Tag: clients

Why You Find Consistently Marketing Your Business So Hard, and How to Make it Effortless

As I’ve discussed in many articles, marketing yourself; your art; and your brand, properly and consistently is no longer a commendable choice in your creative business, it is a necessity. You must get into the heads of people you want...

/ November 12, 2016

Three Steps to Figuring Out the Ideal Client for Your Creative Business

Before I get knee deep into this, I wanted to address some of the jargon I’ll be using to describe various concepts and ideas and get it out the way first. When I refer to prospect, I’m talking about anyone...

/ November 11, 2016

How to Expand Your Creative Business: The ‘Daily Drop-By’ 30-Day Challenge

Landing new paid work for your creative enterprise can be bloody difficult. Whether you run a bigger creative company or you are a part-timer artist, the biggest challenge very often is to win new assignments or commissions. You’ve chosen to...

/ October 20, 2016

My 7 Rules for Living a Freelance ‘LifeStyle’ Business

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from digital marketing consultant Col Skinner, who works via his brand: ‘Profoundry‘ with a range of people, helping them create digital campaigns to boost their businesses. Between 2009 and 2014 I worked full...

/ April 1, 2016

How I Work with Top Clients and Gained Freedom by Building My Own ‘Village’

Becoming self-reliant needs to be one of – if not the biggest priority for everyone. Whether you are employed by someone else, run your own business, invest in other businesses, or work freelance, knowing what to do when you are...

/ February 18, 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

The Best Way to Contact People for Generating New Paid Work

I regularly emphasise that the best thing you can do for your freelance business (or any business, really) is to regularly connect with relevant people. The more of this you do, the more you are ‘front of mind’ and in the...

/ January 15, 2016

Over-delivery is the only way to do business as a stand out creative

Anyone can do what is expected of them as a professional creative. Sounds like a good thing, yes? The problem with doing what people expect you will do might be safe, but it will not help you stand out in the crowd....

/ November 22, 2015

What Three People Thought of Alex’s ‘Get Illustration Clients’ Course and Coaching

It’s been a few months since I launched my ‘How to Get Illustration Clients‘ course after working with various ‘guinea pig’ clients, not to mention learning from my own experiences as an illustrator over the last nine years. I got...

/ August 30, 2015

How to Get Illustration Clients Course for Illustrators Launches

9 years in the making, I finally bring to you ‘How to Get Illustration Clients’. This course comes in response to my own frustrations and failures, as well as the feedback I get from all of you regularly about struggling...

/ May 19, 2015