Sunday, July 24, 2016

Getting Social

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about social media and whether or not it’s all that it’s cracked up to be for the art community.

I have been a member of Facebook, LinkedIn, Fine Art America and other lesser known sites for years. I have a blog (if your reading this that is probably a “duh” moment) and a Website. 

As I have researched new and emerging sites, I’ve looked at what other artists are using.

Some of the sites I haven’t tried are 500px, DeviantArt and Behance. Sure some people like Pintrest, Instragram and flickr among others, but I’m not sure if they really help sell art. 

I’m very familiar with flickr, and twitter, but haven’t ever had someone contact me looking to buy anything from those contacts. 

At the end of the day, you want to drive potential buyers to a place where they can actually select a product and give you money, yes it’s about income.

Sites like Fine Art America, 500px, and Etsy, give your followers an easy way to find and actually purchase your work. That’s what it’s all about. You have to decide if other social media sites are worth your limited time. 

Any other social media should be to inform potential customers about you and what you do, then give them the chance to see what you have created, and finally break out the wallet and buy. 

Just my thoughts, others may see it differently.

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