Would you like to sell more of your artwork?
Would you like to have sales occur at any time of the day or night?
With the help of technology, you can sell more art online even while you are sleeping.
In this post, you will discover some blogging basics that will drive traffic to your art listings so you can start selling more art.
Did you know that there are millions of artists like you trying to sell their original art online?
With so many people who sell fine art online, why does it seem like there are only a few artists all over social media and on the first page of Google’s search?
The answer is quite simple. The artists who climb to the top are the ones who create great content for their audience.
They have spent the time building a blog that drives traffic to their website.
Your artist blog will be the fuel that drives traffic to your art listings.
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Below are some effective tips that will help you to build a solid foundation for your artist blog and online art business.
Know Your Niche
What is niche marketing?
A niche market is a focused, targetable portion of a market.
Niche marketing not only provides startups with an opportunity to launch the business successfully but can also help them grow into significant players in a larger market. (Source: Entrepreneur)
Knowing who your target audience is will make it easier for you to write content your audience can connect to.
For example, if your artwork is primarily oil paintings of flowers, it will make no sense to write articles about boxing.
Not only will your content attract a crowd that has little interest, if any, about your artwork, but your blog will lose credibility.
In the example above, the niche is oil paintings of flowers.
Every article should be focused on oil paintings of flowers.
The objective of your artist blog is to connect your readers to your artwork.
Take some time to see if you can narrow down your niche. Focusing on a smaller niche will make it easier for your content to be found.
Knowing valuable information about your audiences, such as age, gender, income, and demographics, will help you communicate your message more effectively.
Discover Your Writer’s Voice
Your personality comes out in your writing.
Even if you use many voices (and I don’t mean multiple personalities), they’re still created by attitude, tone, and personal style. (Source: Leah McClellan – Simple Writing)
Your unique writer’s voice will separate yourself from all of the other artists selling art online.
Defining a consistent writing style will allow your readers to connect with you.
Your goal is to have your readers feel as if they know on a personal level.
Building trust takes time, but in the end, you will gain loyal art collectors by connecting your readers with you and your artwork.
For you to sell original art online, you must:
- Build an online presence
- Build brand awareness
- Build trust with your audience
All of this can be accomplished by writing about your artwork and you as an artist.
Kristen Kieffer is an excellent example of an artist who connects her audience through her unique writer’s voice.
Create A Flow
You are an artist with a creative mind.
Use your creative mind to separate yourself from all of the other artists who sell original art.
Create a flow with your posts and bring your readers on your journey.
Leave your reader wanting more. Make them excited about reading your next post.
Your blog is a story about your art journey. Take them for a ride with you and you will have a loyal art collector for life.
Beginning Blogging Tips
The first tip that I would like to address is just to get started.
Start writing, and do not be afraid of making mistakes.
I have made many blogging mistakes over the years, but my blog continues to grow because I have learned from all of my mistakes.
The good news about blogging is that you can edit it at any time.
Every week I revise my older posts to keep them up-to-date.
No matter how many times I revise them, I still find simple grammar errors or spelling mistakes.
So the best advice I can give you is to start writing. In a short amount of time, you will enhance your writing skills just as you have with your artistic skills.
Believe in yourself, believe in your artwork, and start writing about it and take your readers on a journey.
Final Thoughts On Blogging Basics
It takes time for blogs to gain authority and rank higher in search results.
The artists you see on page one of the search results have been creating content regularly for a long time.
You can be on the first page too. All you have to do is start, be patient, be willing to learn, and stay consistent with your posting schedule.
Good luck and I will see you on page one.
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Blogging Basics – Sell More Art Online Overview:
- Know Your Niche
- Discover Your Writer’s Voice
- Create A Flow
- Beginning Blogging Tips
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