A special appeal on Cyber Monday

12 years ago, EBSQ began in a small 2-bedroom apartment in Pittsburgh, PA. We’ve now doubled in size (4 total employees instead of just Bill and me), we *finally* own our own servers, and the bulk of the day-to-day work is done via an ancient laptop on my dining room table. In the past dozen years, we’ve seen competitors, many of whom had a lot of capital backing them, go by the wayside. There’s no question, it’s a tough market for artists–and the sites that support them. I suspect it’s our very smallness that has kept us going where others have failed. But we’re ready to grow. And we need your help to do that.

Bill has spent the last 6 months re-writing 100% of the EBSQ site code in another programming language (and let me tell you, this was no easy feat!). This will make the site significantly faster, and it will be easier to maintain–and extend. And over the next 6 weeks, we will be fine-tuning as we prepare to launch what we think is a gorgeous version of the site that WILL include e-commerce. Now, something I have lobbied for time-and-again is for the advertising to go away. It’s ugly, it detracts from the art, and frankly, it slows down page load time. But it’s been a necessary evil since it’s how we’ve kept the lights on. I’m not going to lie; each month when that money comes in is a HUGE relief.

Here’s how you can help: plain and simple, we need more members to make up for the huge deficit that going advertising-free would create. To be exact, we need 150 new monthly members before the end of December.

Today through the end of November, monthly memberships, normally $8.95, will be on sale at the grandfathered rate of just $6.50 a month. That’s less than a month of Netflix. And for this week only, we’re making Permanent Accounts available for the discounted price of $499.

Will you help us grow? We are calling all former members, all of the artists who have been on the fence about joining, and on current members to lobby their artist friends on our behalf. Please, we need you. Each and every one of you. Come grow with us.

>>Click here to grab a great deal!

Thank you for your consideration. And from us, to you, have an artful holiday season!
With gratitude,
-Amie Gillingham
co-founder, EBSQ
http://www.ebsqart.com
Supporting self-representing artists since 2000

PS Don’t let these great deals pass you by! Invest in your artistic future–and ours–by grabbing an awesome deal today!

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Tick tock! Catch these artists deals before midnight!

Time by Christine E Striemer
Time by EBSQ Artist Christine E Striemer

Time is running out to catch one of these sweet deals for the artists on your holiday list:

25% off of 1-year Gift Accounts

50% off Permanent Accounts

and our introductory portfolio tune-up special for just $19.95!

Grab one or more of these deals by following the link below:

http://www.ebsqart.com/cybermonday.asp

You’d better hurry since all of these deals turn back into pumpkins at the stroke of Midnight EST!

Grab these Cyber Monday Deals for Artists!

Greetings from EBSQ!

For those of you here in America, we hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, food, and perhaps a little football. And for the rest of you, we hope you had a fantastic (if slightly more normal) weekend. The holiday season is now upon us which brings us to: Cyber Monday!

EBSQ’s Cyber Monday Sale has a little something for every budget from 25% off gift memberships for a friend to our annual half-price permanent account sale to one-on-one time with a staff member for customized portfolio tune ups for yourself! Click here to check out these super holiday deals for artists. But you’d better hurry; these savings expire at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, 1 December 2010!


Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you,
-Amie on behalf of Team EBSQ

 

Holy Kielbasa! It’s our Cyber Monday Sale

Art: IT'S TIME TO WELCOME HOPE WITH OPEN ARMS by Artist FABIO J NAPOLEONI  
We’ve never done this before, but it seemed like such a wacky idea, we decided to give it a go. For today only you can purchase New or Gift EBSQ Annual accounts for just $49! That’s a whopping $29 off of our already outstanding $78 annual fee. Join us and learn why we’re one of the longest-standing self-representing artists communities on the interwebs, getting ready to celebrate our 10th year in 2010!

But you’d better hurry–this once-in-a-lifetime offer ends at 12:01am ET!

Click here to learn 10 cool things you can do with EBSQ and join us  now!