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Blog Commenting Case Study 26 Comments. 2,208 Visits.

Blog Commenting Case Study: 26 Comments Drove 2,208 Visits

Exactly How Blog Commenting Builds Traffic A freelance creative “must” start a blog. Freelance sites and marketing coaches tell you it’s great for personal branding and generating inquiries. It’s likely true, but what if no one ever sees your carefully crafted blog posts..? Leaving comments on other websites can be a powerful way to drive targeted traffic to

Direct Mail Ideas for Freelancers -Paper Zine

Direct Mail Ideas for Freelancers: Paper Zine

Catch Busy Art Directors’ Attention With an “Old School” Illustrated Paper Zine Most freelancers’ self-promos are quickly forgotten. Illustrator & artist Esther Pearl Watson wanted to make a save-worthy mail-out. This marketing stunt starts with Esther finding a teenager’s diary in a gas-station bathroom. Loosely based on that diary, she created “Unlovable”. An illustrated paper zine she mailed to art directors.

Business Cards for Creative Freelancers. How a Simple Business Card Brought in 2 Clients, a Design Award and 1K Social Shares.

How a “Simple” Business Card Brought Clients, Fame & Awe

Business Cards for Freelance Creatives Chad Michael, a Dallas packaging & identity designer, hit a home run with his intricate business card. New clients found him. He won his peers’ respect. It brought him massive publicity. Chad could have made just another business card, but he didn’t. He created the most bad-ass business card ever. He transcended a simple

How $200 on Promoted Tweets Got This Freelancer a 6 Month Contract.

How $200 on Promoted Tweets Got This Freelancer a 6-Month Contract

Buy Promoted Tweets to Push Your CV Directly to End Clients Barry McGee, a freelance front-end web developer, normally has quite lengthy engagements, 3-6 months or longer. Near the end of 2014 the contract he was in was coming to an end. To get a new freelance gig after the Christmas holidays, he decided to experiment with

Self-Promotion for Graphic Designers. Example Marta Berzina. Cute, Illustrated GIFs Got This Graphic Designer 9 New Clients & 10,000 Project Views.

Self-Promotion Example for Graphic Designers: Marta Berzina

Cute, Illustrated GIFs Got This Graphic Designer 9 New Clients & 10,000 Project Views Many freelance creatives are reluctant to market themselves. To inspire and encourage, I share cases of successful self-promotion done by and for freelance creatives. First out, Marta Berzina, a Latvian freelance graphic designer.  In late May 2015 Marta did her first

Marketing Ideas for Freelance Creatives - Real-Life Examples

Marketing Ideas for Freelancers: 20+ Real-Life Examples

20+ Marketing Ideas Actually Used by Freelance Creatives Borrow, steal, mix and stir these tried & tested marketing ideas! These ideas are all used by freelance businesses (or small creative businesses). All run by real-life, established graphic designers, illustrators, web designers or photographers. To read more about the specific marketing example, click the round images! To visit

Self-Promotion Ideas for Freelance Creatives

Self-Promotion Ideas for Freelance Creatives

Self-Promotion Ideas for Freelance Creatives On Pinterest, I collect cool, smart, inspirational self-promotional ideas by and for freelance creatives. Make sure to click on for the project details, since many of these projects are way more than simple mail-outs. Often they are full-blown marketing campaigns, reaching far more people than the original recipients. A few recommended projects to dive

SEO for Freelance Creatives

SEO for Freelance Creatives

Learn SEO From the No. 1 Ranked Freelance Graphic Designer For Google, Brent Galloway is the freelance graphic designer. Brent’s personal website, brentgalloway.me, has been bolted to the first page of Google the better part of two years. There is a ton of value in this interview! Read on to learn Brent Galloway’s SEO habits, his

Google AdWords for Freelance Creatives

Google AdWords for Freelance Creatives

Learn Andrew’s Google AdWords Takeaways Do you wonder if it’s really possible for a freelance creative to get new clients through Google AdWords? And if so, how!? Meet Andrew Akinyede, a U.K. based freelance graphic designer and the driving force behind Cakebox Creative! Andrew has been using Google AdWords for 5 years.  Read on to learn

Email Prospecting. How to Know When Email Prospects Actually Check Out Your Portfolio.

How to Know When Email Prospects Actually Check Out Your Portfolio

Email Prospecting You have just emailed a new prospect. In your email, there is a link to a presentation of your best work. Wouldn’t you like to know exactly when the prospect looks at your presentation? Now you can. This simple marketing hack will instantly alert you when a prospect looks at your presentation. Read

How Leaving Comments Grows a Blog & Freelance Business

How Leaving Comments Grows a Blog & Freelance Business

How 30 Minutes a Day Could Make You $1,835/Mo. Freelance sites and marketing coaches tell you all the time! A freelance creative must start a blog. It’s supposed to be great for personal branding and generating enquiries. It’s likely true, but what if no one ever sees your carefully crafted blog posts..? A popular online

4 Twitter Marketing Ideas for Freelance Creatives

4 Twitter Marketing Ideas for Freelance Creatives

Any freelance creative could use some of these Twitter marketing ideas. The no. 1 and no. 2 tips are particularly useful for freelance illustrators, designers, photographers and any other creative who creates visuals! 1. Illustrate Someone Else’s Tweet David Michael Moore, a freelance illustrator, surprises his prospects with artwork tailored to their tweet. Mostly, he just

Prospect Lists for Freelance Creatives

Twitter: 17 Pre-Built Prospect Lists for Freelance Creatives

Build a Killer Prospect List in No-Time! The first thing to do when prospecting is to look for people you want to connect with. It means actually building lists of prospects, and such research easily consumes a lot of time. I’ve done that for you. The best thing you can find while researching are ready-made lists

Twitter Magic! Click the Button to Find People Asking for Designers, Illustrators & Photographers!

Click & Find Design & Photography Prospects on Twitter

Twitter is brimming with potential clients for freelance creatives. Every day people are asking for web & graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers. Use these buttons to find those people! Each button links to real-time results on Twitter Common queries, e.g. recommendations for web designers, will yield new results almost daily. Revisit this page often to comb