Best Practices for Selling on CAM
Selling Cover Art has never been easier than it is with CAM. We have compiled a list of the best practices to ensure you reach your full potential with Cover Art Market.
Upload New Covers Consistently. Upload new covers regularly and keep your page fresh so buyers notice. We always put your new covers at the top of your page. If you design several covers all at once, let's say you create ten new ones one day. Instead of uploading all ten new covers in one day, consider spreading out uploading over a couple of weeks. Recommendation: upload at least one new cover per week.
Actively Manage Your CAM Page. Take an active role in managing your CAM page. If a cover hasn't sold within 4 - 6 months, remove it, change the design, and try a different font type, size, color, etc. Also, look at your price and be brutally honest. Are you competitive in price for your level of design? Then upload it as a new cover. We always put your new covers at the top of your page.
Promote Your Covers and Your CAM page. CAM does a lot of promotion and advertising of your covers. However, the top sellers promote their covers with posts and link their CAM page to their social account profiles. Take the time to comment, like, etc., on CAM posts; even if your cover is not featured in that post, it helps grow and expand our reach, benefiting all CAM Designers. Recommend for Instagram posts tagging CAM and using #coverartmarket in your posts.
- Request to be Featured Designer of the Week. CAM Featured Designer of the Week includes your profile and portfolio on the CAM home page, first position on the All Designers page, and Instagram post as CAM Featured Designer of the Week. Every Monday, we feature a different Designer. The requirements are 1- a recent upload of at least five new covers 2- a link to your CAM page in social accounts 3- create a two-sentence bio yourself. Email email@example.com if you would like to be featured designer of the week.
- High-Quality Artwork. Good design and cover art, or even art in general, are subjective. However, high-quality artwork is quantifiable, and buyers can see the difference, especially digital art. Take the time to learn new design techniques, try diversifying design styles, and understand how fonts and colors can impact the Customer or listener. Follow all Cover Art Guidelines and CAM Cover Specifications in the CAM Designer Manual. Finally, do add 'Song Title' and 'Artist Name' to your artwork. Customers want to see a complete album cover. The font type, size, location, and color change the vibe of the cover. Fonts can make the difference between a good cover and a great cover.
- Deliver Orders On Time. Deliver completed covers on time following the CAM procedures, enabling a fast delivery to the buyer. The buyer can request a refund if we have yet to deliver the cover on time. We have many repeat buyers who buy from only sellers who deliver on time. For example, if you are on holiday, vacation, or unavailable, email firstname.lastname@example.org to change your status.
- Practice, learn new techniques, try new things, and improve.