Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Paul's new blog post, "Thoughts About Online Creative Exposure."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thoughts About Online Creative Exposure, pt. 1

My online presence and success has improved since I started
using internet resources available to the creative community.
Placing a blog on my website makes it possible to be actively
involved by displaying articles that other creatives should find
useful. Joining social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook
have professional benefits. These websites have increased my
networking with colleagues, increased my knowledge about
business aspects and increased sales. I send out e-mails with
attachments periodically that keep me in touch with my database
clients. I recently started sending out my first newsletter using a
site named,"Your Mailing List Provider". The web site provides an
easy and convenient way to store my clients information. I really
enjoy another feature that lets me input my html newsletter code and send directly to my clients stored
on my database. Creatives should also consider exploring the variety of free and inexpensive websites
that exist on the web. I am currently a member of, and I find it exciting experimenting with these websites and discovering the possible
benefits. The point I want to make is creatives need to get their work out in front as many viewer as
Use Your Website
Having an online website is very important and unless you promote it no one will know you exist. If you
read the above information, you already have some ideas. I am continuously reworking my website with
new images, new links and blog articles to stand out from my competition. Exploring the internet is a
great way to find new professional groups to join and interact with. I search out blogs to leave my
comments and opinions on sites. You should make an effort to interact with your peers so that it
increases your exposure as a professional.
Offer Your Help
It has been my experience that "What goes around comes around". What I mean by this statement is
that we should be willing to offer our advice without expecting something in return. You will find when
we offer our assistance our efforts probably will be returned in kind. We are all in this together and as
a creative collective we need to enrich and keep our creative community growing.