Friday, February 18, 2011

How to get your Web Comic Discovered with Fireviews

If you create a web comic, what you really want most is for people to see it and enjoy it. It's not really about the page views or selling the merchandise, it's about showing people your drawings and making them laugh. So by now you've drawn a few strips, set up a website to host them on, and showed it to a few people. They liked it, but not many people are getting to see them. Drawing a new comic every week, or every day, is a lot of hard work, especially if no one is getting to see them and appreciate them.

So where do you go to find potential new fans for your web comic? Fireviews. (
Fireviews lets you post any kind of content and make sure it gets viewed by lots of people. You could just as easily post your webcomics on other user content sites, but then no one would get to see them! You'd have just as much trouble sharing your comics with new people as on your own website. Fireviews works differently. Instead of forcing you to find your own fans, Fireviews makes sure your content gets viewed as much as you want it to. It's really easy, and it's all free. Basically, all you need to do is view other users' content too. Other users may upload their own web comics, music videos, blogs posts, you name it! You never know what kind of content you might discover while you are browsing Fireviews. Then for each thing you view, someone will view your own web comic. Even better, each person who views your comic will leave a comment and a rating. So you not only have a way to find new fans, but you get great feedback from all sorts of different people too. It's a great way to find out what people think of your artwork, what kind of people might be into it, and reach out to a ton of potential fans. Just think, if even half of the people who see your comic like it, they will each tell their own friends and your comic will spread far across the internet in the blink of an eye. The more views you earn on Fireviews, the more people get to see your comic. And earning views is really easy. Just leave your own comment on other profiles, and for each one you will get another view for your own profile. Or if you don't want to spend the time earning views manually, you can buy views in bulk for much cheaper than most normal methods of online advertising.

Here is how to get your web comics viewed on Fireviews, step by step:

  1. Sign up for an account. That's easy! Quick, free, and no hassle.
  2. Create your first profile. Just add a title and a description of your web comic. Whatever you want to catch Fireviewers' eyes. The best things to add would be your favorite comic strips to attract new readers (you can upload as many images as you want) and a link to your web comic website.
  3. Start earning views. If you're in a hurry you can buy views, but otherwise this is completely free. Just start browsing some of the other great profiles. At the bottom of each one, you will be asked to pick a rating and leave a short comment for each one. Then you'll get to see another one! For each profile you rate and comment on, you will earn another view. The best part about earning views this way is that it never gets boring. There is so much amazing content by other amateur artists and performers, you will constantly be discovering something great.
  4. Start getting viewed! Now you get to sit back and see how many new fans you can find for your web comic. Just check on your profile and read all your comments. You will be amazed at how many comments you can receive in such a short period of time.

There is no guarantee that they will all become regular readers, of course. That's up to you. If your web comic is creative enough and entertaining enough, they will definitely start to flock to it. Fireviews can give you the initial boost you need to get started finding your audience.

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