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Independent creators like authors and illustrators live in amazing times today.
In the old days, artists were at the mercy of establishment. As an example, Vincent Van Gogh totally depended on art dealers to sell his art. In his lifetime only one of his paintings got sold and he ultimately went mad.
Today, however as an independent creator you are not handcuffed to the established channels of sales. You have the ability to live life on your own terms. Create your works and directly sell it to the buyers.
Marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy and eBay make it easy by bringing your book or artwork or service in front of millions of buyers.
However what is not so apparent is that simply putting up your work on these marketplaces will not sell your work. Many creators learn it the hard way.
Why is this so? If I put in my work online, then people searching for works like mine on Google, Amazon, Etsy and eBay should be able to see my work also, right?
First of all, the search engines of either Google – or the search engine in the marketplaces – bubble up those creators who are already popular. So if I search for “books on astrology” your book on this topic is unlikely to show up in google or amazon – unless you have already made a name for yourself.
So, it’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation. How do you get popular if no one can easily find me?
The answer is that you get popular by exposing yourself elsewhere, get reviewed, and generally speaking make a name for yourself in the wilds. Drive your own customer to your products on these marketplaces.
At Zavesti.com we are dedicated to bringing more visibility for independent creators who have the courage to defy big companies and strike out on their own. We love seeing you succeed.
Zavesti means passion – passion for helping people succeed.
We do this by providing a forum for artists, book authors, writers, illustrators and other independent creators to review about their works.
The Zavesti.com “Tell Your Story” is a free project which allows you to create a review using a self-guided form. We then edit your submission for typos and grammar and post it on zavesti.com, and also on Zavesti facebook page which has hundreds of real people and growing fast!
Your post with a link back to your site continues to earn benefit for you – when google searches for your name or brand or product it will see it mentioned in another site (zavesti.com) on the internet. This will automatically boost your own site ranking.
Book authors, writers, illustrators, artists – head to http://www.zavesti.com now and create your own review!