No matter which industry you choose to go into, networking is crucial for success as a professional. Simply put, networking is all about building connections and creating relationships. Having this connection with other professionals proves to be beneficial when finding a job; study shows that 85% of jobs are filled as a result of networking.
While in-person meetings are the most impactful way to network, oftentimes that first step begins on social media. That being said, making those meaningful connections is easier than you think! We’ve recommended some social media sites to help you network as an artist.
Social media is an effective and inexpensive way if used organically, for artists to showcase, promote and sell their artwork and reach the audience. There are so many channels to promote art from Pinterest to Youtube however the most effective way currently results coming from social media according to a recent survey in fact, at least 47.1% of internet users are also top users of social media. For this reason, as well as the tech-friendly usage of most socials, they are considered a useful window to promote art.
Kristine Dizon is a multi-faceted performer, teacher, writer, author, linguist, and entrepreneur. She is Founder & CEO of the Music & Language Learning Center, The Modern Artist Project and co-founder of the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival and American Single Reed Summit. She is an artist for Uebel Clarinets and Silverstein Works. Learn more at www.kristinedizon.com.