Do you have a Twitter account? In this post discover how richer images for Twitter help artists grow their audience.
Twitter keeps enhancing its site for its users. Images say a thousand words and Twitter is listening. Images for twitter are now uncropped so the viewer can see them as they were meant to be.
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.”
~ Pablo Picasso
Images for Twitter
If you do not have a twitter account you might want to consider opening one. Here is a post that outlines the benefits of Twitter, 10 REASONS TO HAVE YOUR ART BUSINESS ON TWITTER.
Twitter is a real-time social network site that has been around for a long time and continues to enhance its user experience.
In the beginning, you could only share a few words with your followers.
Today you can have 140 characters, links, images, and videos.
Twitter allows you to connect with other artists, influencers, and potential buyers.
New and Improved Images for Twitter
In the past Images for Twitter were undesirable. The viewer would only be able to see a portion of the image if the image was not sized properly.
This made it difficult for artists to showcase their artwork on Twitter. If the image of the artwork was an odd size, the viewer would only be able to see a portion of the image on the timeline. The only way the entire image was viewable is if the image was clicked on.
As you and I already know, people do not spend time clicking on every image that is on their social media sites. In fact, most people just scroll until something catches their attention. Needless to say, it was tough for artists to catch someones attention with an image that only displayed a portion of the artwork.
Now images are not cropped on Twitter. Your Twitter followers will be able to enjoy your artwork on their newsfeed. This will help you to build a larger following as well as build brand awareness on Twitter.
What happens when you build brand awareness?
You increase to odds of landing a sale.
Twitter also allows you to add more than one image. This is helpful if you like to show up close photos of your artwork to show the texture of your art.
Marketing Your Art on Twitter
Selling art online is a daily learning experience.
Once you have found a marketing strategy that seems to work, social media sites and search engines find a way to put a monkey wrench in the plan.
You have to be willing to learn on a daily basis if you are at all interested in selling art online for the long-term.
Here is a list of some of my favorite online marketing eBooks.
- The Twitter Effect – Eric Bieller
- The Art of Social Media – Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick
- Likeable Social Media, Revised and Expanded – Dave Kerpen
- Likeable Social Media for Business – Greg Mason
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk
- Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less – Joe Pulizzi
Being Productive on Social Media
The only way to succeed on social media is to try different strategies to see what works best for your audience.
If you are not organized you might overlook a goldmine.
That is why I created and use the Editable Monthly Social Media Tracking.
Editable Monthly Social Media Tracking
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You will be able to add text in the fields and save the PDF or print it in Adobe Reader.
An art business is as strong as its goals and plans.
This planner will make easy for you to keep track of your social media strategies.
Create, assess, and revise your strategies and watch your art sales increase.
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There are many social media platforms that you can market your art on.
The best way to get started is by using the networks that have been around the longest like Facebook and Twitter.
Now with the new and improved images on Twitter, you will be able to properly showcase your creations.
You might also be interested in:
- 7 Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Artists
- How to be More Productive Marketing on Social Media
- 12 Twitter Marketing Benefits for Artists
- Where to Sell Art Online – How to Get Started
- How Artists Can Grow Their Art Business by Teaching Online
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