Today was the end of my experiment between Etsy, Ebay, and Big Cartel. I created 3 similar paintings and listed one on each site. I used the same quality photos and descriptions for each painting. The paintings were all priced at $50 plus shipping ($6.80 on etsy and ebay, $5.80 on Big Cartel). On ebay, the bids started at 99 cents with the $50 Buy It Now option. I created original works that based on my previous sales of similar artworks in licensing and direct sales sell well for me and are appealing to most art buyers.
Here is a breakdown of item views:
1. I listed additional items on etsy and ebay that I did not promote at all. For etsy, I listed some of my most popular prints and the most views any of them received was 8, the least was 0. The zero views is on my most popular print! That was a total shocker! The other items listed on ebay each received 9 views.