Welcome to the world's leading webcomic community! Topwebcomics was one of the very first to bring together the webcomic creators together with fans from around the world. For over a decade, Topwebcomics has served as the ultimate marketing platform for webcomics around the world and we will continue to do so for as long as we possibly can.
There are a lot of features that we have available that many people don't necessarily realize so what better way than to talk about them and start a discussion about Free methods of promotions for your webcomic.
The first thing that we always recommend to creators is to have your webcomic part of the Topwebcomics list. This allows your fans to go in and vote for your webcomic. We allow artists to add in what we call Incentives. These are images that the artist or creator can add as a thank you to the fans for taking time to vote for your webcomic.
The incentives can be anything....Pinups, Wallpapers, Work In Progress, Character sheets and Design....whatever you want and that your fans want to see. Therefore, the only way they can see this special image is by voting.
The more often you change your incentive, the more often people vote. Everyone can vote once a day. This is where you have to communicate with your fans. Ask them what they want to see, give them options, offer them certain types of challenges....You are only limited as far as your imagination will take you.
The reason it is important to get as many votes as you can is because the higher your rank, the more traffic you get on your site. The top 5 on Topwebcomics have boasted getting hundreds to thousands unique visitors per day depending on specific time frames. That's quite a bit of visitors for something that is free.
Once you are registered on Topwebcomics, you will also have access to our Like it or Hate it feature. Its a new Bonus Incentive area where Artists can post up to 10 Incentive Images. People browse this feature because it is an amazing way to discover new webcomics by seeing artwork from the artists. Love at first sight sort of thing.
Every time that a user clicks like on one of your image, it adds a vote to your webcomic ranking. So that means you could get up to 10 additional vote per voter per day. Many people have reported this new feature is working wonders for them so it might be worth taking a look.
This is another area that you can put anything you want in there. They can be doodles, they can be old incentives, it can be whatever you choose. Take this opportunity and show the world what your comic is about while gathering as much votes as you can.
Another feature that we offer is the Art Contest. Be sure to follow our Facebook page. For example, right now we are accepting entries for our Valentine's Day contest. Check it out it might be worth looking into. Each of our contest offers free advertisement for the winners and we also offer participation prizes - valued at $20+ of free advertisement on Topwebcomics just for participating. It's a great way to have fun, promote your webcomic and meet new artists.
We also offer a lot of services using Twitter. Be sure to follow us there too. Every time that you update your webcomic, all you have to do is add @Topwebcomics to your tweet and we will retweet to all our followwers.
We are also having a Doodle Contest under #TWCchallenge. Essentially, we send out a challenge every day of the week (except weekends) and artists are encouraged to doodle the challenge by putting one or more of their characters into the situation. It's been a lot of fun and its a great way to have fun with other artists and gain more visibility.This challenge is a great way to show your characters to the world and more importantly to help keep you motivated by participating in an activity with other people who go through the same struggles you are experiencing.
Remember, you are not alone. We are here for you and there's a full community of people just like you. The people who read webcomics arent reading just one comic. This means we are not competition. We can help one another!
This post and all of that listed above is what we offer for free because we love to work with webcomic creators and see you succeed.
But remember that if you want success, you have to work hard. You have to put in the time. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing a webcomic because you want to create a story that is in your heart.
However, if you want the webcomic to flourish in popularity, you have to work at it. It is a lot of work. You have to sharpen your pencil and keep on doing as much as you can.
Draw, post your images EVERYWHERE that will accept it and keep on showing your work to everyone.When you're not drawing, you need to be promoting. Be active on Facebook, be active on Twitter, be active on Reddit...etc.
TWC like many other platform can only offer you some of the tools you need to succeed. Some tools are better than others. Some tools will work better for some and worst for others. Know what works for you and monitor your results.
You cannot only use a single platform. This means for example, you can't only use Topwebcomics. You will reach a level where you are not going to reach any new members as you will have met your cap.
But it's important to keep a presence because you dont want to lose your leverage either. It is a fine balance.
Regardless of the platform....if you want to grow your audience, you have to work. The return on your time will be returned to you with an audience like you've never seen before. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Those who work hard will succeed. Those who need help will ALWAYS find it at Topwebcomics. Your challenges are our endeavors to overcome!
So let's hear it - What else can Topwebcomics offer the community to help you all promote your webcomics? what do YOU do to help promote your webcomic? Contact us and share your thoughts!