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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

David Michael Moore. Illustrator for Speakers & Thought-Leaders

David Michael Moore: Illustrator for Speakers & Thought-Leaders

Specialize as a Freelance Illustrator There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview freelance creatives who have chosen their niche. Meet David Michael

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

High-Potential Digital Marketing Niches for Freelance Creatives.

High-Potential Digital Marketing Niches for Freelance Creatives

A common way to specialize is to target a specific industry. I’ve researched high-potential client industries for freelance web & graphic designers who focus on digital marketing. These creatives deliver things such as display advertising, landing pages, campaign sites, social media profiles, and promotional emails. I want to share my findings with you. A niche is a combination of the product or service

Finding Your Niche. Design Niches NOT to Target

Finding Your Niche: Design Niches NOT to Target

The Bad, the Ugly (and the Good) Probably the most common way to specialize as freelance web or graphic designer is to target a specific industry. But what industry should you target, especially when you’re starting out? On LinkedIn, I asked a bunch of experienced freelance web & graphic designers for their advice.  ‘ What client

Using Speaking to Market Your Creative Services

Using Speaking to Market Your Creative Services

Case Study: The “Brand Spark” Workshop If you know your ideal audience, creating an informative workshop that helps them to solve their problems can set you apart by showing you are a specialist in your field. It’s a good idea to always have an event to invite your potential design clients to. Molly Mason, is a freelance web

What Do You Look for In an Illustrator. Self-Promotion by Freelance Illustrator Dawn Schreiner.

Self-Promotion for Illustrators: Making Contact the Dawn Schreiner Way

I’ll Show You Mine, And You Show Me Yours What’s the best self-promotion for illustrators? How can you get through to busy creative directors and art directors? You can try to attract their attention by tweeting interesting stuff on Twitter. You can send promo postcards. Alternatively, you can try a more direct one-to-one approach as today’s interviewee does. Dawn Schreiner is

4 Call to Action Examples. How to Convert Newsletter Subscribers to Design Clients.

Call to Action Examples for Creative Freelancers

How to Convert Newsletter Subscribers to Design Clients To make your newsletter marketing to pay out you must include an attractive call to action. What is a call to action (CTA)? It’s the piece in your newsletter where you instruct your reader what to do next. The best call-to-action is to offer the potential client something 100 % useful. An offer

I Hate Fucking Mexicans. Theatrical Poster Design for The Flea Theatre by Freelance Graphic Designer Jaime Vallés

Jaime Vallés: Theatrical Advertising Expert

Specialize as a Graphic Designer There are many reasons to pick a niche as a creative freelancer. Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes more straightforward. For your inspiration, and to give you a little push to specialize, I interview freelancers who have chosen their niche. Next out: It’s show

Minimalist Freelance Graphic and Website Designer Justin Page Wood

Justin Page Wood: Minimalist Website and Graphic Designer

There are good reasons to specialize as a creative freelancer: Clients trust experts, word of mouth works better, and your marketing becomes straightforward. Meet Justin Page Wood., a Californian freelance creative. Justin is The Minimalist Website and Graphic Designer. He is active in many creative fields, but he is mastering them all the minimalist’s way. Hi Justin, what’s your niche? The

Email Newsletter Best Practices. How Designers Design Their Own Email Newsletter.

Email Newsletter Best Practices

How Designers Design Their Own Email Newsletter Publishing an email newsletter is a great way to keep in touch with past, current and potential design clients. Below you can learn email newsletter best practices from fellow freelance creatives. Use the their layout as a starting point for your own newsletter. Look at the graphic below! It

Umbrella Mock-up for APPA by Freelance Graphic Designer Marty Daley. Click to visit Marty Daley's website!

Marty Daley: Passionate for Promotional Products

Meet Marty Daley, an Australian freelance graphic designer with three strong passions: Promotional products, his clients, and Jesus, his savior. Marty is a prime example of a graphic designer who differentiates himself by combining industry-specific skills with outstanding customer service.  Hi Marty, what’s your niche? Creating promotional product mock-ups and logo redraws for the promotional industry in Australia. Why did you