How I went from 700 to 10,000 twitter followers in a year as an artist!

DISCLAIMER: Don’t let followers, likes or retweets define you because they don’t. People who have more followers/engagement are NOT better than you. Try not to feel discouraged by what you see on social media. Everyone is different and we all have to start somewhere.

Here are some of the topics I will touch on:

  • consistency
  • planning
  • content/aesthetic
  • organization
  • engagement

You are more than welcome to skip to any of these, they are in order!

CONSISTENCY

My biggest and in my opinion, the most important tip I can give you is to STAY CONSISTENT. Of course, it will be difficult to do but being able to give your followers good content daily is very important and I guarantee your followers will notice and appreciate you for it. Starting posting a new piece of art 2 times a week and then 3, 4, 5 times, etc. Get in the habit of posting and engaging!

PLANNING

Something that really helps me stay consistent with what I do on a daily basis is planning. You don’t need a fancy notebook or a cool notes app. Simply use your mobile device and plan out new posts for the next day/week. Below is an example of what I do in order to have content to post for the week.

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As you can see, I accumulate images to post on twitter/instagram. I don’t use everything but it’s very helpful to have stuff to choose from. Try your BEST to keep everything nice and neat-looking. Everything must be related somehow in order for everything to come together nicely.

CONTENT/AESTHETIC

This one was the hardest one for me to learn and stick to mainly because it will require a lot of experimenting and you will change your mind quite a lot. What exactly do I mean by “content and aesthetic”? Content is what you put out there, aesthetic, is how you choose to put it out. (btw, this tip is mostly helpful for instagram but it will help you out on twitter too!) Below is an example of what exactly I’m talking about:

 

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Here’s a before and after of how much my content has changed from last year to today. Last year’s content was an absolute MESS. Try to keep your content around the same color scheme. You don’t necessarily need to use filters but they’re very helpful. I chose to stick with the basic black and white look but it all depends on your brand and art.

For more great examples, here’s a list of some of my FAVORITE creators on instagram/twitter that also follow this rule on instagram/twitter:

These are just a few! Feel free to click their link and check out their instagram accounts.

ORGANIZATION

This tip is quick and simple. If you have an art twitter, try not to retweet too much unrelated tweets. Yes, there is such thing as retweeting and posting too much memes when you’re predominantly an ART account lol.

ENGAGEMENT

Talk to your followers! Ask questions! Reply to them!

Engaging with your followers is EXTREMELY important. Show them that you appreciate their compliments. Reply to any questions they might have, show them that you SEE them. You want to build a relationship with your followers even if they just followed you a few days ago!

If you’ve made it this far, THANK YOU! I appreciate you taking the time to read my first blog post and I hope these tips and tricks of mine help you as an artist! Feel free to follow and like for more art/business related blogs.

For further questions, feel free to comment down below! ♡

 

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