4 Starter Moves for Your New Facebook Timeline

Starr Weems’ cover image goes well with her profile picture.

Facebook says pages and profiles will be forced to adopt the new timeline by March 30. Here are 4 starter moves for making the change to the new timeline with some inspiration from those who have already converted.

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Is the Pinterest Problem Really a Problem?

pinterest-questionmark

Just as guest blogger Beth Hayden and I were going to press with the Pinterest post on Monday, the s**t hit the fan. This blogger and that blogger have been raising legitimate concerns about Pinterest’s Terms of Service and copyright infringement. There is enough worry out there that I felt it necessary to follow up on this topic.

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How Artists Can Harness the Power of Pinterest

Pinterest for Your Art Business

Pinterest is a great way to showcase your best work to a targeted audience of artists, galleries, and potential customers. Here are some suggestions for artists who want to harness the power of Pinterest.

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How to Prioritize Your Online Marketing

Carolin Peters coordinates her website, blog, and Facebook account.

Understanding the mission for various online marketing platforms makes it easier to prioritize your efforts in communicating to your target audience.

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5-Minute Social Media Tasks for the Week

©2010 Don Sullivan, Loretta Waits for Taxi. Pen and ink.

Finding it hard to maintain your social media accounts? Here is a list of 5-minute tasks to squeeze into your schedule so you can get in, get off, and then get back to the studio.

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Why Your Art is the Profile Picture for Your Facebook Page

Art by Angelique on Facebook

Use a photo of you for your personal profile on Facebook and an image of your art for your business page. Yes, it’s nice to see artists’ faces (I agree! I like to see faces, too), but are you promoting your face or your art?

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Is Twitter a Perfect Platform for Introverts?

Twitter seems like an instant platform, but it actually gives introverts a little time to respond and still be part of a conversation.

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Compelling Video of Your Art

Philadelphia’s Rosenfeld Gallery is providing videos for their artists who exhibit there. This is a fantastic service for the artists and a smart use of video by the gallery.

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Look Like a Whiz on Facebook & Twitter

Art Biz Coach on Facebook

(This content is mostly outdated.)

It’s not very easy to find out little secrets about how things work on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are a few things I’ve learned that have made me feel more confident in my presence on those sites.

Twitter The photo strip on the top of your Facebook page and profile consists of images that are 97 pixels wide and 68 pixels high. Manual posts outrank automated posts. Twitter Create a custom Twitter background to show off your art on your profile page. Your design in the left column of your Twitter background should be about 200 pixels wide. When your tweet begins with an @Name, it is seen only in the streams of people who are following both you and the @Name.

What secrets have you learned that have made you feel like you

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PEARLS of Social Media Wisdom

Angela Piehl

It’s not just you. Everyone is overwhelmed by all of the options for online marketing.

In today’s Art Marketing Action newsletter, I provide PEARLS of social media wisdom. Here’s a sneak peek.

©2008 Angela Piehl, Pearls Kiss. Oil on birch panel, 36 x 48 inches.

Pick a Platform Engage Acknowledge Respond Listen Share and Sell

What pearls of wisdom do you have to share about using social media for your art career?

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