Surprising results from posting to Dribbble for 1 month
For the past month, I’ve been posting to Dribbble 6 days a week.
I didn’t have any expectations from posting this often – I just had a massive backlog of design work that I needed to put somewhere and I figured Dribbble was the best place for it.
I’ve been a member of Dribbble since the early days (around 2012/2013) but I never posted consistently.
I’m quite shocked at the results I saw from posting so often, if you’d like to check out my work you can see it on my Dribbble profile.
Now let’s take a look at some numbers.
After posting to Dribbble for a month I gained 32 new followersShare this on Twitter
After posting to Dribbble for a month my designs were viewed 78,202 timesShare this on Twitter
After posting to Dribbble for a month my designs recieve 1,016 likesShare this on Twitter
This number took a while to grow, but in total, I received 376 profile visits.
Before this, I was getting no more than 3 profile visits a day.
But posting consistently meant that I started getting around 5-15 visits a day with a spike in week 2-3 where I was getting 20-40 visits a day.
After posting to Dribbble for a month my profile was visited 376 timesShare this on Twitter
I had zero expectations of getting any work enquiries off the back of posting for a month – considering in the past I’ve received only a handful throughout an entire year.
But in the first week of posting, I had 2 work enquiries come through. Then in week three, I had another one come in.
The current status of those projects:
- The first one I had a meeting with the client, got the initial payment sent through and have started working on the wireframes for the project
- The second project, I’ve also had a meeting with the client and am in the proposal stage of the project
- The third project is in the pipeline and due to start on the 7th of September (when I officially start freelancing on a full-time basis)
After posting to Dribbble for a month I recieved 3 work enquiriesShare this on Twitter
I can say that my expectations have been massively exceeded. I thought I’d get a few more followers but nothing more – definitely not any work enquiries (which is the ultimate goal of all of this).
Going forward, I plan on posting to Dribbble on a more consistent basis but probably not 6 days a week.
I’ll probably look to share 3-4 shots a week as all of the work I post on Dribbble is of real projects and I plan on keeping it that way.