Are finding it difficult being noticed online? You have a website, a Facebook Fan Page, a Pinterest account, and you share your images on Instagram, but you are struggling gaining followers. The internet has made it possible for any size business to get started but it takes much work to be noticed. Any artist can get found online, but there are some steps that you will need to take to get started. In this article discover how artists get found online.
Any serious artist has a website and a blog to help them market their art. A website with your domain name establishes a professional online presence.
How Artists Get Found Online?
Update Your Website
If your website is more than a few years old, chances are it might not be mobile-friendly. With the boom in Smartphones and tablet computers, this should be your first enhancement. More and more people are surfing the web from their mobile devices.
To be found online you will need to stay on top of all of the changes that happen. Now that more people are using mobile devices to surf the internet, you will need to have a mobile-friendly website. Google rewards sites that are mobile-friendly by listing them higher in search results.
Start a Blog
Do you have a blog? Large businesses have discovered that people are in search for rich content. If they wanted to stay on the playing field, they would have to change their marketing strategy. Instead of spending money on advertisements that are not bringing in any revenue they would have to put their energy that works, creating content.
As an artist, you might be thinking that you have no idea how to do either of these tasks and have no budget to hire anyone. The good news is that you can kill two birds with one stone with a completely free program WordPress.
There are two ways to accomplish this.
The first is to set up a free blog at WordPress.com. This basic version of the program is mobile-friendly and will show you just how easy WordPress is to use. Link to your site and vice versa to drive more traffic to increase your art sales.
The second way to do this is to use a third party blogging platform such as Blogger.com. Using a third part blogging platform is free but has limitations. If you are interested in starting a business, I would suggest using WordPress.
The full version of WordPress includes two key items that can help your art business take off. The first are themes and the second are plugins.
Themes set the overall appearance and functionality of the site, such as a text-based blog versus a photo blog. Search through all the free professional-looking themes available to find the one that is right for the look and feel of your business.
Plugins are little mini-programs that add a range of functions and tools to your pages and site. The plugins can range from social media links that will let you promote your site on all of your social network accounts and allow your customers to share your content.
If your site is not getting the kind of traffic you want or enough repeat visitors, update your website site, consistently write great content for your blog, add functionality, and see what a difference it can make to your art sales.
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