YOU NEED TO CONTINUOUSLY GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE.
How do you do that? What works? What doesn’t? …and a huge amount of other questions come to mind along with confusion and maybe even giving up before you ever try because there’s so many “answers.”
A Brief History
When I first got onto the internet late 1998, I certainly was confused, too. I was quite concerned about clicking on a link because I didn’t know if I’d ever find my way back to where I started. From my uncertain beginnings, a determination to find what works and an undying desire to help my fellow creative and talented friends, I jumped into the new virtual world.
The internet has changed a lot over the years! There’s an amazing amount of information and services now. You never know what will happen if you use the services as some work and others don’t. However, there are certain activities that can be done that will always get results because the actions worked from the beginning of the internet till now.
Artists Dream Up Solutions Before Their Time
Have you ever come up with an idea but it didn’t get accepted when you did it or spoke about it? Artists definitely come up with ideas, solutions and activities way before their time. Take a look at Leonardo de Vinci for example, centuries later and we still haven’t caught up with all of his inventions.
Artist marketing solutions work that way, too. In the earlier years of Help 2 Succeed, I put together some pretty cool sites that would help creative and talented folks to live their art. When I didn’t get participation, I nuked the sites – only to find out at a later date that it could’ve worked.
Indie Artists Club
So, in 2016, I created a website called Indie Artists Club. The site is set up perfectly in order to help artists to get their name out there on a forever type of basis. Google loves the way I set it up.
Contacting artists to get their information onto the site took a bit of doing but I did get a core group to help with the pilot project. Nothing happened at first, but now my little, simple site shows up on the first page of Google when searching for the specific artists.
What’s So Great About the First Page of Google?
Being on the first page of Google is important because it puts your art business in front of new customers. … Because more people who see your art business means more people who can become customers or recommend it to others.
As of September 26th 2018, Google gets 228 million searches per hour, and 5.6 billion searches per day.
Indie Artists Club Simple Little Site Works Like a Powerhouse
Here’s the results from worst to best (searches done on 9 Aug 19):
The Google results of a search for “Chuck Rosenthal Fine Art” delivered 1,700,000 results and in 6th place is Indie Artists Club – Chuck Rosenthal Fine Art.
The Google results of a search for “Elizabeth C. Sullivan Art” delivered 38,000,000 results and in 3rd place is Indie Artists Club – Elizabeth C. Sullivan.
The Google results of a search for “Fine Art by Rosalinde Reece” delivered 35,800 results and in 3rd place is Indie Artists Club – Fine Art by Rosalinde Reece.
The Google results of a search for “Sharon Beth” delivered 11,700,000 results and in 2nd place is Indie Artists Club – Sharon Beth.
The Google results of a search for “Frank P. Devine carving” delivered 1,850,000 results and in 1st place is Indie Artists Club – Frank P. Devine. Frank has also been a guest on the Help 2 Succeed Radio Show which shows up in 2nd place of this google search.
The Google results of a search for “D.R. Yurkas” delivered 54,700 results and in both 1st & 2nd place is Indie Artists Club – D.R. Yurkas.
How Can This HELP YOU?
Indie Artists Club helps you on a right now and a nearly forever basis to consistently get the word out about your artistic creations. If you are out there in the virtual universe to be found, you will indeed get found. If you continue to be out there, your chances of success will continue to expand.
Here’s How It Works
It’s really quite simple…
At least once a month you add information on Indie Artists Club about your current projects. You talk about yourself and the project(s) and also add images and videos. Or you can talk about your inspiration, add your creations, talk about your purpose, etc. Most important you add a link to your website(s), social media and other sites that have your art.
Monthly is good, but weekly will really get results faster. Articles that are 850-1250 words are best.
Here’s the Cost
Do it Yourself $10 per month
If you can use a Word Processor or have experience with WordPress, this is your best deal. You will receive your own login in order to add up to four (4) articles every month to Indie Artists Club. What occurs after you sign up is 1. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with your account login information and 2. instructions on what to do.
Get it done for you $25 per month
This is for the not too technically inclined artist. This is for one (1) article per month. You send an email to Help 2 Succeed with information, images, video (if you want) and the link to your website. H2S will create your article for you. What occurs after you sign up is 1. You will receive an email from email@example.com and 2. instructions on what to do.
One time article only $50
If you just want to add an article once in a while, this is the service for you. You send an email to Help 2 Succeed with an article, images, video (if you want) and the link to your website. H2S will set up your article for you. What occurs after you sign up is 1. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org and 2. instructions on what to do.