How to Sell Art on YouTube

If you are anything like me, you may sit on the couch late at night surfing through all sorts of videos on Youtube. Everything from hilarious clips of your favorite TV show to short instructional videos around specific tasks. But, did you know that Youtube can be a hugely effective marketing tool for your art? Val's Art Diary - Alice in Wonderland I've been following Val for years. Her videos are the best examples of how to [...]

Paint Your Own Social Media Portrait

By now, anyone who has been following this blog knows that I am a big proponent of social media and its benefits to artists as a free marketing medium. Social media has been proven to be one of the fastest and most effective means of promoting your art brand, building contacts and announcing events - I know this from personal experience. Below, today's guest post shares some unique ways to help you do just that! ~Lori Guest [...]

10 Reasons Why You Got Unfriended on Facebook

Gaining new 'friends' on Facebook is half the fun of it, the other half is serious business. So, what happens when you notice your friend count just went from 372, down to 370? Yikes - you just got unfriended by two friends, and for no apparent reason! Check out these 10 reasons below to help you figure it all out...but, first... Let's be grateful that Facebook does not publicly humiliate us all by listing who had the audacity to unfriended us. [...]

Social Media’s Top Stars Share Their Tips on Twitter

Blazing a trail through the fast moving flow of the new social media frontier can be daunting... To help you on your social media journey, I sent out a 'tweet' to some of the most respected, biggest, brightest and rising stars in social media. This is what I asked, "Plz will u share ur best twitter or socmed tip n 140 characters 4 an upcoming twitter all star post. add a link if u want & i'll [...]

How to Use Your Art-Making Skills to Create a Compelling Video

Youtube and other video sharing websites are a great way to market your art, make art or craft demonstrations and share your artistic knowledge. Creative marketing advisor, Stacey Cornelius helps take the mystery out of video making by explaining how you can use your art-making skills! How to use your art-making skills to create a compelling video Guest artist/author: Stacey Cornelius Online video like Youtube and Vimeo are gaining tremendous popularity among both art lovers and search engines. [...]

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Image & Following

With the popularity of the new guest article I wrote, Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Image & Following for The Top 10 Blog, (it's even been re-published on the popular blog, I thought I better share it with my own readers! In the article below, see if you are putting your best tweet forward. Do you measure up to these 10 tips for brushing up your Twitter image and following? Top 10 Ways to Improve [...]

Is the Social Media Bandwagon Right for You?

by guest artist/author:Matt LeBlanc By day I’m an agency account director and an abstract artist by night. My day job consists of managing multi million dollar advertising campaigns and I constantly discuss online marketing strategies with my clients. The online world was turned upside down a few years ago with the introduction of Social Media. The Social Media bandwagon is not only for big businesses, but is it right for you? The web is rapidly changing the [...]

How Artists Can Use YouTube Video to Improve Marketing

Over years, 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 website/blog and create brand identity. Video marketing will help [...]