"I don’t have time for social media. Twitter is a waste of time. Facebook is for college kids. These are statements I see repeatedly on forums populated by artists, crafters, and creative entrepreneurs. Every time I see these posts, I cringe. One, I see myself in those rebels against social media, because I used to think the same things. Two, I’ve realized how powerful social media can be for your business, and that it’s NOT going anywhere. Either jump on board or get left behind."
(excerpt from E-Book 9 Creative Women Share Secrets to Succeeding With Social Media)
I've been scouring the internet looking for some useful information that I think will pertain to most of you who are trying to go from "hobbyist" to "entrepreneur" (selling your art work). After starting this blog and creating a facebook page for Art Play Today I am convinced of the power of social networking. As much as I've been fighting the idea, I'm even considering opening a twitter account after reading this great FREE E-Book, 9 Creative Women Share Secrets to Succeeding With Social Media.
This E-book contains a wealth of information on how to use blogging, facebook, twitter, flickr, newsletters etc...to promote yourself and what you have to offer the community that follows you.
I don't know about you, but I see a bright future ahead for me and using social media to build relationships will be an integral part of my journey to success.
What do you think? Do you use any social media networks? If so, which are your favorites. Do you have any tips of your own you'd like to share? If you find this post interesting, are there any other topics of interest you'd like to see more of at Art Play Today? Share your thoughts!