Artists: Social Media Won’t Bite

Social Media Won't BiteAs an artist, it’s sometimes troublesome to think of yourself as anything BUT an artist.  However, as you may well know, in order to be a successful artist…and by successful I mean a money making artist, not just a talented artist, you have to look at your “passion to create” as an actual business endeavor.  And this means embracing the world of marketing!  The article mentioned below will help to demystify social media marketing for some of you.  Others may need additional help so that’s why I’m creating this blog post.  Lori McNee made the following wonderful points found in the article below:

  1. Talk to your audience, not at them.
  2. Spend your time wisely on social media.
  3. Give people a reason to come back to your social media sites.
  4. Be consistent

Sometimes you have to live it, breathe it and do it in order to “get it”!  So…if you need more information, leave a comment and I’ll help you out as best as I can!

Demystifying Social Media for Artists

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About Tracy Kennard

I'm a social media marketer, consultant and virtual assistant at Your Virtual Footprint. I work with art galleries, artists, event planners, non profits, small businesses, entrepreneurs & professional speakers in leveraging social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and Wordpress.com blogs in an effort to reach their specific business goals.
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2 Responses to Artists: Social Media Won’t Bite

  1. Nice post Tracy. Artists often need a helping hand in turning their creativity into business practice – I like what you are doing. I work in social media myself, maybe we can help each other. I run a group on triberr called ‘social media professionals’ check it out and see if you would like an invite. I have followed your Twitter account to stay connected.

    • Glad you enjoyed the post Stuart. I’ve been having a wonderful time working with artists and promoting their gallery events. An artist’s creativity is definitely an asset to the social media world. It’s just a mindset change. I haven’t heard of Triberr but I’ll check your group out soon. I’m following you on Twitter now too! Thanks for the comment!

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