How do you get your artwork seen by prospective customers? The old way was to take it to a bricks and mortar gallery, sign away your life (or at lease 40% of the sale price) and hope the right person would walk in - not the best method. Then Ebay came along, and for a while it was good, then fees escalated, sales took a nosedive. There is hope though - www.etsy.com is a new sales venue for all things handmade!
I've opened a shop on etsy to increase my online presence, the site has a real community feel, sellers and customers are friendly. Artists and craftspeople have a new venue for selling!