Simply being good at your craft isn’t enough now days. The web has transformed how creative work is sold. To get a publishing deal your expected to have built up a solid fan base for your work first. To gain a record deal you are expected to have already established a fan base and have attracted notable attention to your work.
Now how can you do this?
There are a number of ways you can attract attention to your work and gain fans. Social media and blogging being a key utensil in the process.
What works for artists in the real world?
Be true to your audience.
What can appeal to a musician wont always appeal to an actor. It is better to make sure that your content appeals strongly to a specific target audience, than weakly to a more general artistic field.
Here are some of our favourite creative blogs to offer you inspiration
Hugh has built a successful business out of drawing onthe back of business cards and is the publisher of three best-selling books.
Austin offers a peak into his creative processes and is a publisher of two best-selling books.
Michael is a writer and artist who has build a whole community based around encouraging other to be creative every day. For instance, by drawing everyday.