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25 Best Online Marketplaces To Sell Your Art & Crafts (And Buy Affordable Art)

25 Best Online Marketplaces To Sell Your Art & Crafts (And Buy Affordable Art)

So, you’re an artist and you want to sell your craft? Great!

Or maybe you’re just looking for some affordable art to put in your new apartment? Also great!

The internet is chockfull of sites on which artists can sell their work, and these same websites offer art collectors on a budget a great way to get prints and original artwork at a fraction of the cost if they were to browse galleries. These are our 25 favorite sites to sell and buy art.

1. Etsy

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    Etsy is one of the most popular sites for buying and selling art and crafts. Etsy sellers offer everything from handmade furniture to vintage purses to one of a kind artwork. Often, this artwork is priced to sell, so buyers not only have a lot of selection, but access to some pretty good prices as well. Etsy has apps for iPhone and Android for those of you looking to buy and sell on the go.

    2. Society6

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      Society6 is another popular website. Vendors can sell their artwork as prints, pillows, iPhone and Android cases, and t-shirts. For buyers, this site is a great way to get framed or unframed prints at a low price. Plus, if you find an artist you like, you can get their artwork in a variety of forms!

      3. Zatista

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        Zatista is a great place to find original paintings, photographs, and mixed media artwork. This site allows you to refine your search by price, size, and type of artwork to ensure that you find just the piece you’re looking for.

        4. IndieMade

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          IndieMade helps artists create professional looking websites in order to better sell their artwork. The site helps you set up your site and helps you attract potential customers, and since it’s designed specifically for artists the websites are all tailored to be as navigable and attractive as possible.

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          5. CollegeArtOnline

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            CollegeArtOnline is a place for students to sell their artwork. Because of this, the prices are often lower than they would be at a gallery, and each purchase goes towards supporting a budding artist. The site also allows student artists to sell their artwork.

            6. Threadless

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              Threadless is another great site that allows you to buy and sell your artwork, but there’s a fun catch. Unlike some of the other websites listed here, this site does not allow you to simply submit any artwork you want. Instead, you submit your designs and if the Threadless team likes it, they’ll put it on their merchandise. According to their website, many of their chosen artists have gone on to start business themselves, so getting chosen is a major accomplishment!

              7. Hey Prints

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                Hey Prints has tons of reasonably priced posters. That’s all the look of a high end painting without any of the cost! Plus, artists are encouraged to send in their artwork. The site emphasizes a partnership in which artists are able to get their art and name out there.

                8. Redbubble

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                  Redbubble is another great place to buy art in many different formats. Designs are available on t-shirts, stickers, hoodies, prints, tote bags, and phone cases. Artists can sell their artwork on the site for free.

                  9. INPRNT

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                    INPRNT sells prints of submitted and approved artwork. With over 900 pages’ worth of prints available, the selection is huge. Artists interested in selling with INPRNT should make an account on the website and submit three pieces of art for review. If the people at INPRNT like what they see, artists are offered a chance to sell on the website.

                    10. Big Cartel

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                      Big Cartel helps artists set up websites on which they can sell their artwork and crafts. The sites can be as customizable as you want, with options ranging from already-designed themes to sites that can be customized using code. Big Cartel also provides its users with statistics, which allow them to keep track of site traffic and sales. An iPhone app is available.

                      11. Displate

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                        Displate sells unique artwork that is printed on metal sheets. The company also allows artists to sell their designs on Displate. All artists have to do is make an account and upload their artwork to the site. Once their art sells, they make a 25% commission. All profits are paid using PayPal.

                        12. Vango

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                          Vango is a great place to buy original art. The company has high standards for the artwork that it will sell: it must be original, easy to hang, and not created digitally. Photography is currently not accepted. For those who want to sell their artwork with Vango, simply create an account to get started. Artists keep 80% of the profits. Vango emails artists shipping labels to make shipping artwork faster and easier.

                          13. Craigslist

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                            Craigslist isn’t usually known for its art and craft selection, but a lot of people use the site to sell their work. Buying and selling with Craigslist is simple. However, be wary of scammers — the site has gotten an iffy reputation over the years for being home to less than honest business practices.

