For many years, I have been working towards purposes. The main one as an artist that I work towards is “To Inspire Others To Create” with an addendum of “and provide ways to make a living with their works of art.”
So, what I’ve done is tested out marketing, services, followed through on hunches and found ways to get the word out continuously. I’ve used my own sites and myself as the guinea pig in the experiments. Whatever worked, I added to Help-2-Succeed.com or created services to help other artists.
Using myself & my art along with Help 2 Succeed as the test sites, I recently checked to find out my personal statistics on Google:
Leigh-Ann Lemire can be found on 77,500 web pages
Leigh-Ann Lemire aka ILIA can be found on 4,830 web pages
Created by ILIA google search has me in the top position with 1,780,000 competitors
I’M OUTSIDE, STANDING IN MY FIELD…SO THAT MAKES ME..
Recently I’ve been focusing on helping other artists to get the word out. I’ve been adding some very good articles about Art Marketing and Art Business on the Help 2 Succeed blog. Then keeping an eye on my statistics to find out what has been working when I saw:
Someone found that site and arrived on my blog! Thing was, I never heard of the site! So, I clicked on the link to find out.
The site is “The Official Page of” – The World’s Largest Official Celebrity Page Site. Someone there found me online and created the website page for me! I’m an “official celebrity” now.
There are feeds on the page to my different social media and blogs. I was surprised to find one of my poems “Wind Song” included!
I realized that this takes marketing to a whole new level: if you get your name out there consistently, you will not only be found but also be recognized and other people will start helping you to achieve your goals.