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4 Years Ago

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

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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Mike Savad

4 Years Ago

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


Fine Art Photography

4 Years Ago

Thanks Mike,

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


Theresa Tahara

4 Years Ago

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.


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 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 Dan Turner's 7 Keys To Selling Art Online The Art Of Social-network Marketing Available Online For Free Evaluating Your Own Work To Sell By Mike Savad How to critique and edit your own work for better sales Tagging, or Keywords and Descriptions Marketing Yourself Innovative Marketing for Artists - Challenge! Niche Marketing? How Do I Launch A Local Art Show?? PRESS RELEASES what are they and how to use them YOUR Print Quality - Please Read 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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