Build your Dribbble audience
This guide is not only about getting more followers. It’s about how building your audience can change your life!
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Why do I even need an audience?
Have you ever wanted to launch your own brand, sell your products, increase your rates, pursue a freelance career? These, and lots of other benefits will become possible once you grow your audience.
- You will get ton of job inquiries and be able to do what you love;
- Work opportunities with big brands;
- You will significantly increase your rates;
- You will be perceived as an authority;
- People will see you as an expert in your field;
- People will already be interested in your products when you start selling;
- New connections and approaching people will come way easier;
- Tons of new opportunities you couldn’t even imagine about before.
Dribbble is the place to show and tell, promote, discover, and explore design.
But what too many people don’t understand, is that Dribbble is the place where thousands of businesses turn to when looking for designers, potential employees or contractors. Not only that, it’s also where you can build your name as a designer. A lot of designers started their career on Dribbble, myself included.
Dribbble is hands down the best place to be if you’re a designer. It helped me to take my career to another level, and it will help you too.
80% of designers get a job inquiry!
If you look at the Dribbble’s 2016 stats, you’ll see that it’s nearly impossible not to get a job proposal! My personal record was 12 inquiries in a single day!
Designers that received work inquiries
Work inquiries sent to designers
Jobs for designers posted
A couple of years ago, I was totally lost. Stuck with a bunch of ungrateful clients, doing unfulfilling work every single day. Don’t get me wrong, I loved design and I knew that was something I wanted to do, and yet I was caught in that vicious cycle. I was just scraping by whatever work I could get, doing it for pennies only to feel miserable. At that moment, it felt that this was how it should be. Guess what? It shouldn’t!
One summer day, I made a commitment to start building my audience on Dribbble. Back then, I didn’t think that it would have any impact on my career whatsoever. I couldn’t be more wrong! Soon after, I noticed how everything started to shift. Long story short, I managed to switch to freelance full-time and…in just a year, I tripled my income.
What will this guide be about?
Basically, I’ve compiled everything I’ve learned about building your audience on Dribbble and put it in this guide. But it’s much more than just teaching you how to get more followers on Dribbble; the guide focuses on giving you enough theory to take action and build your audience yourself, with the help of my actionable tips and techniques
This guide will give you what you need to build your Dribbble audience:
How to get a Dribbble invite?
Everyone is free to join Dribbble to stay inspired and explore wonderful works by other people. However, it’s not until you start posting your own shots that you will see its real value. And to do that, you must be invited by an active contributor. This is not as easy as it seems. Throughout these years, I’ve been approached by literally hundreds of people asking for an invite and I’ve helped all of them to get it. I’ll be sharing the best ways to get an invite 100%.
5 pillars of building your audience.
This could be a book of its own. From my experience, I’ve noticed that there are 5 essential things that must be done if you want to build your audience. These principles are universal and it doesn’t matter what medium or social network you’re using. They helped me build my audience of more than 20,000 people on Dribbble, get 50 000+ Instagram followers and 15 000+ newsletter subscribers. If you implement only one of these principles, it will definitely help you with creating your audience, but for this system to really work, you must apply all of them. The magic growth happens when you combine all five pillars.
Little secrets and techniques that will triple the rate, in which you will build your Dribbble audience
Although five pillars of building your audience are universal for all media, I will be giving you the exact practical things you can do to triple the speed at which you build your Dribbble audience. Some of these techniques include:
- Knowing when the perfect time to upload your shot is;
- How to get your shot seen by as many people as possible;
- Improving your chances to get to the popular page;
- Repurposing your content;
- Cross promoting your content;
- Optimising your profile;
- Setting up analytics to get important data and make decisions based on it;
- Getting most out of using tags.
- And many more!
What is the single most important thing you must do now if you want to grow your audience?
Subscribe now to get the chapter of my upcoming book about what the most important thing in building your audience is. As a founding member, you will also be getting useful information on building your audience along the way and be first to know when I launch my book.