TUESDAY MARKETING TIP:
9 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Have Their Own Art Blog
Why Every Artist Should Have a Blog - I found this interesting article on Empty Easel "9 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Have Their Own Art Blog" and thought it was worth passing along.
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Dash of Inspiration
Post for GCU Community Blog
Ever find yourself saying that when you see something cool on someone’s website? When I went full force into creating online stores and a web presence, I was constantly stuck trying to figure out how to add images, links and so on to my sites and Squidoo lens. So, as I collected the information I created a text document that now sits as a short-cut on my desktop with all the bits and pieces of HTML coding for when I need it ...
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Posted July 26th, 2011
Great interview with Jude Maceren
on Selling Online
Offers terrific tips on selling your art online.
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I'm new to Twitter but I'm following the logic laid forth by Jeffrey Gitomer: "Consider Twitter a cocktail party for networking" ...
Today I received 15 tweets all sent by the same person only seconds apart, and all were just links to products with no added information. Now I'm thinking if that person was at a cocktail party, wouldn't they be the annoying car salesman everyone tries to avoid? I'm just say'in!
Social Boom - by Jeffrey Gitomer
MARKETING TUESDAY: Okay I've read a lot of bad marketing books in an effort to get myself out there and when I agreed to write a review for Jeffrey's book Social Boom, I expected another blah, overly-geeky book...BUT what I found was pure gold! If you ever wanted to spend your business budget wisely; invest in Social Boom by Jeffrey Gitomer...it's simply brilliant!
Super Simple SEO Tips Worth Implementing As A Newbie
MARKETING TUESDAY: I found this great little article providing some great advice and tips for those just starting out in the effort of getting their sites found out there in cyber-space. My friends from Creative Nerds in UK share this link, I hope you get something out of it!
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Promoting Yourself To… GASP!… Live People!
MARKETING TUESDAY: We live in an interesting time. One where we have contact to more people all over the world than any generation before us...yet what are we losing being stuck behind keyboards? Today I pass on this funny yet informative article on Person to Person Promoting by Speider Schneider from our friends at Noupe.
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Worst Design Mistake Ever Made
This interesting article is from Smashing Magazine and thought it worthy of passing along today. For us designers, some of this will hit home and of course the important thing is WE LEARN from our mistakes. So enjoy "What Is The Worst Design or Programming Mistake You’ve Ever Made?" by Robert Bowen.
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Great article from Freelance Switch.com for Building a Killer Online Portfolio in 9 Easy Steps. All artists & designers, whether you sell your artistic creations or offer your services, needs to have a portfolio of your BEST work easily accessible. Here is my online portfolio as a example of what you can do to make an impression, and this site is what got me found and signed by a licensing agency this past November: Art for License. I hope you are inspired to give yourself a strong online presence!
Freelancing Tools: Key Ideas to Better Time Management
Time management is always a challenge to the creative mind, but to run a successful business AND get your creative work done, you simply must use your time well. This article may spark some areas where you might be able to make some improvements in your creative work day!
This comes to us from Noupe and Jake Rocheleau.
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