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Promoting Art & Networking...your Thoughts Are Welcome !

Posted by: Fine Art Photography on 05/24/2013 - 3:42 PM

Promoting art & networking...I'm on Twitter only...Can you recommend other options (not FB which dislike)

What about Stumbleupon , Google + , Pinterest, Instagram etc etc - I'd like to hear your thoughts & comments !

 

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Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/24/2013 - 3:52 PM

stumble is random

pinterest - i think i can get my name around, some people claim sales from that, but people just want to collect there.

instagram is for phones and bad filters, i honestly wouldn't consider it a social thing.

twitter helps, but you have to target friends well there.

google plus - i was kicked out for advertising, which they said was spamming. i never went back and i apparently am not missing anything.

facebook only works if they seek you out. while i can't say i have sales from there, lately it almost doubled my hits. if someone there likes your work, and they actually credit you with a link, you could get a lot of easy publicity there.

every place you can put your name the better, and with a name like McCoy - as in the The Real McCoy - you can get away with all kinds of advertising
---Mike Savad
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Posted by: Fine Art Photography on 05/24/2013 - 3:56 PM

Thanks Mike,

that's some great info that you have given - v much appreciated !

 

Posted by: Theresa Tahara on 06/19/2013 - 3:27 PM

If you are from a smaller city, don't forget to follow your local newspaper on Twitter. I was just asked by my local paper (they just found me on Twitter) if they could do a feature article of me for the weekend paper Bio, picture samples etc YAY.

 

Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 06/19/2013 - 3:33 PM

Facebook - great if you put the time in
Twitter - fabulous if you put the time in
G+ - okay but very busy now. I have had commissions through that
Instagram - not really for sales but you can sell instagram prints on http://instaprints.com our sister site
Pinterest - some people saying they get sales but I have not seen that

As an artist, half of the work is marketing yourself.

Here are some good links to discussions in our forum and elsewhere about marketing your work

http://1stangel.co.uk/downloads/ Dan Turner's 7 Keys To Selling Art Online
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=720538 The Art Of Social-network Marketing Available Online For Free
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=1192902&targetid=1193015#1193015 Evaluating Your Own Work To Sell By Mike Savad
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=908258 How to critique and edit your own work for better sales
http://1stangel.co.uk/fineartamerica/2011/07/12/tagging-or-keywords-and-descriptions Tagging, or Keywords and Descriptions
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=377664 Marketing Yourself
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=431967 Innovative Marketing for Artists - Challenge!
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=420132 Niche Marketing?
http://1stangel.co.uk/fineartamerica/2011/07/11/how-do-i-launch-a-local-art-show How Do I Launch A Local Art Show??
http://1stangel.co.uk/fineartamerica/2011/06/23/press-releases PRESS RELEASES what are they and how to use them
http://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=432109 YOUR Print Quality - Please Read
http://www.fineartamerica.com/newsletters/order-fulfillment-partner.html One of the newsletters with some good info on

Be sure to stay active on Fine Art America: join discussion, contests, etc.

We have an entire Marketing section for you to utilise to help sell your work. Try using those tools to help you.

But the best place to start is telling your friends and family.

 

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