                            14. Artfully Walls

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                              Artfully Walls sells high quality prints and has a wide variety of artists, styles, and print sizes. Artists wishing to sell with Artfully Walls can do so at no cost. Each piece sold generates commission, and Artfully Walls is nonexclusive, meaning that artists can sell their artwork elsewhere.

                              15. Nuvango

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                                Nuvango sells prints, stretched canvases, and skins for iPhones, iPads, Samsungs, iPods, laptops, and Kindles. Artists are encourage to sell their artwork on the site with a free account, plus 20 percent of every sale. Nuvango takes care of production and shipping, so artists are left to doing what they do best: creating more art.

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                                16. Skreened

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                                  Skreened sells a wide variety of t-shirts, hoodies, and other apparel. Those looking to buy on the site can search by what’s popular or trending, or by using the topic filters provided. Artists can sell their artwork by setting up a free shop with Skreened.

                                  17. deviantART

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                                    deviantART is a very popular site that offers a large selection of artwork, including prints, photographs, and other artwork. Popular categories are listed on the site for fast browsing. Artists can sell their work on deviantART using a free account. According to the site, deviantART is the largest art community in the world, so artists can expect to get a lot of attention on the site.

                                    18. Smitsy

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                                      Smitsy sells original artwork, including paintings and sculptures, as well as prints. Artists wishing to sell on Smitsy must submit a resume, artist statement, and 3-5 images or a link to a website portfolio.

                                       19. Houzz

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                                        Houzz sells home goods, from cookware to lighting to rugs to tables. If you’re in the home design business and want to sell with Houzz, create a free vendor profile to get started.

                                        20. Luulla

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                                          Luulla sells a wide variety of clothing, jewelry, phone cases, and accessories. There’s even a “Below $20” section for all of the bargain hunters out there. Those wishing to sell on Luulla can either opt for a pay as you go plan, which involves paying $0.20 per listing, or a monthly plan, that costs $9.90. Each has a 4.5% selling fee.

                                          21. FarmMade

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                                            FarmMade has a little of everything: apparel, artwork, food, jewelry, seeds, and more. The company focuses on handmade and homemade products. Potential sellers must have a PayPal account and must meet the requirements of being what the site calls “farmers of all types and sizes.” This loose definition includes more than you might think, so check it out.

                                            22. DaWanda

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                                              DaWanda sells apparel, accessories, home goods, bags, and more from a number of sellers. DaWanda offers sellers a free shop and gives sellers the freedom to choose photos and descriptions of their crafts, plus their choice of several payment methods.

                                              23. GLC Mall

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                                                GLC Mall sells art, jewelry, lingerie, sportswear, craft supplies, and much more. Potential sellers will be happy to hear that a limited shop can be set up free of charge. This allows sellers to list up to 12 items. Fees apply for those who want to list more than 12 items.

                                                24. BRIKA

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                                                  BRIKA offers jewelry, art (including prints), accessories, and more. Artists and craftspeople interested in selling with BRIKA must fill out an application on the company’s website.

                                                  25. Cargoh

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                                                    Cargoh sells jewelry, art, bags, home goods, and much more on their site. The company welcomes artists and craftspeople who are passionate about their work and who have a strong sense of themselves. Applications can be found on the Cargoh website.

                                                    Featured photo credit: Marcia Furman via flickr.com

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                                                    40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                    40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                    Ever had those moments where you really wanted to eat something delicious and healthy but didn’t have the financials means to do so? Whether you’re a student or parent, this compilation of 40 great, healthy, and inexpensive recipes will make every night special and help you get fit! No more meals where you have to force the food down! It’s time to make that budget your best friend and turn it into great recipes. Enjoy!

                                                    1. Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells ($3.56 per serving)

                                                    Is there a better way to end the day than a Fish Taco dinner filled with protein and nutrients and is easy on the wallet? This recipe calls for a boys’ or girls’ night in front of a good movie or game.

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                                                      2. Mini-Meatball Noodle Soup ($3.43 per serving)

                                                      We’ve heard of the delicious spaghetti and meatballs recipes, but imagine having that same meatball goodness in a soup? It’s like Christmas in a bowl. Healthy, warm, and only $3.43 per serving.

