When I first started sharing my webtoon comics online I always wondered about a good way on how I could gain subscribers quickly.
The quick answer to that was to use hashtags and make sure to hare on social media with those hashtags, the harsh reality I learned from that is that sometimes this doesn’t always result in QUICK subscribers
Now the thing with hashtags that I love so much and I think is so important is that I had to make sure I used ones that was relative to my audience. I learned that I shouldn’t use a hashtag about a comic that has no horror in it but I tag it with the horror hashtag.
Doing that would cause my content not to match and the algorithm wouldn’t push my content in that hashtag because it’s seeing how people are reacting to my mismatched post and instead of liking or saving they’re leaving.
What I also learned with the algorithm of most social media platforms is that they want to get content out and more people to stop and view that content so they use hashtags to help sort out all of the content.
Now the thing with that to keep things in order and not a big traffic jam of mismatched content what they do is show people the content that you might have tagged with a certain hashtag that they typed in the search bar, but if that hashtag doesn’t match what they searched then they’ll pass it over and that’s a sign to the algorithm that this piece of content isn’t pairing when they push it so they don’t share it as much in that hashtag anymore.
I know it’s a little confusing and I’m not the best with my words but this is what I learned through my own trial and error.
So I’ve been working on making sure to use hashtags and making sure they are relative to my audience and what I’m posting and if I stay consistent then I’ll get the results I’m hoping for.
So far using this hashtag strategy has been working really well with my instagram!
I’m at a little over 2k on instagram and I’ve had my account since about 2016-2017 I can’t quite remember but either way consistency and relevancy and hashtags are the key to help get more subscribers to your stories!
Social Media Platforms to Market your Webtoon comic
Have you seen how other webtoon artist almost seemed to have blown up over night and you want to know if there is some secret trick they’re using and not sharing?
Yes and the secret lines in TikTok, Consistency, and a little bit of Luck.
In all seriousness thought based off of my personal experience and research I found that there isn’t really any secret trick but there is a way that you can gain subscribers but the speed of your subscriber count will depend sometimes on how consistent you are and a little bit of luck.
Remember that it takes time and patience to grow. Try not to compare your growth to others. Some may grow quick like flowers or herbs while others might have slower but steady grown like great oak trees.
As long as you stay consistent and prioritizes your happiness and share on other platforms then you’ll be just fine! This is something that I have to constantly remind myself.
My luck with my Webtoon on TikTok
Now I do want to share about the luck side of gaining subscribers quickly because I ended up gaining a little over 6,000 webtoon subscribers in 3 months and I’d mostly have to thank TikTok for that!
I feel so lucky to have jumped on it as soon as I did. You can still utilize it and still get these results and even greater results so don’t feel like you’re too late. You’re lucky because you’re learning about this right now and now you can start sharing your webtoon on TikTok too!
If you’re not sure how to go about marketing your webtoon on TikTok then try searching through the webtoon hashtag on tiktok to see how others go about sharing their videos of their webtoon comic.
Here is also a list of ideas that you can use to create and market your
Tips to Share a Webtoon Comic on TikTok:
- -Make mini music video slideshow of your webtoon panel
- -Do tiny time-lapse of you drawing your webtoon
- -Create tiny speed paints of your webtoon
- -Share tips and tricks to teach others how you made your webtoon
- -Share what tools you use and why
- -Share your favorite scene of your webtoon comic
I know this might not be the answer you were looking for but a lot of the webtoon creators that you see with a big following actually have a long history of updating constantly and sharing on other platforms.
Platforms build platform so if you are looking to gain subscribers how other webtoon artist did then I’d suggest sharing on other social media platforms. Even sharing work in progress of your webtoon process can help so much as well!
What should you do next?
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!
As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey!
I’ve also published 4 Comic books and as of 2020 I’m currently working on my 5th published book! If you’d like to learn how to publish a Comic book in 3 steps then check out my blog post How to Publish a Comic book.