4. Pay attention to your DM notifications. True business deals often come via DM and not comments on Instagram.
5. Don't post once a month and expect a response. You have to be consistent, patient, and put the effort in.
Teenagers have these super odd rules about how often to post on social media. Do not follow the rules your kids use. Post the hell out of your art. Do not, however, post more than one photo in an hour (unless you are using stories) because then you will annoy people. Just talking about your art or saying daily you are "going to the studio" without showing photos of your art in process (or complete) sounds really artsy but that won't sell a thing. Text only status updates are not enough anymore. Post multiple times in the day and be sure there is a link to your shop in an easy to find spot. Facebook and instagram do not show posts in real time anymore so if someone missed your morning post, you can catch their eye in the afternoon- and this is another reason tagging is essential. Buyers often search by tags/keywords.
The more you know about your style the better you can describe it to potential buyers. The more you know about what category your art fits in, the better you will be able to tag your work online so google (and buyers!) can find it. The more you know the more confident you will feel. You need to be an expert about YOUR ART in order to sell it.
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I am going to be 48 this year. I have been selling my art since I was 15, long before the internet and instagram. I started selling my art online in 2000 and have never stopped. I have met all the career goals (huge goals, medium goals, tiny goals!) I set for myself so far. I am still setting new goals and going after them. Maybe some of the lessons I have learned along the way will help you. I will be posting art career tips under the hashtag #LindasFreeAdvice. I will post here and also on my instagram so you can read when it is convenient for you. Look for those tips to start soon!
Art does not have rules and neither do coffee mugs. New I Am Art mugs are now available in my shop and you can fill them with whatever YOU want.
I Am Art Inked Mug: http://linda-woods.pixels.com/products/i-am-art-black-ink-art-by-linda-woods-linda-woods-coffee-mug.html
Modern art does not have to be black and white. Rich neutrals add texture and color to create soothing spaces.
"Cirkel" is new series of modern art in warm tones: http://linda-woods.pixels.com/collections/modern+art