Quality art supplies are not cheap. Everything from pencils, sketchbooks, oil paint, stretchers, framing, and a multitude of other art materials all can cost an enormous amount of money. It can be difficult to keep art supplies restocked if not consistently selling.
Today I am going to show you one of the ways I essentially get all my art materials completely free.
I know this seems a little unbelievable, but read on as I explain the details, and show you how to do the same.
By placing a small Blick Art Materials banner at an artist website, artists may earn 10% commissions on art supplies purchased through that link. I have one here at Artpromotivate, right at the bottom of the page (and below). This banner is especially effective because it offers free Blick art supply catalogs, which is relevant to the content of the site. I receive 10% commission for anyone who sends for a free art catalog through this banner, and orders from it within 45 days. The money earned isn’t a lot, but has helped me purchase extra art supplies, as well as assisted in supporting this site!
I do not recommend filling an artist website (portfolio) with advertisements. They distract from the art if placed in large quantity. Visitors may be turned off by the focus on the ads and leave. But, there are certain placements that will keep visitors at your site, while encouraging clickthroughs, and earn you extra money to buy art supplies.