Instagram for Artists: A Step-by-Step to Getting 10,000 Fans
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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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Created by Max Weber
Last updated 3/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • All you need is a smartphone and the Instagram app before taking this course.

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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
What You'll Get out of This Course
1 Lecture 03:44

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.

Preview 03:44
An Introduction to Instagram
1 Lecture 05:14

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

Preview 05:14
The Ins + Outs of Getting Started and Managing Your Instagram Account
6 Lectures 28:09

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

Preview 04:55

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.

How to Choose the Right Name + Write a Profile Description

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

The Ins and Outs of What to Post to Make a Great Account

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

Exceptions to the Rules

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

Examples of Good "Famous Artist" Accounts

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

Hashtags: How Many You Should Use
What NOT to do on Instagram
3 Lectures 10:16

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

Instagram Mistakes You Can Avoid

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

Why You Should Never Post "Ads" on Instagram

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

Ai Weiwei: An example of great art + terrible Instagram marketing
Examples of Great Instagram Accounts
3 Lectures 12:25

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

Julie_Tee: A case study that will teach you what a great instagram looks like

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

Kaws: One of the best artist accounts there is

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

Estate of Tom Wesselmann: More Lessons on How to Structure Your Own Account
Random Accounts + How They Can Be Improved
1 Lecture 10:08

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

Random Accounts and How they Can be Improved
Techniques for Growing Your Instagram Account
2 Lectures 12:09

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.

Simple Technique to Grow Your Instagram Account

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

How to Effectively Give Away Art to Build Your Account
How to Automate Your Account and Get Over 10,000 Followers in Less Than 1 Year
3 Lectures 18:08

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

Sign Up for this Service to Start Automating 95% of Your Instagram Marketing

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

How to Link to Your Instagram Account

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

Features that will help you get 10,000+ Targeted Followers in Your First Year
How to Get + Use Statistics to Optimize Your Instagram Account
5 Lectures 20:04

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

An Introduction

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.
An Overview for What You Need to Get Started with Instagram Stats

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

Getting your Instagram Report from SimplyMeasured

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.

Which Stats Matter, and What Conclusion Can You Draw From Them?

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.

How to Use Microsoft Excel to Get Even Better Stats
A Simple Way to Monetize Your Work
1 Lecture 06:40

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.

How to Get Started With Selling Prints
About the Instructor
Max Weber
3.5 Average rating
12 Reviews
687 Students
1 Course
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.