Wordle, Mad Mimi and Yola, sound like characters in a movie but they are all tools artists can use to reach out to potential fans and customers.  There are a lot of tools available for free online to help small business owners.  Wordle is really just for fun but it can be used to make an interesting graphic for your website.  You enter the words and it creates a graphic you can save and use on  your website, blog or facebook.  You can enter your show dates, or names of your work and Wordle does the rest and arranges the words.  You can change the arrangement style, color and size too.  See our sample above.

Mad Mimi is

“Mad Mimi is a simple, intelligent and powerful email marketing utility that anyone can use. Mad Mimi makes email marketing easy for the creator, and easier on the eyes for the receiver. With ground-breaking technology, Mad Mimi is the simplest way to create branded, well-designed newsletters and promotions. Sign up free today and get started with simple, lovely email marketing.”

Check out Mad Mimi for your email marketing needs.  Send your customer list your show schedule, updates on projects you are working on, Facebook Fan Page link and other information to keep them updated.  Your first 100 contacts are free but after that you can choose a plan that fits  your needs, starting at $8 per month.

Finally, Yola gets your business online.  According to their website Yola is:

Creating your website with Yola is FastCreate and post your website in minutes! It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Choose a website type.
  2. Answer a few questions about your website.
  3. Choose a look and feel.

And you’re ready to publish your website!

Yola's website builder is FlexibleExpress yourself and choose from hundreds of different free styles, navigations, widgets and images. All Yola websites come with our powerful blogging platform so you can stay in touch with your audience.

Yola's website builder is EasyCustomize your free website easily with our drag and drop sitebuilder. Or let Yola do it for you. Yola features and editors provide infinite possibilities. No experience necessary.

Yola's website builder is PowerfulStay online with Yola’s powerful hosting platform. With 99.9% up-time, easy-to-add plug-ins and social integrations, your website will work hard so you don’t have to.

Yola has many easy to follow templates, you simply upload your photos and you have a nice website for an affordable price.  A free website will have Yola in the name but you can pay to register your own domain name, all the info for that is on the website.

Happy marketing and as always send us an email and let us know if you have any questions or need help with any of the information we provided, nicole@artfestival.com.



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