13 Feb 12
24 Mar 12 5:54 pm
For my 'Art Head Start' ebook info product, of course it's the forums where digital artists hang out that bring me the most and best traffic.Art Portals:
I'm not just active in responding to questions and comments in some of the many forums these "Art Portals' maintain (most have one forum for each digital art production program + general ones about art theory, etc. = dozens of forums).Not just forum threads:
I also produce free video and HTML tutorials and make some fairly easy 3D modeling freebies (advanced textures for models, some fairly easy 3D models, etc.) and give those away on my site. Much of my traffic now is seeking these tutorials and freebies - and it's quite a lot of traffic for such a small niche. Then I attempt (with some success) to get them from those freebie pages to my ebook landing page. Authority:
And these freebies and tutorials establish me as a recognized 3D modeling and digital art authority, which increases my reputation for the direct traffic to my art ebook landing page.
These art portals also have galleries where I can show my own digital art - gaining more viewer comments and further authority.Another reason to work in niches you love:
Producing these freebies might seem like a lot of work - but since they are things I love to produce, and I love teaching, I'd probably be making similar things, whether I used them for marketing or not.
Hope this helps...