There is no reason you have to choose between the two. You can have both. However, there are several benefits to having a Showroom.
Ease of Use: It is just a lot easier to add work and maintain a Showroom than it is your personal site. Upload a work, add relevant details, fill out the Marketplace Popup form and that's it. No-fuss. Plus, you have a full resume that you can continually use to update your creative highlights and add credibility to your work.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Personal sites usually get their traffic from word of mouth or through a good social media following. But trying to get customers to discover your website organically through search engines can be very difficult. There are lots of criteria that go into what sites are placed high in the search result of a search engine, too much to discuss here but large sites with lots of visitors, like Artrepreneur, generally rank higher. Your Showroom can benefit from our SEO strategy.
A Built-in Audience: We already have thousands of visitors viewing hundreds of thousands of works each month. Since Showrooms are highlighted on our platform and given priority in search and browse, you can reach an audience of buyers and collectors you wouldn't be able to reach with your personal website.
Artrepreneur's Marketing Efforts: Artrepreneur has implemented a substantial marketing effort designed to attract Buyers and Collectors to view our Showrooms. We want to make our Showrooms successful and you can benefit from that effort.
These are only a few of the benefits we can offer today with several more coming online in 2020, including additional Showroom designs and more payment options, such as Amazon Pay, Stripe, Shopify Pay, and Square.
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