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Episode 81: 100 Social Media Tips Part 2

This week we continue our list of social media ideas for designers. We hope that these ideas will get your feed looking better than ever and allow you to build a really engaged audience around your creative work. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Asking your followers to participate in a challenge.
[2:00] Sharing inspiring work of others.
[2:30] Rewarding your followers for being engaged.
[3:00] Celebrating engaged followers is great PR for your business.
[4:00] Ending a post with a call to action.
[5:00] Expanding one idea into multiple projects.
[6:00] Creating relatable videos others will love to share.
[7:00] Sharing your favorite tools
[8:00] Ian talks about one of his most successful favorite tools post.
[8:40] Favorite mobile and desktop apps.
[9:00] Share your color crushes or palettes you’re using.
[10:00] Creating stand out business cards for your networking events.
[11:00] Taking business cards to the next level.
[12:00] Change things up with unique work settings.
[13:00] Use viral trends as creative springboards for your work.
[14:00] Ian shares how a viral trend can relate to the creative world.
[14:40] Jump in on creative events and holidays. (Inktober, GoodtypeTuesdays, Christmas)
[15:00] Find trending hash-tags that relate to your creative work and join in.
[15:30] Start your own event and trending hash-tag.
[16:00] Dustin shares how showing his process was a game changer.
[17:00] Use your talents to highlight a business you like.
[18:00] Poll your followers and take requests.
[19:00] Be consistent with your series so others know when to tune in.
[19:30] Try a new skill, technique or tool and share your progress.
[20:30] Share your side interests.
[21:00] Repost older work and work posted by your clients.
[22:00] Ian discusses showing your work out of context (using children’s art tools)
[24:00] Inject comedy in your work.
[26:00] Play and create with different mediums.
[26:20] Offer solid advice and critiques to your following.
[27:20] Share your mistakes and your progress.
[28:00] Go over common mistakes or pitfalls and explain how to fix or avoid them.
[29:00] Take less polished work and make it incredible.
[30:00] Use everyday mishaps that relate to design as inspiration.
[31:00] Discover the wonder in the everyday and share it.
[32:00] Take common design stumbling blocks and find the comedy in them.
[33:00] Going viral with relatable posts.
[34:00] Find relatable content that encompasses more than the design field.
[35:00] Build a collection of work of your aggravators.
[37:00] Taking common design irritators and make relatable series.
[38:00] Think outside the box and embrace your inner comedian.
[39:00] Create a montage video.
[40:00] Re-imagining your work or style
[42:00] Digging deep into your current work can uncover new horizons.
[43:00] Mix and match tips and ideas and create a social media post schedule.
[44:00] Wrap up.
[45:00] Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @HonestDesigners and you can find us on iTunes and Spotify by searching for The Honest Designers Show.

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