How to Grow on Social Media

Social media is filled with talented photographers from around the world, many of whom have millions of loyal followers. It can be intimidating to imagine yourself trying to succeed in such a tremendously large universe. However, you can thrive in ways that won't be stressful or time-consuming. In addition to that, you can build a warm and ever-growing community with the help of your photographs. Here's how.

By Paula Lavalle

Find the Right Social Platform This is the most important step, one you've probably succeeded at already. Whether you're active on Instagram or on a local art page, you can thrive as an artist. All you have to do is feel comfortable on that platform. If you feel like the odd one out, consider experimenting with other websites. A few you can try out are:

  • Flickr

  • DeviantART

  • 500px

  • Youpic

The more comfortable you feel on a social platform, the easier it'll be to feel passionate about sharing your work with others. Finding the right kind of audience for your work will encourage, inspire, and motivate you.

Be Consistent with the Help of Apps Consistency can be stressful if, along with juggling work obligations, you have to spend hours posting and communicating online. This dilemma can be fixed with the help of apps like Buffer and Hootsuite, scheduling tools that will post your photos days and weeks in advance. With the help of these tools, you won't have to worry about spending a lot of time online. Communication - not posting - will be your only focus, giving you more time to have meaningful virtual conversations.