Artists Featured in Magazines and Art News Feed

 

In the studio of contemporary African artist Benon Lutaaya, one of the subjeects of Lioda Conrad's portrait series

In the studio of contemporary African artist Benon Lutaaya, the contemporary African artist is one of the subjects of Lioda Conrad’s portrait series

Artist Marketing Resources does a lot of article marketing. This past week, we’ve written and published articles for artists Metrov, Clare Haxby, and Lioda Conrad, among others.

We featured Lioda Conrad’s series of portraits of contemporary African artists in an article on Xposy magazine–read it here.

We also published news of California artist Metrov newest portrait series, on the international Art News site–see it here. Look for more forthcoming on Metrov’s Renaissance POP limited edition print series.

One of Metrov's Renaissance Pop portraits of the Mona Lisa

One of Metrov’s Renaissance Pop portraits of the Mona Lisa

Artist and designer Clare Haxby’s Singapore waterfront paintings are more relevant than ever, as the international city of Singapore celebrates its 50th Birthday, and made it easier for us to promote her art on the Art News Portal here.
Clare Haxby's Lotus Flower Building is a painting of Singapore's Art & Science Museum

Clare Haxby’s Lotus Flower Building is a painting of Singapore’s Art & Science Museum

We have many more articles in the works, but if you are an artist and would like to find out more about our article marketing program click here.

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500% Traffic Increase to Gallery Site + Increased Art Sales Reported!

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Things may slow down a bit online every summer, but this has been no time for us to slack off!

We do a lot of article marketing on Artist Marketing Resources–that is, we write and publish article about artists and their art. Then we promote our articles in Tweets, on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIN, Tumblr, Pinterest and other specialized art news sites.

Without mentioning any of our client’s names, we’d like to share some recent results.

One art site that we’ve published promotional articles for has reported a 500% increase in traffic as a direct result of our feature articles feature.

After publishing our article for an art dealer, we received this note– “Marie, Thank you very much for your wonderful work! In the past couple days, we’ve had a large amount of traffic to our website that has resulted in sales. What else can you do to repeat these fantastic results!? I would like to discuss more…”

If you’d like one or more feature articles on your art, send Marie Kazalia an email to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What I learned From Offering Article Marketing Services to Artists on Fiverr Last Week

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Last week, after being contacted by someone who claims to earn $4000 a month on Fiverr working only 8 total hours per week, I decided to put Fiverr to the test for myself. I put out the word that, in order to better understand the site, I would offer a service on Fiverr for a limited time–read my article here— offering feature articles for $5.

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I had five orders placed via Fiverr my first week on the platform. What a relief that there weren’t more. If twenty had ordered this service that first week I would have been overwhelmed, especially since I had set up delivery at 7 days maximum per order. I also offered an extra service of magazine submissions for $20.

Four of my Fiverr orders came from artists I already knew. Also, one additional new person has shown interest in my services on Fiverr.  So that out of 6 interactions, two are new, or about one third. So that I’ve begun to think of Fiverr as a fun and interesting platform for making new business connections

I’ve since added another Fiverr service that will be much easier for me to quickly fill-–I will add your website link to my site blog roll for $5 on #Fiverr click here.

I must admit that I didn’t expect to like Fiverr as much as I do! Things happen fast on Fiverr and it’s super easy to use the Fiverr control panel on my account track orders. Plus Fiverr is automated create and flag reminders on your personal TO DO list, making managing your orders a minimal task.

Consider using Fiverr services as an alternative to paying for Facebook Likes and Google ads to get click-throughs to your site–

On Fiverr its easy for artists to order useful services–for instance, if an artist has an exhibition announcement that they want published and promoted on social media, they simply place the $5 order via my Fiverr feature article offer, upload their image or images and include a link to their site plus some suggested text or focus for the article.

Then the clock starts ticking. I have 7 days to fulfill the order–that is, to put together and publish the article. Once it is published, I complete the order via Fiverr by sending the link to the client. That way there is accountability on both sides–if a client who places an order is demanding too much, then I can offer a custom order at a higher fee or simply cancel the order. This also an easy way for artists to manage their marketing and fees paid for tax purposes.

Those controls and options within Fiverr are what make the site most useful. Otherwise, working for $5 has little appeal!  But with a volume of orders and higher priced extras and custom service options, all managed from the Fiverr site, I do see the potential for at least supplementing one’s income.

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Although the majority of my first Fiverr orders came from familiar faces, I now have their positive reviews on Fiverr profile.*If you are thinking of trying Fiverr to suppliment your income, try offering several simple services rather than just one or two. You can also offer physical items that require shipping. Fiverr is set up to handle all that too.Whatever you are offering–services or products–add extras to give buyers more choices and so you can make more money. For instance, if a client needs the service completed quickly, you can add the optional service of fast delivery for an additional fee. Fiverr makes it all super easy to set up–so that those options are automated.*

Why do a feature blog article with us? Published blog articles are better than paid ads because our articles become a permanent part of Google and other search engine search results. When you pay for *likes* and ads,  your exposure stops when you stop paying.

