Reddit is a great driver of traffic for visual artists. Since day one we’ve got a solid 25% traffic from Reddit. And with a moderate effort. The beauty of Reddit is that if you find appropriate subreddits, your posts will get a lot of upvotes and have even more clicks, without spending half a year to get an audience (damn you Twitter). Remember to
- Keep an okay comment/post ratio
- Contribute to the channel first
- Get in contact with the admins and introduce yourself
- Read the guidelines for Reddit and the subreddit carefully
- Post authentic and human titles for your posts, people spot marketers miles away
- Post only once every 2–3 days
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There’s most likely a subreddit specifically for your craft; Illustration, Animation, Storyboarding. Spend time in those, get to know people, comment without mentioning yourself, contribut and create value.
Many recommend never posting links to your own content. We haven’t followed that advice, as we don’t subscribe to the, in my opinion, elitist approach to content on the internet. It’s given us some harsh comments, but overall hasn’t been too big a problem. I’d rather post links to our site → get traffic → earn money → be able to create much more content that help people on a sustainable business model and give back to the same channel. It’s a strategy where you’ll meet resistance, but it’s worked for us so far.