But, when it came to increasing her exposure as a professional artist, she quickly learned that type of marketing environment would not serve her well. Huttu couldn’t afford to give up as much as 50 percent of her profits to a middleman, nor could she meet the likely demand for her customized paintings that the sites would generate.
Deal sites have delivered well on spa treatments and family fun, but not on the more essential home services like landscaping, pressure washing and interior painting. That’s a void Atlanta-based Living Space Deals, which launched June 1, hopes to fill.
Huttu turned there to create a buzz around her business. Instead of sharing half her profits with a gallery, or selling one piece at an arts festival, she used a 65 percent discount — or $125 off — on Living Space Deals to attract four clients and