Getting your artworks on EyeEm Market is delightfully simple. So what’s the next step to selling? Getting your illustration discovered by buyers! With a team at EyeEm that views your artworks, we understand the power of well-chosen keywords. Buyers are searching for artworks covering all kinds of subjects, and your keywords act like neon-signs that scream “here’s my content!”
A quality keyword is one that is descriptive of what’s in your artwork. What are the objects or people in your illustration? Not only that, but what are the concepts behind your artwork? You may keyword your upload with “young woman” but also consider ideas like “laughing,” “happy” or “confident.”
Image buyers will be typing these words into the EyeEm Market search box and browsing for just the image they need. Help them discover your artwork! After all, a buyer can’t purchase your image if they can’t find it.
- Be specific – name the objects and concepts in the artwork
- Avoid generic keywords – ‘Best Shots’ or ‘Hello World’ won’t help you sell
- If you’d like to include a specific location, you can add them to your keywords.
Keep up with current trends
While some keywords and concepts are evergreen, the trends of what buyers are looking for also change and grow. This is why we try to keep you up to date here at the EyeEm blog with the latest in kinds of artworks and the keywords that go with them. Check out our Market guides to read on what’s current.