Use social media channels to achieve a goal.
We've all been hearing and reading about how this wonderful new concept/reality called "social media" is changing the world.
Well, I'm going to take it upon myself to challenge myself to use social media to do one simple task.
I'm going to spend some time researching the various techniques that a handful of social brainiacs recommend and then I will set up a plan. A plan designed to bring about one successful sale of a print or digital file of my own creation.
That's my goal. Sell an image I create using social media. To give it a bit more meaning, I'm going to set a price of this image at $225 for a 11x17 print, and if I sell the digital rights to an image I'll set that at a starting fee of $400 (depending on usage).
I will keep a running blog describing my status and my techniques. Should be interesting to see how this works. Watch for future posts right here, on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. If I can find more media outlets, I'll use those too. Wish me luck.
Photo-Artist working a personal vision.
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