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                                                        3. Spaghetti and (Vegan) Meatballs ($2.13 per serving)

                                                        Now it’s time to look at the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but with a little twist: vegan meatballs. This way, you can enjoy the Italian tradition without adding on the extra calories. I’m sold!

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                                                          4. Kabocha Squash and Lentils ($3.12 per serving)

                                                          Absolutely delicious way to end the day with a Kabocha Squash and lentils dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that you can actually make many other things from the mixture, from dips to full-on meals. All under $5 per serving.

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                                                            5. Baked Coconut Lentils ($0.91 per serving)

                                                            Coconuts are always a good idea, but it doesn’t have to be eaten only for dessert or breakfast. With this great recipe, you can now eat a lunch or dinner filled proteins and a coconut twist. Yum!

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                                                              6. Easy Marinated Roasted Chicken ($3.40 per serving)

                                                              We love chicken and at less than $5 per serving, we are in heaven with this recipe. Add some vegetables and rice on the side and you’ve got yourself a full meal!

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                                                                7. Organic Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin ($2.36 per serving)

                                                                This is absolutely divine. You get in your healthy greens and your fat macros with this great recipe. Takes only a few minutes to make and it’s easy on the wallet. Bon Appetite!

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                                                                  8. Beef Pot Roast ($3.22 per serving)

                                                                  One word: perfect. This meal will warm your insides and fill you up with the high protein content.

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                                                                    9. Fajita-Style Quesadillas ($0.43 per serving)

                                                                    If you want to eat Mexican tonight but want to stay in your budget, this Quesadilla recipe is your best friend. It’s tasty and filled with healthy ingredients for less than a dollar per serving.

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                                                                      10. Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream ($2.82 per serving)

                                                                      Another great lunch idea for the busy days ahead. Prep this in the morning or the night before and you’ve got yourself a healthy and cheap lunch meal!

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                                                                        11. Beef and Black Bean Chili ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                        Might not look like much, but this amazing chili is actually extremely healthy for you. The protein from the beef and the carbs from the black beans will fill you up in no time, and keep you full for a long period of time. Delicious and warm, just right for the winter!

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                                                                          12. Crispy Fish and Peppers ($2.18 per serving)

                                                                          Amazing recipe for anyone looking to change up their meals while keeping their macros in check and not going overboard on spending. Satisfies your crunch tooth (see what I did there?) and gives you all the protein you need to stay full and lean.

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                                                                            13. Vegetarian Gumbo ($1.50 per serving)

                                                                            You have the perfect macro mix here with the carbs, fats, and proteins. At less than $5 per serving, you’ve got yourself a meal that will last for the whole week!

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                                                                              14. Mexican White Bean Soup ($0.99 per serving)

                                                                              With the cold weather creeping in, it’s not a surprise that soups are coming back in style. This great Mexican White Bean Soup dish will keep you warm for winter without making a hole in your pocket.

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                                                                                15. Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro ($0.38 per serving)

                                                                                Mangoes make every dish a little bit sweeter, which is why we absolutely love this recipe. A normal rice and bean dish might be a little meh, but add the sugary taste of mangoes and you’ve got yourself a party!

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                                                                                  16. Bean Burritos ($0.71 per serving)

                                                                                  If you’re having people over tonight and don’t want to spend too much time or money on food, this dish is a great option! You can even cut up the burritos into pieces and make finger foods while everyone’s watching the game or gossiping.

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                                                                                    17. Five-Spice Beef Kabobs ($2.43 per serving)

                                                                                    The spices in this recipes add a delicious twist to the beef kabobs, which is definitely worth trying!

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                                                                                      18. Cornmeal Crusted Pork ($1.92 per serving)

                                                                                      If you like the fried crunch but want to opt for a healthier alternative, cornmeal is your man. This healthy recipe will satisfy all your fried desires without making you pop open your pant’s button.

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                                                                                        19. Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad ($2.57 per serving)

                                                                                        Easy to do, extremely healthy, and super delicious. A must-try!

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                                                                                          20. Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                          I can’t believe how cheap this meal is, especially for all the nutrients it contains. You can make a big pot on Sunday night and divide it into small portions to last you a whole week.

