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MAGIC BEFORE MARKETING
And how we're not obligated to make a TikTok account
Many of us are artists before we’re “SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS,” or “EMAIL MARKETING EXPERTS.”
The energy goes into the art first, then later we buy that nicer guitar, that plugin, that course, those art supplies, but it’s all to support the art.
So figuring out how to promote what we do - in a way that aligns with our soul - that’s an art, too.
There are lots of examples on how to promote your art, but use them only as guides, because your path is as unique as you are as a human being.
We’re not all obligated to make dance video on TikTok.
But like tuning a guitar, we still have to learn the workings of Substack or Mailchimp, or how to schedule a Tweet.
We’re gonna be beginners, again.
Don’t let the fear stop you from sending that first email, uploading your first video, or playing your first show - no one will be thinking about it as much as you are, I promise.
I’m going to lead an email newsletter class in October. A multi-day gathering with other creative folks who are seeking a sustainable way to reach their audience.
If this sounds interesting, leave your email and I’ll be in touch.
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You don’t need to make dance videos, or start a podcast, either.
But you need to do your thing, in a way that translates online, that your fans can actually view and get excited about.
Find a way to display your magic on these cursed platforms, and do it in a way that feels comfortable and sustainable.
The world needs you, and so do your fans.
I have good news, and I have bad news.
The good news is the vault is open, and by vault, I mean social media.
You’re still able to link to your latest video, or a new song, or ask people to join your email list.
The bad news is that you can only swipe a few dollars at a time from the vault.
You can take an hour a week, write some stuff, schedule it, and be done. DONE.
Then, since you’re putting out solid stuff, it just makes it easier for your audience to click, comment, react, and subscribe.
I’m Seth Werkheiser.
I help artists reach their fans with email newsletters.