Where to market a webcomic

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So far I've made a FB page, Twitter account, I'm building a website, also using patreon (to receive donations and such), setting up a paypal account (donations).

I think I'll open a Reddit account.

What else?
#market #webcomic
  • Profile picture of the author michaelswengel
    Have you thought about Deviantart?
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    • Profile picture of the author dog8food
      Originally Posted by michaelswengel View Post

      Have you thought about Deviantart?
      Haven't yet. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinJennings
    There are so many blogs and forums where indie artists can submit their comics with the facility of being able to receive a donation.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You might want to get a VA to compile a mammoth list of web comic blogs and comics fan blogs

    Get the VA to segment the list by niche, Alexa site info score, social viral activity and other indicators

    Sort the list in terms of priority

    Comment in drips and drabs until you get traction

    You'd be surprised as to how many people would LOVE to send you traffic if only you'd PROVE yourself
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    • Profile picture of the author dog8food
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      You might want to get a VA to compile a mammoth list of web comic blogs and comics fan blogs

      Get the VA to segment the list by niche, Alexa site info score, social viral activity and other indicators

      Sort the list in terms of priority

      Comment in drips and drabs until you get traction

      You'd be surprised as to how many people would LOVE to send you traffic if only you'd PROVE yourself
      I like the idea...

      When you mention "Comment in drips and drabs..." are you talking about commenting on other popular blogs/fanpages with a link to my webcomic?

      Also, where do people usually find their VA's on here?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    Reddit for sure. Also IMGUR has a great audience built in.
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    • Profile picture of the author dog8food
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      Reddit for sure. Also IMGUR has a great audience built in.
      but If I do promote on Reddit and IMAGUR, isn't that the type of traffic that is likely to stay on those sites instead of going to my site?
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnJames
    Someone here once mentioned watermarking all of your photos with your website. I believe it could also apply to webcomics.
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    • Profile picture of the author dog8food
      Originally Posted by JohnJames View Post

      Someone here once mentioned watermarking all of your photos with your website. I believe it could also apply to webcomics.
      That's a great idea, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author BrentGarett
    Reddit and deviantart are the best places IMO..
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  • Profile picture of the author dog8food
    Does anyone know if people make decent $ in webcomics?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
      Originally Posted by dog8food View Post

      Does anyone know if people make decent $ in webcomics?
      So you found out how to spread them now you want to know if it's worth it?

      There's money in anything if you're awesome at it
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    • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
      Originally Posted by dog8food View Post

      Does anyone know if people make decent $ in webcomics?
      Yes there is alot of money to be made in webcomics, especially the adult genre kind. I can give you a few pointers, but not publicly.

      PM me and i'll direct you to where the money's at in self-publishing manga and that type of stuff.
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      • Profile picture of the author dog8food
        Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

        Yes there is alot of money to be made in webcomics, especially the adult genre kind. I can give you a few pointers, but not publicly.

        PM me and i'll direct you to where the money's at in self-publishing manga and that type of stuff.
        It's not necessarily adult or manga. More like DogHouseDiaries
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  • Profile picture of the author ynef
    Look for imageboards like 4chan and similar. Post your comics there with a subtle watermark at the bottom. If your comics are great then they will stick.
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    • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
      Try submitting to bored panda.com. They love that type of stuff and their stories tend to go viral within a day or two of being published.

      But don't put a watermark on the submission
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      • Profile picture of the author dog8food
        Originally Posted by TrafficFlow View Post

        Try submitting to bored panda.com. They love that type of stuff and their stories tend to go viral within a day or two of being published.

        But don't put a watermark on the submission
        Is it against bored panda's policies or are you just saying in general?
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  • Profile picture of the author dog8food
    I also found sites like smackjeeves and the duck webcomics, which apparently host your comics directly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnJames
    I'm guessing that if the comics are very entertaining, they can eventually sell themselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author mringtone
    Comics are read by almost everyone, Although there is a big,"IF" its interesting.
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