Chances are, you most likely already have a couple of these various things that you are doing to promote your creative business. Be that as it may, would you say you are doing every one of them? Simply doing one additional thing on this list could mean dozens or even many potential clients. What are you waiting for?
#1 – A Website
These days, everybody has a website. In the case that you don’t have one, clients will regularly ask why not, and even inquiry whether you are even an authentic business. The equivalent is valid if you are a creative individual attempting to promote and sell your services. Regardless of whether you are an artist, photographer, or interior designer, you need a website with a display of your best work, information about you, and your contact information – at the very least.
#2 – Business Cards
If you meet somebody and need to tell them concerning your business, you’re going to look much more professional if you give them a card with your information on it instead of getting a pen and attempting to find a napkin or post-it to jot your site on. What’s more, as a creative expert, you have a favorable position – you can make your card look so delightful that they won’t ever consider discarding it.
#3 – Make A Video
Or more better, make five videos! Make them short (2-3 minutes) interesting, entertaining, and if possible make it funny. At that point transfer them to YouTube. Put them on your website. Share them with friends, colleagues, and client. This is a brilliant method to get your work out there.
#4 – Join A Social Network
In case you’re not social network savvy, I prescribe simply picking one to begin with. Attempting to do such a large number at once can be overpowering and confusing. If you stay with one for some time before attempting to execute another, you have the opportunity to get really good at the one and build up followers. Social networks are an important device for keeping individuals informed about the latest and greatest aspects of what you do! There are such a large number to choose from – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, the decisions are perpetual. Also the numerous industry specific social networks, as PictureCorrect for photographers and DeviantArt for artists.
#5 – Start A Blog
Blogs are extremely popular! If you can bring beauty, entertainment, and fun together in an interesting way, you can promote your creative business, and pick up followers, and build your web presence even more.
#6 – Ask For Referrals
The people, who have purchased from you before, just as your loved ones, are an amazing (and regularly untapped) resource. A lot of times, people either don’t think to request a referral or they stress that the individual will feel constrained. A remarkable inverse! All you are doing is asking a simple question – “do you know any other person who could profit from my services?” They will intellectually go through their list of contact and think, “you know, Jenny was talking about wanting to redesign her home. This would be great.” The most terrible that will happen is they will say no – however almost certainly, you will be astonished at the quantity of referrals you get, just from asking!
#7 – Start A Mailing List
A mailing list is an amazingly useful tool. These people are essentially giving you permission to email them and promote your creative business! The trick is, you must do it successfully. Try not to shell them with an excess of mail. More than once per month is plenty; more than that and people will become tired of it and withdraw. Not as much as that, and they will overlook they picked in and won’t recall what your identity is. Furthermore, in particular: provide value! Don’t just send them links to your most recent products, give them great information so that they value your newsletter and need to remain on it. This leads me to…
#8 – Write An Article
Compose five articles… or then again ten! Articles are probably the most ideal approaches to be discovered on the web. You are giving acceptable, important information about your niche and furthermore setting yourself up as the master in the readers’ eyes. You will gain their trust thus (long as you don’t do anything to squash it) they will undoubtedly be interested in learning more.
#9 – Write A Press Release
Not quite the same as an article, a press release is an increasingly newsworthy and concisely composed piece. It is exceptionally powerful when you are doing something new inside your business, or an occasion is coming up. Rather than being composed to teach, a press release is intended to inform the reader regarding the most recent enormous thing that is going on with you.
#10 – Write A Book
A significantly more tedious issue, certainly. Be that as it may, justified, despite all the trouble? Indeed, a thousand times over. A book isn’t just an approach to inform and gain trust, much the same as an article, yet it is also an extra source of income! A book is written once, yet it tends to be sold again and again. What’s more, on the off chance that you’ve written a few exceptionally useful articles and started a mailing list, you will as of now have people lining up to get it.