Google Plus Hashtags Explained for Better Engagement

Google Plus Hashtags Explained for Better Engagement

The proper use of Google Plus hashtags will help boost engagement with your friends and following. Google Plus explains that a hashtag is a word or a phrase (without spaces) preceded by the # symbol. For example, Google Plus hashtags like #Art, #Painting, or #Artists will help people find and join conversations about those particular topics. Clicking on a hashtag will show related content. Artists and other creatives should check out Google Plus … [Read more...]

How This Artist Earned Nearly 100,000 Facebook Page Fans

How This Artist Earned Nearly 100,000 Facebook Page Fans

Incredibly, within a few months my talented friend Tony O'Connor will reach 100,000 Facebook page fans. Tony is an extraordinary artist and has the wit, charm, and humor to match his painting skills. But, his tips below will help anyone gain a loyal Facebook page following. Here's how to make your Facebook page, Tonylicious! 5 Tips on How To Have an Awesome Facebook Page That Promotes You, Your Art & Your Sales 1. … [Read more...]

Make Slideshow Videos For Instagram With PhotoGrid

Make Slideshow Videos For Instagram With PhotoGrid

Now it's easy to make quick slideshow videos for Instagram with PhotoGrid. For a while, I've been using the PhotoGrid app on my cell phone to make my photo collections into amazing collages for Instagram. But now with the addition of the video maker, I can quickly make a slideshow of my favorite images accompanied by music! I tested it out today. I even shared my slideshow to Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. I can't wait to make more fun … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Social Media can Help Boost Your SEO and Increase Traffic

5 Reasons Why Social Media can Help Boost Your SEO and Increase Traffic

Social media has been being used by successful people since it first came out. The thought of having so many people using these sites can be intimidating, but really social media can make your website thrive. Even if you only attract a very tiny fraction of the people within social media sites, your site will be successful. So to help you realize why you should be getting yourself into social media as soon as possible, here are 5 … [Read more...]

Best And Worst Times To Post On Social Media

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In order to be successful, we artists and other creatives need to be efficient with our time - online and off. Learning the best and worst times to post on social media helps us optimize our time. The infographic below illustrates a guideline for the best and worst times to post on social media. Following these times will help our content reach more people and grow our online presence. Think about this: 48% of the US population runs of Eastern … [Read more...]

How to Create a Great Online Community

online community

Do you know how to be a good person? Bravo! Then you also know how to create a great online community. Just like any familial endeavor or offline community, one must be present and attentive. But it takes more than that too. Passion. Passion will set the compass for your community and its focus. It will be the vision for why people happily carve out time in their busy lives to show up and add their own heartbeats to not only keep the … [Read more...]

The Secret To Doing Your Best

always do your best

Recently I have learned that I don't have to be perfect, however it is important for me to always do my best, but no more and no less. The inspiring book, “The Four Agreements” reiterated this fact to me. The book explains that doing our best frees us from the self-limiting beliefs that rob us of our joy and personal freedom. But, your best will never be the same from one moment to the next. Sometimes your best will be high quality, and … [Read more...]

When My Serious Painting Became A Joke On Facebook

Gazing by Lori McNee

For nearly six months, I have been working on creating a cohesive body of work for my upcoming gallery exhibitions. So, I was rather surprised when one of my new paintings became a joke on Facebook! Here's what happened... My FineArtTips Facebook fans enjoy commenting on my latest painting endeavors. Recently, I posted a new still life painting of an owl on a red vase and asked my fans to help name the piece. On my easel the painting … [Read more...]

Self-Promotion and Print on Demand

daffodils watercolor, print

Frequently, I am approached by people who have taken the exciting step of uploading their artwork to a Print on Demand website (POD) and have been sitting patiently awaiting their first sale. Some write with tales of disappointment while others simply wonder how to proceed when the print sales never occur. The expectation is that simply uploading work to a POD site such as Fine Art America, Imagekind, or RedBubble will automatically result in … [Read more...]

The Easy Way to Make a Google Plus Cover Photo

Google Plus cover photo

Sometimes, it seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with social media. That's why I was happy to find this helpful video below that easily explains how to make a custom Google Plus cover photo using the free site, CoverPhotoEditor.com. This might be old news to some of you, but it seemed useful enough to pass along to my readers... Your Google Plus "cover photo" is much like the Facebook timeline cover, but with a … [Read more...]


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