We have tremendous tools at our disposal online. So many social networks available through which to publicize ourselves. If you are not allergic to foreign languages, and using Google Translate as a tool, you can really reach out globally in a very meaningful way.
Our beloved Composer of Music for Art, our lady of great creative passion, has seen so many effective uses of social media. It just blows her away.
What she is most impressed with is how certain folks consistently maintain a personal brand – even if they are promoting different aspects of their creative work in different cyberspaces. One of the best examples she can share of continuity in online imaging and professional branding, is the facebook presence established by diverse medium artists John Shook and Alyssa Sheets of Pittsburgh, PA.
Our Lady of Art and Music rarely gives out homework assignments, but take some time to check out these public sites on facebook for some ideas about an effective facebook multi-page presense. One site is specific to the work of Shook and Sheats, the other site highlites the artistic community and creative activity of which their work is a part. Both sites are spiced with lots of personal sharing and you really feel, very quickly, that you can be part of this creative family!
The other awesome online approach our Composer has noticed, especially with certain painters, is creating a rich blog environment which presents not only the extensive portfolio of the artist, but also provides significant insight to the artist herself – her family, her hobbies, her political viewpoints. Our Lady can think of no better example than the blog of Janice Tanton. You really should check out her blog. http://www.janicetantonblog.com/
In addition, Janice tweets relentlessly! but maintains her personal, professional brand throughout.
You have such awesome creative work to share. You work incredibly hard and deserve to bring in the major bucks. Not only that, but the public needs your work, needs the important viewpoint and revelation that you have to offer. Do yourself a favor and sharpen your online professional persona, build up that fan club, and enjoy the great satisfaction of sharing great work.