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An update to my Reddit posting strategy
The art commissions market has changed a lot, and I had to update my posting strategy to be more aggressive
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As a digital artist, I've connected with many creatives and faced challenges in promoting my work for commissions.
I previously shared tips on using Reddit for art commissions. But recently, the market slowed down due to economic factors.
Realizing art is a luxury, I adapted my Reddit strategy. In this article, discover updated techniques to attract clients and boost income.
Proactive outreach matters
Posting "commissions open" on Reddit isn't enough. With many artists competing, clients often post requests without browsing available artists. So, you must actively seek potential clients.
Search for client posts in relevant subreddits like r/DnDart, using queries to filter results:
subreddit:DnDart flair:"Looking To Commission" NOT title:"[For Hire]" NOT title:"[OC]"
Sort by new to see recent posts first.
Include “art shares” in your routine
Boost visibility on Reddit by regularly sharing artwork without explicitly advertising commissions.
Art shares are allowed on most subreddits, but check frequency and timing restrictions. Use a database structure to schedule posts for consistent content flow.
Share new or in-progress work in relevant communities. Quality art attracts attention and drives traffic to your profile with commission details pinned.
I've found art shares generate more leads than just posting "commissions open." Regularly sharing builds a following and increases client prospects.
Improve your onboarding process
Stand out by revamping your onboarding process with a professional portfolio showcasing your best work and unique style.
Ensure well-written copy for a polished website reflecting expertise. Perfecting your portfolio demonstrates professionalism, increasing client prospects.
I've also rewritten comments, default replies, and created new images to showcase my artistic range on Reddit.
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