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Finding Artists Groups on Facebook

A great way to spread your work around Facebook is by joining like-minded groups. Groups let you share things with the people who will care about them most. For artists it’s usually their artwork and news about the industry. Let’s look into how to join groups and then how to share with them.

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First Sign into Facebook. Go to Facebook and sign in. Once you’re signed in at the very top of the page is a blue bar that says “Search for people, places and things” begin typing and a list of groups/pages will begin to pop up. For this example I typed in “illustration”.

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If a group pops up that you like click on it or at the bottom of the results you will see an area that says “see more results for (keyword)”. Once you’ve found a group you like the look of navigate to their page. On their page click the “Join Group” button at the top of the page by their group’s name. If successful the text in the button you clicked should have changed to “joined” or “Cancel Request”. If it comes back with “Cancel Request” this just means the administrator needs to approve you before you can join the group. Once you’re a part of the group you can now post things to the group’s wall. To do this, go to their wall then at the top of the page you will see the group’s cover image and just under that is the name of the group followed by About and Photos.

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Now if you’ve got something to share with the group just below that you should be able to enter what you’re excited about. Then you can type in your news and press the Share button. Everyone in the group that has liked that page and everyone that views that group will be able to see it. You can also add Pictures, Videos and Web Links onto group’s walls. It’s a great way to spread the word about your latest project, a new blog post, or just what you’ve been up to. Remember to keep it related to what the group is about.

If you’ve got any suggestions for Facebook groups people should join please leave them in the comments below and let us know what you thought of this post.

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