A friend forwarded “99 Ways to Market Your Art” from Copyblogger. While it is targeted towards artists, it applies universally to bloggers – no matter what you are blogging about.
You’re an artist — a writer, musician, illustrator, or dancer. Maybe you’re into doll sculpting, keepsake jewelry making, fashion photography, plain air painting, or composing ambient electronica.
You’re pretty brave when it comes to creating, but the mere thought of marketing your work might make you break into a cold sweat.
Would you rather be shot out of a cannon than toot your own horn? Is balancing on a tightrope more attractive to you than asking people to shell out money for your masterpieces?
If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
You are not alone.
The tips are brilliant, what you come to expect from Copyblogger contributors, and your blog exercise today.
Your blog exercise is to read through the article and chart your course to improve the marketing of your site.
You are a blogger, and that makes you an artist. Truly. No all artists work with paint, clay, or camera. You work with words, often images. Your creative machine is in your head, pouring through your fingers on the keyboard, sharing your insights, your perspective, your dreams, your talents, and your skills with the world around you. You are an artist.
Like most artists, you need help marketing your art. Use the above article to explore all the ways you can take your art to the next level.
Be brave. It’s time to toot your own horn.
I would love to have you blog your new path inspired from this article, but I will settle for comments below.
There are 99 things on that list, and 70+ apply directly to you, I’m sure. Go through it and write down a plan of action – a marketing plan – for yourself and your site.
To quote from the article, be a valiant warrior – fighting for yourself.