You’re a creative.
You make killer work.
You want people to see and be impacted by what you do.
If so, you need to market yourself.
This is where social media comes in.
Social media is free for everyone to use. Literally everyone (4.4 billion) is already on it and is using it daily.
Now the question is, how do you get your art out in front of other people?
How will others find you?
Let’s dive right in.
1. Here’s how to be an artist on social media:
To be an artist on social media, you must share your work in service of others.
That is, publishing work regardless of perfect (because perfect is selfish).
You must adopt the mindset of serving others before yourself.
You must also publish as often as you can to build up your own body of work. This will help others understand what you can do for them.
- Grow your audience.
Followers can be bought, but an audience has to be built.
The number of followers you have doesn’t mean anything if there is no actual community supporting you along the way.
When it comes to content, quantity > quality.
But when it comes to audience, quality > quantity
At the end of the day, your audience are the people who will look at your stuff and buy from you.
And to build your audience? Simply engage with the kinds of people who will find your stuff relevant.
- Find your spot in the market.
This one is the trickiest of the 3.
It’s the trickiest because your spot in the market can change over time.
Finding your positioning isn’t an answer you can find from a google search or textbook.
Finding your positioning takes consistent execution of content and engagement with your audience.
It will take time for you to find your spot and nail it down.
Sometimes months, or even years.
This is the part where you need most patience.
But I promise you if you do steps 1 and 2 consistently and successfully, your spot in the market will come.
It will come because by then you will have built your brand.
Being an artist on social media doesn’t have to be hard.
There is a formula, and it’s been tried and true for many.
Luckily for you, I’ve been working on a project specifically about social media for artists and designers.
And it’s specifically about how to be an artist on social media, growing your audience, and finding your spot in the market.
Want to be a part of it? We’re hosting an event on this very topic and we’d love to have you there.
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