Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Don't Use Facebook To Sell Art by Mark Edward Adams

Photo of  Sun River Resort Early Morning
by Michael Orwick
A great post that puts into words what I have been thinking about lately (and yes am guilty of). I would love to hear your thoughts.

Don't Use Facebook To Sell Art
by Mark Edward Adams

People do not go to Facebook to buy things. They use it to socialize with others. When you suddenly start throwing a sales pitch at people for your art, you become that guy at the party trying to sell you insurance. It is the wrong place at the wrong time. You also lose an element of trust. You are no longer the artist trying to share your gift to the world. You turn into a website trying to sell things to people.

So what is the point of the Facebook? Facebook is the social equivalent of a handshake. It is the opportunity to meet someone and decide if they are worth a conversation. This is your shot to connect with another person and see if you have anything in common. You put aside the sales pitch and tell people about your art and see if it resonates with their life. You also listen to their feedback - it is a conversation.  

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Photo of  Sun River Resort Early Morning 
by Michael Orwick
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