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I have a couple stores inworld, but I don't know if I'm just bad or people on SL aren't really looking for artwork of their avatars... is there a specific place I should be advertising, or something I should be doing differently? I have no issues getting work IRL but I really was hoping I'd be able to get commissions from some people in SL since I like the creativity with avatars. 

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1 hour ago, nyahrou said:

I have a couple stores inworld, but I don't know if I'm just bad or people on SL aren't really looking for artwork of their avatars..

No, you aren't bad. Selling pictures inworld is almost an impossible mission. Well, there is the SL market. But at the market aren't specific categories for art made in SL.  Avatar art or inworld landscape pictures for example. SL art gets listed in general art categories and has to compete with a million rl images starting from classic paintings to plain porn. Click some art categories and watch the results. Well, some might say one can use keywords to find what you are looking for. But what about people which don't know what they want? lol Anyway to find real life hardcore porn you don't need to use keywords. Just click on "Erotic Art" and there it is. Has SL art a lower value than porn? SL art should be also to find quick and easy on the market or not?  Anyway, that is only one reason in my opinion. Another one is more of a general nature. What can people do with pictures except to use them in their profile or to put them on the walls in their house? Not much. If anyone has the choice to buy a new mesh head or to spend the money for an image, what will he choose? Well, you might have still a chance to sell artwork, when you are lucky and find a niche or when you produce for a certain target group or collectors. But that is a different story.

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I sell art, now and then, however 99% of the art I sell is to people I have personally met and personally shown my art too. Opening a store and hoping people will wander in off the street and buy your art will not work in SL. Get out there meet people let them know you are an artist invite them to come to your store with you do this over and over, and you will make a few sales. You won't get rich, but if it is something you love that won't matter.

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