The other day I was checking my e-mails from other subscriptions I had and I was FLOODED and I really do mean FLOODED of e-mail saying something like...
“Why social media is needed”
“10 hours left to get your social media course”
“ Why you are failing Pinterest and how to fix that”.
And I get it, our world is “social media” and I LOVE social media...but that’s all I hear. And I know Facebook, Instagram and all that jazzzzzz are great business models to make income.
Yes, people are making 6-7 digits working through their blogs, video’s, podcasts and more. But here’s another fact. NOT everyone is making that and there are MORE people trying to earn that. Nonetheless, this is normal. This is technically a business were most people WILL fail. AND, if your into face painting or doing art, you are dealing with the same things.
So what I’m I getting too? Okay, here’s my verdict. This may be completely personal but I think we’re been over obsessed on social media. We’re forgetting about true traditional business. You know making REAL relationships with people.
I know some of traditional business just doesn’t work anymore OR it just fades out BUT people don’t realize social media isn’t your ONLY nor may NOT be the most effective way to create a business. It's fabulous for exposure but how can people truly get personal and real with you? And this goes for an artist, and here is my main reasons why.
It’s hard to find people in your area.
When you are looking online, you see so many types of artists with beautiful art work. They stand out and have a HUGE following. BUT when YOU start trying...you are working your little touché off and barely getting one person to look at your work.
You are literally TRYINGGG to get to that level. But here’s a cruddy thing to remember, you will fail.
Being an artist is not only difficult, but you art is only going to speak to a SMALL amount of people. Looking for your clientele online may be difficult. This is because you have no Frinken idea if they are online. ORR which social media page they are using. Yes, some people do figure it out, but you need to try for a LONG time.
Online is great for bloggers who blog about coding or writing a blog online because they are served for ONLINE.
An artist? Well, you have a long way to go because people prefer SEEING your work, especially in person.
SOLUTION: If you don’t know who your target market is and you are still trying to figure that out, do art shows in your community. Being known LOCALLY is way better to start off. People always want to support the locals. Start looking at galleries and places that offer art showings for the public. This requires research but this will help you grow a TRUE following.
Make sure you promote your social media with your work. This will build your connections with your LOCALS. You would be amazed what your community as the capacity of doing.
Do you feel you social media isn't the only solution to get noticed?
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HELLO MY NAME IS JENN! THE FOUNDER OFWWW.CREATIVEBOUNDLESS.COM. I OFFER CREATIVE ARTISTIC (FACEPAINT & PORTRAITS) SERVICES TO ALLOW CLIENTS VALUE SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND MEMORIES. I ALSO TEACH FUN, BUBBLY AND CREATIVE BIZ OWNERS HOW TO CREATE A MEMORABLE AND CHILD LIKE BUSINESS THROUGH FACE PAINTING AND OTHER ARTISTIC SERVICES (ONLINE & OFFLINE).