Best methods to promote yourself

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  1. linarave

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    What do you guys think?Is is the Face Book,Pinter-est,Instagram?Build yourself a site?Start a blog?Galleries,shows?What should a new artist do in order to get more exposure?
     
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    Definitely do the social route. But also think about joining Etsy if you are an artist and are trying to get some clientele.

    In addition, check out colleges, hotels, restaurants in your area, they are always looking for artwork to spice up their atmosphere.
     
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    Use meta tags in your web site that will tell spiders what your site is about. You can also register your site with search engines like Yahoo and social networks too (googel+,facebook,twitter,pinrest,). Here you should update fresh content and images. you can add business locally through online.these the way are get better results soon.
     
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    Hi linarave..

    Best way to promote your self is to be yourself means you have to more focus on what you are giving, how you are given & whom you are given..

    Agree with other's that Social Site are the best & Easy way to get started plus its give you more attention than any other sources (but only if you know how) Social Site builds on Daily or at least weekly updates otherwise its falls.. !


    If you promoting your self to sale any thing.. So wait a minute & ask your self Why anyone should care what you are selling to them.. ?
    If you got the answer brother you got how to make your business to another level.. !

    -Ammar
     
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    I think finding easiest way to get your art to your target audience is finding where your target audience is. After you determine who is your best customer, their age, their discretionary spending limit, their location and their online habits you can determine where to invest you advertising time and money. Sometimes your customer is spending time on Social Media sites and sometimes they are still receptive to snail mail. Just depends on what you have to sell and who you desire to sell it to. For instance, teens and twenty somethings aren't buying handcrafted furniture pieces and baby boomers aren't buying photography packages for newborns. Through research, and a good plan with great follow through can lead to excellent success.
     
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    I would have to say from personal experience it would have to be Twitter. It has been the best for me so far. In my opinion Facebook is probably one of the worst sites for promoting yourself. I would try Twitter if I were you.
     
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    I like Facebook. Don't depends on other methods. Because there are lot's of visitors in Facebook than other social media sites. So Facebook is better.
     
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    Just because Facebook has a lot of visitors, that does not mean it is the only method tat should be used. A lot of businesses benefit from being able to show pictures of what they sell, so they can also use Pinterest. Jordan94, because of personal experience, likes Twitter, although I would like to have read more about his experience. With many options available, it would be a mistake to use just one. A better idea would be to take a look at each social media site to see if it's a good fit for your business, then determine the best way to use it if it is.
     
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    One best method to showcase your skills and accomplishments is to build your online portfolio. That means building a website with your name on the domain and post your credentials and past awards and accomplishment in your field.
     
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    I am totally agree with you here. There are lot's of methods for business benefits. I just let her that Facebook is better than any others. That's it.
     
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    To promote your site, you need to follow this simple traffic generation. The most effective traffic generation are social bookmarking, social media, youtube video submission, squidoo lens, yahoo answers, and article submission.
     
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    I prefer all the ways, all are good.
    Make your official website, make your blog, make your Facebook official page, make your business account on LinkedIn, go to twitter, pinterest.
    There are numerous ways to promote yourself.
     
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    Promoting yourself can mean two things and there are two slightly different approaches to this:

    First situation - promoting yourself means advertising your products and services. In this case, you may need a website optimised for your offer and / or accounts on platforms like ebay, amzon, fiverr, gumtree (these are examples, I don't know exactly what you're doing), depending on what your offer is, social media business accounts on individual products / services or a general one, you may want to use AdWords etc.

    Second situation - promoting yourself means branding yourself - this is usually used by digital marketers and, in rare situations, by other industry experts. In this case you would usually need a website / blog using your name as a domain name, most of the content will be related to you and your expertise, you would offer quite a lot of free advice in regards to your industry, you would create social media business accounts on your name, you may use display networks and re-marketing / re-targeting as paid advertising rather than basic AdWords etc.
     
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    Social Networking and all the above-mentioned platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are very important for any business or an individual to build its identity and stand out from the crowd. To build your social media presence, you have to be active and share rich, authentic and interesting content with high-quality and relevant images according to content that convey the right message to your target audience. If you are running a food and drink business then Facebook and Instagram are the best platforms to become famous.
     
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    If you are an artist then forget social media for promotion. Just use it to get every possible contact on every cultural website and magazine you can find. Then start requesting interviews or space in any and all of them.

    That will be better for you in the long run.
     
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    Doing a daily blog really does work. The more links you have for google/bing to crawl. It will help you with your ranking. Use the 2 links per blog with the most important keyword(s). If your website is able to have a blog on there. Do it there as well. Internal links and external links gets attention. SEO your website properly. Get involved in forums and social media. It takes time, but you will get results and does work.
     
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    Social media is #1 but other method is blogging, writing good tutorials related to your niche, video marketing and PPC.

    Local offline promotion is also a good option but it will be hard.
     
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    What you could do is build a website specializing in an aspect of your art for which people are searching for info. Examples: painting, sculpting, jewelry making, etc. As like-minded people come to your site to get the information you publish, they can be exposed to your work. If you can find a way for them to share your work with others, that will spread it even further.
     
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    Make your profile in number of social sites like on Facebook,Twitter,Pinterest,Linkedin.
    Write interesting blogs and share on these social sites for your promotion.I am using Twitter and it is best social site for promotion
     

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