stanwillis wrote:Thank's KG. That's very nice of you, though I disagree completely with your skill level comment. It's fun to see everyone's different approach.
Honestly, I'm just kind of unsure as to how to market my own work. I post my design on here and leave it at that.
Without sharing any super secret trade secrets, does anyone advertise outside of the derby to draw business (and votes) in each week? What do you do to develop a following of your own work?
PS...thanks in advance for sharing all your super secret trade secrets. ;)
I do everything but facebook (including tumblr, flickr, and google+ sometimes). Facebook hides my posts, so screw them. I posted comics there for a full year, then stopped (but kept going elsewhere) and no one said a peep, because fb had been hiding them.
One thing that helps a lot is a mailchimp newsletter. Start with family and friends (but never sign people up without their consent) and build it from there. It takes time. I've been at this for 10 years and there's no such thing as a guaranteed win. I've had entries shared on big blogs and retweeted by big accounts, but sometimes even that doesn't push the needle.