It’s really exciting when somebody is interesting in purchasing an original work, but don’t let your adrenaline rush distort your judgment!
There have been a lot of issues with artists lately with people imposing as collectors or gallery owners saying they’ll put the art up for sale and get back to the artist when it sells. Then they don’t follow up.
Be careful, especially with so many people in almost desperate financial situations. Know who you are selling to. Try to play it safe when marketing your art, and make sure that a sale turns out beneficial for both yourself and the buyer! (No personal checks—Cash, money order, paypal or trades only!)