7 Tips to Create a Great Avatar

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Most people are familiar with the term "avatar" since it was popularized in the movie, Avatar.  However, let me explain the two types of  avatars: A computer user's representation of himself/herself or alter ego in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games.   The two-dimensional avatar (picture, icon) to be used on Internet forums and other Social Media communities. It can also refer to the personality connected with the … [Read more...]

How to Sell Art on Facebook – One Artist’s Way

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by guest artist/author: Caren When I joined Facebook, it wasn't to sell art. Originally, I was looking to find old friends and make new ones. My list of friends grew, and I started posting my paintings in a photo album on Facebook. Suddenly, people wanted to buy my paintings. So here's what I did to sell art on Facebook: I posted purchasing information in each photo caption and instructed potential buyers to be first one to leave a "Sold" … [Read more...]

SEO Tips to Rank Your Twitter & Facebook Pages Higher on Google

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Continuing with our series of art marketing articles for "Thinking Outside the Frame", the following guest post will help you do just that... guest author: John Paul Aguiar Now that Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages are included in Google search results, I thought I would share with you a few Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips to get more SEO push out of your Twitter and Facebook pages. You should be using Twitter and Facebook to connect and … [Read more...]

Fine Art Tips Now on Facebook!

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  This is a quick announcement to let all my friends and followers know that Fine Art Tips is now on Facebook. If you like the information you find on this art blog, please follow Fine Art Tips on Facebook for more art tips, and some fun interaction with other artists and me! Just click the 'like' button. This is a great networking opportunity to meet many artists and grow your own Facebook friends. The importance of Social Media to the … [Read more...]

How Artists Can Use YouTube Video to Improve Marketing

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Over the past year, I have discovered the value of video marketing. I have been learning how to edit, optimize and upload my own videos which is a rewarding experience. You do not have to be the next James Cameron to create an entertaining video that generates many views and increases traffic to your site. Below, are some video marketing tips and stats that I have learned. The basic idea behind using video is to drive traffic to your … [Read more...]

The Real Story of Twitter’s 1st Art Auction – @140hours

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 The following guest post by Gary Brant is the first in the series of inspiring and informative articles by working artists, galleries and individuals who are 'Thinking Outside the Frame' with creative art marketing ideas in this challenging economy.  Gary, a true visionary, has created a revolutionary online art auction using the power of Social Media. The World's 1st Twitter Art Auction & Supporter of International Charities. On a … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips: Changing Permalinks Reset My ‘Tweetmeme’ Button Back to Zero!

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Awww....the joys of blogging... My handy little 'Retweet'  button by Tweetmeme.com has reset itself back to ZERO!!! That means there is no trace of the many past 'Retweets' that you all have made while sharing my posts on Twitter. It is not the 'end of the world' although I am frustrated because - I loved my 'Retweet' button count! So, let me give all you Artists/Bloggers a 'heads-up' on WHY this happened to me and hope it doesn't … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Artists Need Social Media & Eye Opening Stats to Back It Up!

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Social media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate. But, many artists still are intimidated at the idea of joining in on the Social Media Revolution. In fact, there are many artists out there who still don't have a website or email! Well if it's working, more power to them! But for the rest of us artists who are challenged by the economy, it is time for us to 'think outside the frame' or studio! Here's why... Keep … [Read more...]

Art Marketing Success Tips for 2010

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    In this challenging economy, being a successful artist not only consists of creating great art, but it is also about creating a strong business. Unless you are the next coming of artist/business mogul, Thomas Kinkade, artists should think of themselves as small business owners. Small businesses that succeeded in 2009 were based on trust, longevity, and personal branding. With that in mind, I’ve researched some of the top websites for … [Read more...]

How To Reach Beyond Your Niche on Twitter

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When I first began on Twitter in March 2009, my main focus was to attract readers to my fledgling Fine Art Tips blog. My target niche was artists and art collectors. To my surprise, my tweets and blog posts began to capture the attention of a much broader audience. Why? My Twitter updates have an appeal that reaches beyond my own art niche market. Although I tweet about art, I have avoided falling into the trap of over focusing on my … [Read more...]


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