What is Arts Spark?
Arts Spark is a website created for professionals working in creative industries, such as music, visual art, literature, craft, and others. The website provides marketing information, communities where you can share information and best practices about being an artist AND a business person, blog articles about a wide range of topics, and easy to setup, affordable, web site space and eCommerce solutions.
Why Arts Spark?
What are the costs?
Why do I need to register?
Why do you ask for a real name?
How do I add an event to your calendar?
You must first register for an account. Then you have access to the form that lets you add an event to the calendar. All events are subject to approval.
How do I switch from a site like Wix/Weebly/Etsy, to an Arts Spark site?
Each of these services use their own proprietary systems. Arts Spark websites are based on WordPress, a very common platform for building websites. Because each has its own proprietary system, the methods for converting are different. In the coming months, we will have tutorials on how to do this.
Why choose Arts Spark over the “other guys”?
Arts Spark is an affordable platform that gives you all the flexibility that comes with a stand-alone website. While we ensure your website is secure, we do not place any restrictions, other than what is in our terms of service, on what you can do with YOUR website.
Can I sell my art, music, writing, photographs, etc., through my website?
Absolutely! Arts Spark does not charge you a fee to list your items and does not take a commission on your sales. You will need our eCommerce version to secure your site for credit card transactions. We do require real-time credit card processing through PayPal or some other processor. You may not collect credit card numbers through email or store them on the server. You are also responsible for collecting applicable taxes and reporting to the appropriate agencies.
Do you charge to put items for sale on an Arts Spark website?
Do you keep a percentage of sales?
No. All sales are yours.
Can I cancel my account or website if I wish?
If I cancel my account or website can I reopen or start it?
Can I change my domain name after I have created it?
Where is Arts Spark accessible? US, Canada, other places?
How long until my website will be active?
Can people find my website on Google?
Can I change my websites layout once I have created it?
Can you design an entire website for me?
Definitely. We have a variety of packages and services available.
I am not computer savvy, is Arts Spark still a good choice for me?
Absolutely. We are here to help and have provided a variety of videos and answers in our Knowledgebase. Once you get used to it, WordPress is very easy for you to use.
Can I link social media accounts to my website, if so which ones?
Yes. You can link to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, or any other social media account you would like. Our Knowledgebase has information on how to do it for all over them.
Do you have other questions you feel should be answered here? Let us know!