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Social Media for Artists

with Erika Wiseman
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Find out exactly what Erika did to grow her social media presence to over 200k followers on Instagram and how you can too!
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Erika Wiseman (aka Erika the Goober) is a freelance artist specializing in digital illustration. She has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Louisville. Erika has been creating art for over 13 years, during which time she made a name for herself on Instagram. 

 

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Description

In this day and age, social media is essential for artists to get their work out into the world.

Social media has been vital to Erika’s personal success as a freelance artist from getting freelance jobs, to starting a business, to growing a community. However, it can be so difficult to get your artwork seen and stand out among the sea of other artists out there. It really helps to have a mentor who has already been down that road, and learned through experience what to focus on and what to avoid.

With a lot of research and trial and error, in about 2 years time Erika grew a following of over 200k on Instagram. Now she’s here to share everything she’s learned about growing an art account on social media with you! There’s a lot in store here! Let’s jump in!

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What you’ll learn

  • Find your unique artistic 'voice' to stand out in the crowd
  • Engage with your community and build genuine relationships
  • The best practices to create content that has value
  • Understand analytics and how the algorithm works
  • Do's and Don't's of designing your account and brand
  • All about hashtags, captions, what to post and what not to post
  • Important mindsets that will set you on the right path
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Who is this course for

  • Artists who want to grow their social media following (especially on Instagram)
  • Artists who want to reach a wider audience to find more work
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This course includes

  • 2+ hours of on-demand video lessons
  • 4 Worksheets (PDFs)
  • 6 Lesson Summaries with all important points listed (PDF)

Lesson Plan

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Introduction

02:12

 

Welcome to this course ‘Social Media for Artists’.

This course is designed for artists at any level and who are looking to get their start on social media. Erika will be focusing specifically on the ins and outs of Instagram but most of this info can be applied to other platforms as well! You ready to begin? 🙂

01

Getting Started with Social Media

28:39

In this lesson, Erika discusses the stages of an artist’s journey and the details of her own experience and personal struggles.

She also goes into the pros and cons of social media, so you know what to expect. You will learn important questions to ask yourself  and what to focus on.

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   Worksheet included

1.1
Introduction
01:14
1.2
Why Social Media is Important
10:38
1.3
My Story
14:14
1.4
Focus on What You Can Control
03:26
1.5
Assignment
00:29
02

Finding Your Voice

13:44

Get down to the brass tacks in this lesson, as Erika guides you in developing your account plan, coming up with your name, feed style, picture, bio and more!

Learn how to think like a follower and develop your unique presence and brand, so it attracts the attention of your future followers. 

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   Worksheet included

2.1
Introduction
00:27
2.2
Finding Your Voice
03:26
2.3
Brand and Aesthetic
10:31
2.4
Assignment
00:49
03

The Algorithm

26:40

The dreaded Algorithm! Not to fear, Erika breaks down for you in this lesson and explains how the rules of engagement on Instagram. 

Discover trends in numbers, optimum post times & content type and & learn who your audience is through ‘insights and analytics’. Despite how it sounds, it’s not as hard as you may think! 

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3.1
Introduction
00:23
3.2
How It Works
07:40
3.3
Engagement
05:14
3.4
Analytics for Continued Growth
14:16
3.5
Assignment
00:22
04

Creating Content

34:19

This lesson is chock-full of detail to create amazing content.

You’ll get insight into things like: what to post and what not to post, hashtag tips, writing captions, how to take good photos of your art and the different types of posts that lead to engagement and account growth.

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4.1
Introduction
00:24
4.2
What to Post
12:36
4.3
Consistency is Key
06:24
4.4
Hashtags
04:46
4.5
Captions
02:30
4.6
Reposts
05:19
4.7
Types of Posts
03:38
4.8
Assignment
00:34
05

Building a Community

15:34

In this video, find out how the different ways you can effectively engage with your community so people want to interact with you.

Erika gives recommendations to expand your audience via challenges, community events, collaborations and more. There are so many options available to you!

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5.1
Introduction
00:22
5.2
Build Genuine Relationships
02:17
5.3
Engage with the Community
01:51
5.4
Community Events
09:04
5.5
Momentum
03:04
5.6
Assignment
00:37
06

Social Media and Mental Health

16:43

One of the most important aspects of all: staying sane while growing your social media presence.

Ever wonder how well-known artists manage to keep up with their work and maintain a thriving Instagram account? Learn how to develop a growth mindset and handle negativity and challenges that may arise on the way. You’ve got this!

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6.1
Introduction
00:25
6.2
Negativity
01:37
6.3
Mindset Growth vs Fixed
06:49
6.4
Patience
01:25
6.5
Burnout and Breaks
04:30
6.6
Recap
03:20

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Lee
3 months ago
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An awesome course for anyone wanting to up their social media skills.
Well structured, well presented, engaging and I didn’t nearly fall a sleep like I do with other how-to social media courses.

I recommend it for All levels.
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fal
4 months ago
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Erika is a great teacher, very relaxing to watch and listen to. She explains things really well in a positive and encouraging manner.
If I had to change one thing, I’d love to see some improvements on the captioning as sometimes they covered up stuff on the slides, or weren’t completely correct. Not enough to confuse the message, but enough to be a distraction.
Overall, I feel I learned a lot from this course and look forward to the next one.

I recommend it for All levels.
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Silvia
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This course is amazing. Erika is a great teacher, kind and gentle. It’s really helpful and she has a really positive mind!

I recommend it for Beginners.
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Alaa
4 months ago
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The course is well-structured and helped me to finally start my Instagram account. Erika outlined important information with a good level of detail. I believe the worksheets are great to signpost any artist journey on social media. The course is worth the wait. Thank you, Erika and 21 Draw

I recommend it for All levels.
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Klara
4 months ago
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Very simple but helpful course! After having studied marketing, most of the information here, in hindsight, is kind of a no-brainer for me, but a lot of artists out there have little to no knowledge about marketing in general, and this is a really great little crash course for those who want to get relevant info but not delve too deep into all of the marketing theory behind it.

I recommend it for All levels.
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Natalie
3 months ago
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Fantastic content & I loved having the presentation available in the resources so that I could make notes on them as I followed along. It was a fantastic & very helpful course. Thank you!

I recommend it for All levels.
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Silvia
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This course is very well-structured and really helpfull. Erika shows you her journey on social media and gives you a lot of ideas about creating posts specific for artist. But the course is also great because Erika touches the best issues in using social media: mindset, consistence and burnout.
Thanks Erika and 21Draw!

I recommend it for All levels.
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Very helpful

I recommend it for Intermediate.
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Holyelfgirl
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I really love this course. I saw other course in the past about the same topic (social media), but this course is special. The teacher gives practical suggestion for artist and many lessons talk about questions I always had. And I agree with other suggestions I already tested on my skin during the years.

I recommend it for All levels.
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Anna
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Amazing course by Erika!

I recommend it for All levels.
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Erika Wiseman (aka Erika the Goober) is a freelance illustrator and character designer who lives in the US. She loves drawing cute, colorful things and experimenting with new drawing techniques.

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