Does anyone have any experience promoting art via LinkedIn please? If so, what works best for you, do you just post images and descriptions like you would on Instagram or Facebook etc? Or do other techniques work better?
I have something like 900 or more interior designers that connect with me on Linkedin.
But my art is not truly in the designer market. So in my case it does not help. I think I am merely some entertainment to those designers. I know from my grandfather, he would look at cutting edge ideas of all sorts and then design clothing, separate product, to be 5 years behind the latest on the runway.
I use it quite successfully, about 90% of this year's sales.
I cannot compare anything to FB or Instagram since I do not post there.
I have over 4100 connections and post regularly, not always images for sales, but posts of interest.
I started with articles but they don't get much traffic, so I switched to posts and do 3-4 weekly. It is important to not only like but COMMENT on others but always keep one of your own in the most recent 3 because those show when others check you out. I have a niche and I do a search for people who fit into that niche and would be interested. I do send out lots of requests and when someone accepts, I then do a small pitch...always ask a question...it ups your chances of engagement. there are people who run seminars online to help you traverse LinkedIn...I always take their advice.
I don't do the math, Frank. I have regular inquiries and sales of original and/or commissioned art.
I just like to stay in the game and LinkedIn does it for me.
I don't use any other media.
What I have noticed is a big change in the amount of views of my daily posts....and most of my connections are not artists ;)
I have my niche, as you know, and it keeps me busy enough in the winter of my career.
'When you post content as a Status Update the Like, Comment and Share metrics are more useful to indicate that people are paying attention to your content. A 'View' for content you post on LinkedIn Pulse means someone decided to click on that post. This shows engagement even if they didn't Like, Comment or Share.Feb 24, 2017'
- quote off of Google Search
That definition of 'view' goes beyond the 2016 industry definition of a person spending at least one second looking.
Everything Edward said. Focus on the words and creating a "second to none" ideal self.
All my peeps laugh at my profile on ".in" page because it's one place you definitely want to use word magic to get noticed. You will get lots of job offers if you've used this social media tool correctly.
Here is a tip, by the way, my domain provider has an option to create a sub-domain for your social media page. I find this interesting in that more people visit my profile just to see where the address goes to. In fact, I know some freelancers who use their LN profile like a website.
Very good article, Frank!
I spent a few hours today on LinkedIn, texting with 4 new connections. My profile reads are up 93% this week. I seem to have broken through some kind of visibility plateau. I have 2 more images that have gone wild in views, as they did last week.
Thanks very much everyone for all the info and links to articles (Frank). Pretty amazing view counts Marlene! Congratulations, very cool. I haven't got round to expanding my LinkedIn presence yet as I've been focussing on getting my youtube channel established and publishing a new video every sunday. I need to think of an appropriate way to include the developments of my youtube stuff on LinkedIn so I can do the two in parallel :-)