"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up." - Anne Lamott
Life is all about making connections. Are you using your tattoo.com membership to effectively form relationships with your potential buyers? Did you know our users can search for a tattoo artist based on their very own location? That means they could very well be in your neck of the woods, and it’s time to lead them straight to your door for business.
Last week we discussed how to build a profile and upload all of your current photos through our exclusive Tatsnaps app (available for a free download on iTunes). Once you see your professional gallery come to life, you’ll be all the more inspired to add content to your very own About tab, and reach out through other tools available on our site.
The fun has just begun. Your profile is starting to look pretty sweet, and you’ve updated any personal contact information, so the next step is going to be reaching out to enthusiasts. This part is cake.
It’s time to gain a following, and you’re worth it, so be confident in this step. We’ve added all the necessary tools to help your profile look its best, all you have to do is USE them.
When you start utilizing your Tattoo.com profile features, you’ll find the Follow Me option right above the About section. This means anyone who visits your profile and clicks this button will automatically be able to see your new photos every time they log on to Tattoo.com. They'll also receive periodic emails notifying them of your latest updates. How is that for exposure?
So go ahead and start asking for followers. Or better yet, add this request in your About section. A simple “Follow me here to see all of my current work, updates and availability” should do the trick. You can also use other forms of social media to encourage followers. Copy your profile page link and paste it into your Facebook status updates, on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest (look at how savvy you are!) or just stay right here where things are organized for both artists and enthusiasts, and let the program work for you.