Additional Value:  After we publish your article, we tweet the article across 5 twitter ACCOUNTS. We share your article on multiple Facebook pages that we admin, share it on Google+ and in Google art groups, post to our Tumblr blog and share multiple images with links on Pinterest and post as a discussion in our Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIn Group

For a limited time we are offering our $5 Feature Article Plan on the platform Fiverr –take a look here.

And our additional new service-–I will add your website link to my site blog roll for $5 on #Fiverr click here.

Fiverr Promotional Offer for Artists – Now for a Limited Time

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Part of the research we do for our Artist Marketing Resources articles includes trying out various sales platforms for ourselves. Generally we are interested in online galleries, artist print sales sites, art licensing platforms, art magazines and art apps.

We’ve known about Fiverr  for a few years now, and after hearing of creative people making as much as $47,000 per year on the Fiverr site from sales of their creative services, we decided to give it a try for ourselves. So we’re taking it for a test drive–perhaps rather skeptically at first!

So for a limited time, we have a special offer on Fiverr! Click here to feature your art in article and social media for $5 on Fiverr.

 

Support Artist Marketing Resources and Get Your Link in Our Blogroll and a Feature Article!

It’s been a long time since we’ve mentioned our Donations for Perks! About twice a year we put out the word that we need your support to continue to provide news and opportunities for artists.

We need to know that you find the information that we share valuable. Your donations are your feedback. Last year we reached our donation goal. This year we’ve only mentioned our campaign once before and you’ve put us nearly half way there. In exchange we’ve featured you in articles and added your links to our blog roll. If you’d like to get those same perks today you can donate here now.

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We offer you exposure via Artist Marketing Resources.

For a suggested donation of $25.00, we add your website link our blogroll to remain two years+. If you’d like that Perk click here to donate.

For $75.00 suggested donation you receive a custom feature article containing a link to your website, 3-5 jpeg images, and short text about you and your art or product. We share the article widely on social media–Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Tumblr, Pinterest and your feature article will also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPad and iPhone, with images auto-scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad. If you’d like to get this perk for yourself or as a gift for someone click here.

For a $100 donation you receive a custom feature article containing a link to your website, 5-7 jpeg images, and text about you and your art or product. Plus, published along with this article is an image gallery of 10-12 images of your art or product with each image made clickable your website.  This feature article and the image gallery will go out in an email to our followers and shared widely on social media–Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest. Your feature article will also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPhone and iPad, with images auto scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad. For this perk click here to make your donation.

For $175. donation you receive two full-length custom feature articles written and published at one month intervals–perhaps you have a product or event to promote for one article, and want a general article about your work published for the 2nd article. Each article includes a link to your website, 5-7 jpeg images, and text about you and your work, event or product. Plus, published in conjunction with the article, an image gallery of 10-12 images of your art, product or event, with each image made clickable to your website.  Both the feature article and the image galleries will be shared widely on social media–Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest and your feature article will also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPhone and iPad, with images auto scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad. Click here to get this perk.

Donate $105 for our e-postcard plan A–we create an e-postcards of one of your art images and send it out to 1,000 art galleries. Get this great perk here.

Donate $155 for our e-postcard plan B–we create 3 e-postcards of 3 of your art images and send them out to 1,500 art galleries. Click here for this perk.

Want to support us privately? Anonymous donations also gladly accepted, but, of course, to protect your privacy we cannot offer perks to anonymous donors. Give your anonymous support here.

Artists: Add Your Site Link + Art Images + Retail Prices to Our Facebook Page

new work by Lela Tabliashvili on our Fine Art USA Facebook page

new work by Lela Tabliashvili on our Fine Art USA Facebook page

We continue to be amazed by the growing number of artists joining our Pinterest group board! Now more than 50 artists have added their art images with retail prices to our group board Art Direct from Artists.

So we’ve decided to give artists even more space. We’ve repurposed one of our Facebook pages (that we set up four years ago in 2010) to give artists opportunities to add their art images and links there too. Now artists are invited to add their art images + links + retail prices to our Facebook page Fine Art USA.

Just as we share, Tweet, and promote our Pinterest group board, we will do the same with our Fine Art USA Facebook page.

Artist Kay Vinson was the first to add her website link and image to our Fine Art USA Facebook page, and artist Lela Tabliashvili Art added the link to her own Facebook page, which I promptly *liked*, along with images of her art.  So, if you are looking for more page likes for your Facebook page, follow her lead.

There is a lot of potential with our overall project to give artists this grass-roots level promotion on Facebook and Pinterest. Join in! Artists add your art and links here.

We’re also looking for art to re-design the header of our Fine Art USA Facebook page. Your art posted to our Facebook page may be featured as our page header image, perhaps we will be rotating this image every few months. Also, to help promote, we may Tweet some of your art images from our Fine Art USA Facebook page, and share them in promotional blog posts like this one. We then also that Tweet our blog post, share it on Google+, Facebook pages, LinkedIN, Tumblr and Pinterest.