When I first started building an audience for my cosplay work five years ago, my cousin Ian gave me some advice: Start building an email list. I was skeptical. My Facebook page was growing rapidly, and more young people are on Facebook every day than checking their email, right? But Ian warned me, if Facebook decided they didn't want me to have access to my followers, there would be nothing I could do. Without their emails, I would have no direct way to contact my followers.
My Instagram strategy has been making a huge difference in my reach, engagement, and follower growth lately. But posting twice a day can be hard, especially during times when I don't have recent new cosplay photos to post.
What do cosplayers ask Santa for? I just released a brand new music video for the holidays! It was a lot of fun to make, and hopefully it'll bring cosplayers (and the people who have to shop for cosplayers!) a good laugh.
If you’re a Patreon user — be that creator, patron, or, like me, both — you have undoubtedly been hearing the hubbub about the upcoming fee changes. There’s a lot more information from Patreon here, but here’s the gist of it...