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                                                                                            21. Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                            Craving pasta but not sure what to top it off with? How about smoky mushrooms with a twist?

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                                                                                              22. White Bean Tuna Salad ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                              You can add this White Bean Tuna Salad in your sandwich or just eat it as-is for a quick lunch on a busy day.

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                                                                                                23. Sausage Eggwiches ($0.80 per serving)

                                                                                                Who says you have to eat fast food to get an eggwich? This delicious recipe will give you an amazingly healthy eggwich for less than a dollar per portion. Can you say Breakfast?

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                                                                                                  24. Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad ($1.17 per serving)

                                                                                                  Great snack to add to a movie-night with friends. You don’t have to use chemically-processed salsas anymore, you can now use this homemade salad for your chip dips.

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                                                                                                    25. Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce ($2.24 per serving)

                                                                                                    Italians always knew how to make carbs look good! This delicious Gnocchi recipe will give your lunch a whole new meaning. Easy to make and only $2.24 per serving.

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                                                                                                      26. Vegetable Lasagna ($1.73 per serving)

                                                                                                      If you were looking for a healthy lasagna, you’ve just found it. At under $5 per serving, you can fill yourself up right away without putting on the extra calories.

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                                                                                                        27. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps ($2.05 per serving)

                                                                                                        Don’t know what to make for lunch this week? How about delicious chicken wraps with a healthy ranch? This recipe will make all your lunches, even the quick ones, healthy and colorful.

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                                                                                                          28. Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                          A dish that has quinoa and brussel sprouts can’t be unhealthy, it just can’t, which is why this dish is one to keep in the books. Easy to make, healthy, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

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                                                                                                            29. Butternut Squash Chili ($1.04 per serving)

                                                                                                            You don’t need meat to make chili now that you have this recipe! It’s 100% healthy, filling, and smells absolutely delicious.

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                                                                                                              30. Fast Shrimp Bisque ($2.03 per serving)

                                                                                                              Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to do it right, and this fast shrimp bisque is a great recipe to try if you’re in the mood for some seafood!

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                                                                                                                31. Chicken-Noodle Casserole ($0.98 per serving)

                                                                                                                Looks divine doesn’t it? This super easy to make dish will satisfy all your taste buds without burning a hole in your wallet or adding a few extra numbers on the scale.

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                                                                                                                  32. Burrito Cups ($1.18 per serving)

                                                                                                                  Entertaining someone tonight and don’t know what to make as appetizers? These burrito cups are a great alternative to chips or other greasy finger foods. All you need to enjoy it is a spoon and a cup.

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                                                                                                                    33. Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta ($2.45 per serving)

                                                                                                                    Another impressive shrimp recipe under $5 per serving. The lemon-dill twist adds a great taste to the dish.

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                                                                                                                      34. Potato Frittata ($0.87 per serving)

                                                                                                                      If you want to eat potatoes for breakfast but still want it to be healthy, this is the recipe for you. At under a dollar per serving, this potato frittata will make you see potatoes in a whole new light.

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                                                                                                                        35. Grilled Pork and Pineapple ($2.67 per serving)

                                                                                                                        Meat and fruits? Oh, yes. The juiciness of the pork mixed with the liquid sugar in the pineapple will make you wish you knew about it sooner.

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                                                                                                                          36. Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops ($2.15 per serving)

                                                                                                                          Another splendid recipe mixing sweet and salty for a healthy meal. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering.

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                                                                                                                            37. Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry ($2 per serving)

                                                                                                                            You can add this healthy stir-fry to any dish as a side or amply enjoy it as-is for lunch or dinner. You can even make a wrap sandwich out of it if you’re in a rush to eat.

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                                                                                                                              38. Herbed Salmon ($2.49 per serving)

                                                                                                                              Salmon contains a healthy dose of fats that will boost your metabolism, lower inflammation, and make you happier. At under $5 per serving, need I say more?

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                                                                                                                                39. Five-Spice Pork Kabobs ($1.96 per serving)

                                                                                                                                Exquisite recipe under $5 per serving that will most definitely awe everyone at your dinner party.

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                                                                                                                                  40. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                                  You don’t have to eat sweet potatoes alone anymore with this flavorful recipe.

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