From: New Jersey
I have an idea for EBSQ - not sure how complicated this would be or if you could work it into the site upgrade or if it would have to wait (if you wanted to do it at all).
I'm planning to redo my website, I had built it using Dreamweaver back in 2008, but it was so complicated that every time I wanted to make more than a simple change I had to drag out my books. As a result I haven't updated it since 2010. So I started looking at various places that offer templates which hopefully would be simple to use, and I found a few which specialize in artist websites - foliotwist, artspan, and faso. Foliotwist is too expensive so I didn't bother to research further, but the other two look really good. They offer various levels of service, but basically they offer a bunch of customizable templates, provide e-commerce, social networking buttons, something with SEO, unlimited images, blog integration, etc. Oh they also offer phenomenal support - I asked questions of both places and received a useful reply right away - with artspan it was literally within minutes, and faso first thing the next morning. I think they also offer phone support.
Anyway, in the midst of my research it occurred to me that it would be great if EBSQ could offer this! These sites also work to promote the artists, you can search by artist name, location, style, etc. Faso has monthly contests. Artspan offers a print on demand service. For this you could charge much more than what you currently charge!
What do you think? Is this realistic for ebsq? It seems that you're already more than halfway there, all you would need to do is make the artist's portfolios more customizable and allow them to use their own domain names. I'm assuming that e-commerce is already part of the upgrade.
< Message edited by platypus -- 2/1/2014 6:57:18 PM >
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