artwork is damaged in transit (artist side of things)?
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Packing artworks behind glass

Packing > a recap on how to treat artworks framed behind glass
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Written by Eden Wellings
Updated over a week ago

Labelling your artwork for shipment

Packing > artwork labelling tips for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Stephen Tschaepe
Updated over a week ago

What happens if my artwork gets returned?

Returns > an overview of how returns are treated for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago
Payments

Updating your ABN details

Read to know whether you need an ABN to sell on Bluethumb
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

How do I change my bank details?

Getting paid > short overview of how to update your bank details on your Bluethumb profile
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Written by Altair Balmeo
Updated over a week ago

I have been paid, though the payment amount seems to be wrong

Getting paid > if there's a difference in the amount you were paid and what you thought you should've been paid, this will help
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

I have just sold an artwork. When will my payment arrive?

Getting paid > estimated payment timings after you have sold an artwork with Bluethumb
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago

Fraud protection for artists on Bluethumb

Getting paid > how does Bluethumb protect artists against fraudulent sales/purchases?
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Does Bluethumb's commission include GST?

GST > short overview of how GST and Bluethumb commissions
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

Does the sale of art my art on Bluethumb include GST?

GST > a short overview of how Bluethumb treats GST on sold artworks
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

I run a business. How do I deal with end of year tax information?

GST > a short GST overview for artists who hold an ABN
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

Understanding your artist invoice from Bluethumb

GST > this article explains how the invoice is itemised
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

GST and other taxes

GST > a short overview of GST obligations for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Sheeraz Haider
Updated over a week ago

Why do you need my ABN, and what do I do if I don't have one?

GST > an overview of Australian Business Numbers for Bluethumb artists
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago

How do I apply for an ABN?

GST > a link to where Bluethumb artists can apply for an ABN online
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Written by Julian Casson
Updated over a week ago

How does layby payment options affect artist payments?

Payment plans > what happens when a sale is made
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Can I opt-out of the payment plans (zip, Art Money, Afterpay etc.)

Payment plans > apply to all artists
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

Artist guide to payment plans on Bluethumb

Payment plans > understanding & promoting Afterpay, Zip, Bluethumb Layby & Art Money
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Written by Kate Revill
Updated over a week ago

What happens if the buyer defaults during the layby payments for an artwork?

Payment plans > how does Bluethumb handle payment plan defaults
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Written by Rachel Fisher
Updated over a week ago