Can all of the online marketing tools available help artists build a successful online art business? Can Facebook help you sell more art? Can Instagram help you sell more art? Can Twitter help you sell more art?
Can Twitter Help You Sell More Art
Selling your art is not easy and it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and discipline. The tools that are available for artists can become overwhelming at times. With too many tools available some people might find themselves wasting valuable time.
If you are looking for immediate sales, Twitter will not be your solution. What Twitter can do is build your brand over time and build relationships with your audience.
Build Your Artist Brand
If you are new to Twitter, you will want to start with the basics.
Take some time to spend some time learning Twitter’s unique language, how to add images, how to add content, how to link to other content, and how to engage with other people on Twitter.
After you have set up your Twitter account, dedicate some time to looking around and observing what other people are doing on Twitter. Observe how they are communicating and engaging with others.
Once you have spent some time looking through Twitter, it is time to start building brand awareness.
Just like Facebook, you will want to provide a variety of valuable content for your audience.
Selling Art On Twitter
Did you know you can sell art and build your online art business on Twitter?
Social media platforms are a great way for artists to build an online presence and Twitter is on top of the list of social media sites you should be using.
Twitter tips for artists:
- Share finished art (link to listing)
- Share work in progress
- Share your story
- Announce up-to-date news about your business
- Connect with other artists
Below are some examples of some amazing artists and photographers who are building brand awareness on Twitter.
SteamPunk Hover Rolls with Queen ART https://t.co/fBcNLa6PBW #queen #fantasy #steampunk #transport #illustration pic.twitter.com/xBgsAyrNlC
— Martin Davey (@MDfineart) July 16, 2018
Nature's beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.-Louie Schwartzberg https://t.co/0AKcBv9Alk Belinda Greb Photography pic.twitter.com/qclgnczKFd
— Belinda Greb (@BelindaGreb) July 18, 2018
New artwork for sale! – "Glass Abstract 141" – https://t.co/itfFeiWeeC @fineartamerica pic.twitter.com/8hjQPMGC56
— Sarah Loft (@SMaureneLoft) July 12, 2018
The #painting for my friend is complete. A Lily Of The Valley & Monarch Butterfly gift that I hope she will love. ? Fingers and toes crossed!!! It has been fun but now I think I need a small rest before my next painting efforts. ??? pic.twitter.com/erWlAAPM7z
— Ruth H. Welter (@rhwelter) July 11, 2018
"Colonial Sheep" by Rachel Morrison https://t.co/CzaT6ygbyP #colonialwilliamsburg #photography pic.twitter.com/IpMrX0FTkL
— Rachel Morrison (@Rachllea) July 11, 2018
"Hurry Up DeX, Its Hot!" #colour_collective #kohl For the ever supportive& talented @ElaineCruseArt & Oliver. Hope this helps! #staycool and for the ever supportive&talented @JonsCrazyTweets always cracking me up!#lovedex ??❄ pic.twitter.com/Bo38i922PT
— Lisa Poggioli (@caseybella3) July 14, 2018
It is easy than you think to learn how to promote art on Twitter.
All you have to do is study what is working with other artists.
Take note of what they Tweet about, how they showcase their artwork, how they link to their landing pages, how often they tweet and most importantly how they engage with their audience.
Take the strategies that are working for them and try to implement them into your own strategies.
I highly recommend following Martin, Belinda, Sarah, Ruth, Lisa, and Rachel not only are they wonderful people but their amazing artwork will inspire you.
How To Get Art Noticed On Twitter
Martin, Belinda, Sarah, Ruth, Lisa, and Rachel have not built a large following on Twitter by accident.
They have spent endless hours enhancing their artistic skills and learning how to market their artwork online.
Each of them has devoted time to learn how to photography and showcase their art on Twitter.
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Getting your art noticed on Twitter is not as easy as Tweeting an image.
The artist above and thousands of other artists have thousands of followers because they are social. They take the time to engage and support others by “liking” and “retweeting” Tweets from people they follow.
The bottom line is that they are building relationships with people around the world.
Their success did not happen overnight. They focus on their goals and stay consistent with their efforts.
More Ways To Build A Twitter Following
Just like Facebook, Instagram, and blogging, it takes time and effort to build a following.
Dedicate some time every day to build relationships with other artists and people who are interested in your artistic style.
The more people you reach out to the quicker you will be noticed.
Below are some more helpful tips you can start implementing on Twitter.
Meet Influential People
Twitter is a unique social media network that allows you to easily find influential people in your field. I have met some wonderful people on Twitter that are more than willing to help others succeed. After all, we are all trying to learn and better ourselves.
When you find some people that are in your field, follow them and help spread their word. They will be happy to do the same for you.
Do not be afraid to reach out to them in a private message. Most of the people that I have contacted have responded back to me.
Do not take it too personally if they do not get back to you, they are as busy as you are.
Twitter is one of my favorite places for real-time news.
You are always “in the moment” when you are on Twitter. A tweet’s lifespan is shorter than Facebook’s, but if you are looking for news that is happening right now, Twitter is the place to be.
How can “real-time news” help you sell more art?
If you map out a blueprint, you could easily announce a new piece of art that you are working on.
Real-Time News Example:
“I am excited to share with you soon my latest piece of art I am working on.”
“I got a lot done today. My artwork is starting to take life.”
“I was inspired by a trip to the beach for my latest creation. Do you love the beach?”
“I will be posting my newest piece of art tomorrow.”
Post your art.
If you tweet one tweet a day you will have five days of content that help create interest in what you are about to sell.
If you are thinking that you can tweet a few posts on Twitter and sales will be rolling in, you are wrong. Twitter is not a place that will produce instant sales. Instead, Twitter will help you build a strong business and brand over time.
Can Twitter help you sell more art? The answer is yes.
Twitter helps artists sell more art.
Can Twitter Help You Sell More Art Overview:
- Build Your Artist BrandSelling Art On Twitter
- How To Get Art Noticed On Twitter
- More Ways To Build A Twitter Following
- Meet Influential People
- Reel-Time News
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