I use Twitter for a few hours a day. I have a number of folks I follow that art artist or designers and I try to connect with them regularly. They've included my work in some of their marketing and blogs.
I also keep an eye out for competitions not on FAA.
I spend usually 5 to 6 days a week promoting my art...Usually through my blogs and local advertising venues.
My business is painting murals so I need to stay on top of advertising and gaining as much exposure as possible.
i can say - a search engine. because i know i come up in google. we don't have a good counter on this side of the site. so i can't tell really where they come from. i do know many search for me by name. and there are people that advertise me on twitter or facebook - because they are fans. i think many simply go to my store and look.
A few weeks ago all I used to do was uploading my paintings and forget them. It's only after reading a few discussion threads here on FAA, I understood the value of promotion. I still don't do much but nowadays whenever I upload something, I post it in some relevant FAA discussion threads, twitter, FB's relevant groups. Except these I always used to maintain my blog and FB page.
I am a marketing person, so I have incorporated my efforts here into 4 of my 6 web sites. Eventually all 6.
Plus I have emailed everyone who follows me and let them know I am on here now.
Plus I have emailed several companies and let them know I am alive.
Plus, I add images every couple of days. Variety.
basically your setting up a garage sale. if you tell no one, you might get one or two people that just happen to be in the area going to it. if you place a single balloon at end of a driveway you get more attention. if you place signs at the end of the block, more will see. if the signs go out farther, even better. if you advertise in local papers and so on, you get more.
but just uploading is never enough. in a normal gallery you have foot traffic. but on a site like this, if you don't do anything, no one will ever know your here, unless they find you by accident on google. that's why it's important to spread your name around. any way you think you can do it, do that.
I show some pics in my social media profiles when I upload them and I write in my blog also showing the posts in social medias.
I don't know what else I can do.
I notice if I show up too often in social media people ignore my posts. This is why I try to write and show what I have only once a week. More than it people will not look give attention anymore.