It happens to almost every artist who has an account on Instagram – you get a direct message asking if you take commissions. While the request in and of itself seems like it should be a compliment and not something you should worry about, there's good reason to take extreme caution when getting these types of Instagram DM requests.
One of the misconceptions I see with a lot of new users is that "Instagram fame" is somehow easier to achieve than it is. They think, "okay my content is great, I'm using relevant hashtags, I'm posting often (but not too often), I'm engaging with other users.....why is my follower and like count still so … Continue reading Instagram Fame Might Not Be For You
You would be hard-pressed to walk down the street in the last decade, and not see the steady incline of people staring at their phones as if there was literally nothing else around them that was more interesting. We are often experiencing life through our phone screens instead of with our own eyes. Instead of … Continue reading Instagram is Not Validating You As An Artist
Hey Everyone, I have some exciting news to share with you...I'm now on Patreon and YouTube! In this ever-changing technological world, people are consuming information in many different ways. I want to offer people options on how they can experience the advice, reviews, and tutorials that I have to share. I strongly believe that the addition … Continue reading Support Me on Patreon and YouTube
So you finally did it. You've signed up for your very own social media account. At first, you’re a little nervous, “Do I really want to put myself and my art out there like this?!” Despite any better judgment, you go for it anyway. After your first few posts, your follower count increases slowly, starting … Continue reading Reasons Why You Are Losing Followers
Social media has become an integral part of our lives. What started as a simple way to share with your friends and loved ones, has turned into a marketing tool that any savvy entrepreneur or artist can use to propel their business forward. Never before have we been able to reach people across the world … Continue reading Social Media Etiquette