One of the questions that people have asked us is why would people want to pay $99 a year to list their art on Artist Freak for trade or sale when they can list on other sites for free.  It really has to do with that old saying, “You get what you pay for.”  For starters when something is “free” it’s the first stop for people to get ripped off and taken advantage of by criminals and their scams. 

Check out this headline for example…

Top 7 Craigslist Scams

Getting scammed on the internet is unfortunately becoming commonplace — and your ads on Craigslist are no exception. So, how do you avoid getting scammed on Craigslist?

The Street

By simply charging $99 a year, most criminals are too cheap to pay to run their scams when they can advertise and promote on websites for free. When they’re having to pay to play, it’s an immediate stopping point since they are entering their credit card information through PayPal in order to sell on our website and pay a fee. This is far better for the buyer’s looking to purchase products from legitimate people, who are actually listing on Artist Freak.

Listing Fees

If you are someone who is already selling products on Ebay or Amazon you know that those listing fees can add up pretty quickly. You can check out their listing fees by clicking here and you will see that they can range from 5% to 15% depending on the amount of money that your product is selling for. If you’re in the business of selling custom painted tennis shoes for example and you want to trade or sell some of your shoes to another collector those fees can add up to big money pretty fast. If you’re selling a $200 painted tennis show Ebay is going to take $30 of the sale.

There are no listing fees on Artist Freak, you can post as many items for sale as you want as often as you want and not pay any per post listing fees. Keep selling your products on those other sites, but why not add Artist Freak as another way to get exposure for yourself and your products? It’s only $99.00 per year, so if you’re someone selling thousands of dollars a year on those other sites, Artist Freak is a bargain!