Instagram for Artists: A Step-by-Step to Getting 10,000 Fans

Instagram: The Leading Instagram Strategies Proven to Attract 10,000 Relevant & Genuine Instagram Fans in Under a Year!
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

The biggest problem for marketing your artwork is not knowing where to start. The second biggest problem after that is starting, failing, and getting discouraged. This course aims to alleviate that fear and risk of failure, and to give you a blueprint to be successful on Instagram.

Instagram has an engagement rate that's higher than any other social media site. On top of that, it is image based, meaning that it's the perfect platform for any visual artist to start growing an audience, and cultivating collectors.

In this course, you'll learn a lot of different skills, but mainly: how to attract over 10,000 targeted followers in less than a year.

You will learn how to engage your audience, how to cater to their wants, and eventually, how to turn that audience into loyal followers and collectors.

By taking this course, your follower count will skyrocket. The number of likes and comments that you get will astonish you. Say goodbye to buying paid ads on Facebook or any other platform - you'll learn exactly how to utilize Instagram and tap into a collector-base that you didn't even know existed. You'll learn exactly how to go from a starving artist to a paid professional, while utilizing only a few hundred dollar advertising budget.

So if you're an artist currently struggling with marketing, then this is the perfect course for you.

Sign up now to learn the skills, tips, and tricks, that will be making you money while you sleep. With this course, you'll be one step closer to making it, and one step closer to forgetting all that bad business advice that your friends gave you.

What are the requirements?

  • All you need is a smartphone and the Instagram app before taking this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a high quality Instagram account
  • Optimize that account to get the maximum number of followers, likes and comments
  • Get over 10,000 targeted followers that can be turned into collectors (all in under a year)
  • Automate your Instagram so that you can concentrate on making more great art
  • Understand the collector's mindset and how to cater to it
  • Start earning a living by selling prints

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for artists that have less than 1,000 followers, and want to take things to the next level.
  • This course is strictly for Visual Artists and NOT for performance artists.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: What You'll Get out of This Course

In this course, I'll teach you how to get over 10,000 followers on Instagram, and how to optimize your account to turn your followers into collectors.

Section 2: An Introduction to Instagram

Learn a few keys stats about Instagram, and the marketing potential that it has when compared to other social media sites.

Section 3: The Ins + Outs of Getting Started and Managing Your Instagram Account

You need a specific mindset to be successful on Instagram. This video explores that mindset.


You'll learn how to choose a proper Instagram name, and how to structure your profile description. If done properly, both of these elements will help you get a lot more followers, and grow your account faster.


Learn exactly what you should be posting in order to get more interaction, more followers, and more sales.


There are a few things that you can get away with when running your account. Here are those few things.


Learn from the best. Take a look at what a few famous artists are doing, and learn from them.


Get a better understanding of what hashtags are, and how many you should use to be successful.

Section 4: What NOT to do on Instagram

Learn the common mistakes, and how you can work around them.


Instead of posting ads, approach instagram as a marketing platform to grow your "brand".


Ai Weiwei is a great artist. However, he's also a horrible marketer. Watch this video to learn what you shouldn't do.

Section 5: Examples of Great Instagram Accounts

Watch this video to see what a great instagram account looks like.


Kaws is one of the best at managing his online brand.


There's a lot that can be learned even from an account that manages an estate.

Section 6: Random Accounts + How They Can Be Improved

Here, we jump through random accounts on Instagram and give quick feedback on how to fix them up.

Section 7: Techniques for Growing Your Instagram Account

In this video, you'll learn a few simple techniques that will help you grow your engagement and number of followers. Use these techniques to grow your account consistently.


You'll learn how to grow your account by giving away art in a cost-effective manner.

Section 8: How to Automate Your Account and Get Over 10,000 Followers in Less Than 1 Year

Sign up for this one simple tool to automate all 95% of your Instagram marketing.


Here's how to link this tool to your Instagram.


You'll learn about all the different features to automate your Instagram marketing and best practices for running this automated process.

Section 9: How to Get + Use Statistics to Optimize Your Instagram Account

Just an intro to getting and using stats for your Instagram.


There's a few things that you need to have before getting started:

  • A twitter account; and
  • An instagram account
Once you have those two elements, then you'll be able to follow along with the rest of the videos.

This video shows you how to get set up with If you rather go directly to the site, then here's the link:


In this video, you'll learn which stats from you should focus on, and which stats to ignore. Using these statistics, you'll be able to make the proper changes to your account and marketing activities, which will help you grow at a faster rate.


This video gives you a few easy steps to get more info from your Instagram data. When you get 5,000+ followers, this is a skill that you need to have.

Section 10: A Simple Way to Monetize Your Work

Making your own prints is a great way to start generating revenue. It costs only $2 to make a print, and you can sell that print for about $25.

Note: I'm not a fan of sites like FineArtAmerica or RedBubble. They cut way too deep into margins that you could keep for yourself. There's nothing wrong with those sites if they generate the sale, but personally, I never send traffic their way.

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Instructor Biography

Max Weber, Professional Artist + Instagram Marketing Specialist

Hi guys,

I'm a 24 year old artist making a living selling paintings and prints online.

When I graduated art school, I had no idea how I was going to make ends meet. My apartment in Brooklyn, NY was too expensive, galleries were hesitant to show my work, and sites like Etsy, Society6, and RedBubble, weren't getting me the eyeballs I needed to survive.

So I ended up leaving New York, renting out a tiny bedroom + studio, switching completely to a ramen noodles diet, and working day and night on launching my art career. During the day, I painted. In the evenings and at night, I studied everything I could to get an edge over the million+ other artists out there.

It took over a year and a half of hard work before I "made it", but in the end, it was all worth it. Today, I'm earning over $9,000 a month from my art, living in a nice apartment in Manhattan, and continuously growing my art "business".

In that year and a half, I learned a lot of secrets to internet marketing, automation, and how to "growth hack" an art career. Now, I'm at the point where I know that I'll be well-off for the rest of my life, and decided that it was time to give back.

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