Category: Social Media


Promotion Ideas that Work, from 9 Varied Creative Pros

With so many platforms now available to us, we are lucky to have so many options when it comes to getting our work seen by the right audience. But as some strategies will obviously be more effective than others, we wanted...

/ June 1, 2016

How Several Creatives Are Using Social Media to Win Clients

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from freelance video creator and podcaster Steve Folland. He runs a podcast: Being Freelance – that discusses the freelancing life with a range of creatives. A lot of freelancers I talk to for the podcast find...

/ February 6, 2016

An Expert’s Advice on Why Creative Pros Often Struggle with Social Media

A few months ago in Ho Chi Minh City, I was introduced to Ahna Hendrix, a social media manager and writer running her own business. I was immediately impressed by her commitment to – and belief in – what is...

/ December 6, 2014

How to not lose friends and alienate people when selling via social media

Many of us worry that selling stuff in any way on social media is sleazy and bad. Others promote and sell too much without much thought over how they’re affecting others online. Promoting your wares is absolutely ok on social...

/ July 27, 2014

One thing you are not doing on Twitter every day that will change your life

I’ve been playing with Twitter for about five years (perhaps I should open the curtains now). I love it for its massive value as a tool for freelancers and biz owners. The one thing I love the most about it...

/ June 20, 2014

25 Pretty Quick Ways to Create Work Opportunities For You as a Creative

One of the biggest ironies of having a creative service that people need, for sale be it mural painting or writing, is that through inaction, we deny ourselves, as well as others, the chance to actually use our skills and...

/ May 30, 2012

6 Basic Social Media ‘No Nos’ that are Stopping Freelancers from Winning Clients

We all know that there is plenty of value to be extracted out of social media platforms as a freelancing hero. If you get it just right, you can use social networks as a solid source of wonderful long-term clients. Google+...

/ January 6, 2012

18 Tools for Destroying Distraction

There is no question that a dilemma exists over the need for creative professionals to create time and space for working on amazing and high quality projects and the existence of an endless stream of distraction, both from the world...

/ November 7, 2010

Ten of the Easiest Ways to Find and Meet New People To Boost Your Career

Building a network of contacts, medicine whether clients, other professionals in your industry or advisers, is a vital element of your life as a successful creative freelancer. The larger your network of useful people, who can provide new jobs, advice...

/ September 2, 2010

10 Ways to Attract the Attention of Clients Using Social Media

No doubt many of you are making use of social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to connect with others, share your work, play around, and maybe even dabble in getting jobs through them. Social media sites can provide a treasure...

/ June 17, 2010