Selling art here?

Owlet

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So I absolutely love drawing birds and such and I thought people might be interested in buying art of their birds BUT I was reading through the rules to make sure that something like that would be okay but from what I can read it is but isn't. I'm not entirely sure so I have a few questions;

1. How do I become "Supporting Vendor of Parrot Forums"
2. It also say no directly selling on the site but I'm not sure how I would go about selling art since I am not a specific company or anything.
3. Am I just reading all of this wrong and it's only no "retail" sales. (the rules mentions retail a lot in this section of it, so I'm a little confused as to if it only relates to retail / big sales vs a small artist)
 

SailBoat

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I think where you want to start is ask yourself what you want to do. This will go along way into determining if your should be a Supporting Vendor, selling your wares much like an Art Store or an individual that wishes to provide, from time to time, samples of your Bird Related Art and 'pray' that someone PM's you with an inquiry.
 
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Owlet

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Personally I'd like to have a thread more dedicated towards like "hey wanna buy this art?" rather than "look at this art" but I'm confused as to if that is allowed or not and if it is allowed if I need to be a supporting vendor to do such.
 

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Thanks for asking for guidance! For Supporting Member status it is necessary to discuss financial details with our Administrator. You could then overtly advertise and accept paying customers directly from the forum.

Alternatively, if this is more hobby than business, an inquiring member can PM you directly with questions, and can jointly discuss terms. In other words, it would be an occasional venture and not openly discussed in a thread.

An example of this would be this thread started by Gail: http://www.parrotforums.com/all-other-wanted-sale/67104-bird-artists-bird-art.html

Hope this helps, let me know if you have questions!
 

GaleriaGila

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Thanks for asking for guidance! For Supporting Member status it is necessary to discuss financial details with our Administrator. You could then overtly advertise and accept paying customers directly from the forum.

Alternatively, if this is more hobby than business, an inquiring member can PM you directly with questions, and can jointly discuss terms. In other words, it would be an occasional venture and not openly discussed in a thread.

An example of this would be this thread started by Gail: http://www.parrotforums.com/all-other-wanted-sale/67104-bird-artists-bird-art.html

Hope this helps, let me know if you have questions!

And good luck! This method has worked out well for me...
And thanks for the plug, Scott!
 

Kentuckienne

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Yes, I think it's OK to say I made this painting for so and so, and then if people are interested they will write and say me next! Hey, I'll commission a painting right now. PM me with ideas.
 

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