Leosghost - 9:25 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
The world and their dog have been selling Chinese ( there is a whole town "Dafen" devoted to producing this, it is actually a huge suburb of Shenzhen ..there are other towns, ) painted pictures for 20 years or more on the internet..
90% of the "order your wedding/graduation/pet/child etc portraits" are actually sent as jpegs to there and shipped back within 21 days or sooner..and are very very good and cheap..
I have friends who have been running "art" businesses there since before I left the UK in the late 80's..( I used to sell some of their stuff at the same time as mine )..I still see their works all over France with genuine "French "sounding names in the signatures ..sold as painted by French artists or art students..
You are really going to have to stand out and have the best copies there are..and they are not $150.00 per "Mona Lisa" copy..that is towards the bottom end of the market as regards quality..
The cheaper ones in China are even selling direct with free shipping and less than 2 weeks delivery worldwide..and throwing in the frames..
If your ads are sending you visitors who are "price/ quality" shopping..you may very well be throwing your adspend money down a bottomless hole..