Are you a creative professional/freelancer/guru/genius without a newsletter (or whatever you prefer to call it)? Are you putting time most days into growing your mailing list to which you send this newsletter?
There are so many new ways to promote yourself and your brand on the Internet, some of which involve some form of writing. Below, I’ve taken all the methods that I’ve taken from a free ebook I made, to share here in some detail.
A lot of independent creative professionals, who have a service and even products to offer, might find occasional success in getting paid work and selling products.
This might be all good and well, but if you have any interest in staying afloat in the industry over a substantial period of time, it is essential to understand a system that allows for winning new projects and selling products regularly over the long term.
A few weeks ago I asked subscribers to my mailing list the following question:
What is the #1 area you need help with, in terms of promoting your work online?
Many of you responded with some great questions. This post will take a selection of them, and I will do my best to answer them. If you have anything to add, don’t hesitate to contribute within the comments section of this post.
Building up a database of accessible contacts gradually, was listed as one of the 6 key ingredients to powerful self promotion in a previous post.
One of the best ways to do this is to have people in your network, including fans, friends, previous clients and potential clients, sign up to your email mailing list.