As you’ve no doubt seen me write about a good deal, keeping a blog* is one of the things I most consistently recommend as a means to so many fruitful things, including self-promotion, building credibility as an expert in something, and self-teaching/learning/discovery.
You might have noticed that my sites ‘Ape on the Moon’ and this one have pretty large Twitter followings. This isn’t something that is down to the content of the sites on their own.
Congratulations to 5 winners of the 60-days of free advertising, who tweeted and have now been chosen. You all receive 60 days of advertising on Red Lemon Club, Ape on the Moon and the RLC 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.
The Internet is a truly useful tool for gaining exposure for your brand and your work. One of the many ways to get some solid exposure is through online classified ads sites such as Craigslist, Yahoo, AOL, Gumtree and USFreeAds.
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.
Fellow creatives, freelancers and friends, I am pleased to announce the launch of my eagerly (I hope) anticipated ebook:
The book has received an incredible amount of praise amongst top creative industry people and others who enjoyed the book at the pre-launch last week.
**Winners of FREE EBOOK announced** (Tue, 9th Mar)
Congratulations to all winners and thank you ALL for taking part, and for such excellent and sometimes very funny comments.
The winners of the book are as follows – please contact me, otherwise I will be contacting you all individually with the free book on Wednesday/Thursday…
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.
The 5 ‘tweeters’ who have won 60 day-long advertising spots on this site are as follows:
Congratulations guys – I will be contacting you all shortly.
First of all, let’s ask why you would need to make your name (your pseudonym or your company’s name) more visible on search engines?
Whenever someone hears about you and the work you do, whether that be through a referral from someone else or seeing a mention of you on a website, there is a chance that they will want to find out more about you or want to contact you by Googling your name. It is a huge benefit to you if sites containing your name appear high up in the search results page, so that these people can find you, learn more about you and ultimately hire you.
For any creative worker with a personal website or blog, one of the most important things for exposure for their site is to have a high ranking on search engines for their particular niche.