Self-Promotion for the Creative Person

Get the Word Out About Who You Are and What You Do

Author: Lee Silber

Publisher: Currency


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 911

Are you a creative person who desperately wants to tell the world about your talents and your art but lacks the time, money, and know-how? Self-Promotion for the Creative Person is full of clever and creative ideas you can use to successfully get the word out about who you are and what you do quickly, easily, and cheaply. Everything you need to know about marketing yourself is included in this book. Self-Promotion for the Creative Person is packed with proven techniques that will work for you whether you are an author, actor, artist, or accordion player who wants fresh, off-beat, and cost-effective ways to build a business or develop a successful and fulfilling career. Full of winning strategies, innovative ideas, and proven sales and marketing techniques, Lee Silber will show you how to go from starving artist to superstar status with smart advice, including: * How to market without money * How to create marketing materials that will sell you even when you're not around * How to build a buzz using word of mouth * How to use the Internet in ways you never thought of to promote yourself * How to get the leaders in your field to endorse and help you Self-promotion is one of the most difficult things a creative person must do. It is also the most critical. Open this book to any page and chances are you will find something that can help you overcome this hurdle and get the attention and recognition you and your talents deserve.

Organizing Your Creative Career

How to Channel Your Creativity into Career Success

Author: Sheila Chandra

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 500

A practical and friendly guide to taming your chaos written specifically for creative people by the bestselling author of Banish Clutter Forever. "Sheila gave me the tools to hunt success, and the infrastructure to handle it when it came." - Stik, world renowned street artist and author Most of the conventional productivity advice you’ll find in the business section simply does not work for creative people. Surprisingly, to date there has not been a single book that addresses the unique organizational challenges that artists face. This book sets out to change that, it addresses the myth that truly creative people are messy and that they need mess in order to create. An artist herself, Sheila Chandra applies her professional insights as an organizing expert to the lives of other busy creative people in all disciplines, showing them how good organization can liberate their creative magic. She begins with artists’ physical spaces, including arranging their workspaces and offices so that they remain tidy effortlessly. Her career headspace chapters cover: • creative well-being, including artist support systems • career well-being, including networking and collaborations • self-promotion and how to avoid working for free • making social media pay • personal branding, career planning and goals • how to manage copyright issues and legal paperwork • legacy management And all from an artist’s point of view. These fool-proof, tried and tested systems are mixed with creativity tips and artist well-being advice that only one artist knows to give another. Written with real affection for the reader, Sheila Chandra takes the creative person by the hand and puts them on the path to success.

Time Management for the Creative Person

Right-Brain Strategies for Stopping Procrastination, Getting Control of the Clock and Calendar, and Freeing Up Your Time and Your Life

Author: Lee Silber

Publisher: Currency


Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 696

Creative folks often know all too well that the muse doesn’t always strike when you want it to, or when the deadline for your next brilliant project is creeping up on you like an ill-fitting turtleneck. Originality doesn’t follow a time clock, even when you have to. While conventional time management books offer tons of instruction for using time wisely, they are traditionally organized in a linear fashion, which just isn’t helpful for the right-brain mind. In Time Management for the Creative Person, creativity guru Lee Silber offers real advice for using the strengths of artistic folks—like originality and resourcefulness—to adopt innovative time-saving solutions, such as: * Learning to say no when your plate is just too full * How to know when a good job, not a great one, is good enough * Making “to do” lists that include fun stuff, too—that way you won’t feel overwhelmed by work * Time-saving techniques around the house that give you more time to get your work done and more time to spend with your loved ones * The keys to clutter control that will keep your work space and your living space neat With these and lots of other practical tips, Lee Silber will help anyone, from the time-starved caterer rushing to prepare for her next party to the preoccupied painter who forgets when the electric bill is due, make the most of their time and turn the clock and the calendar into friends, not foes.

Career Management for the Creative Person

Right-brain Techniques to Run Your Professional Life and Build Your Business

Author: Lee T. Silber

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)


Category: Self-Help

Page: 350

View: 979

Shows how to find one's career niche, covers self-promotion, networking, setting goals, being a team player, and handling the financial aspects of one's career

Successful Self-Promotion for Photographers

Expose Yourself Properly

Author: Elyse Weissberg

Publisher: Amphoto Books


Category: Photography

Page: 160

View: 844

There’s much more to being a professional photographer than simply taking great pictures. Today’s self-employed photographers must have marketing savvy to spare. This guide from a widely known and respected industry insider provides that—and much more. In Successful Self-Promotion for Photographers, freelance photographers learn what they must do to improve their skills after the pictures have been developed. Featuring sections such as “Focus Your Image,” “Sharpen Your Client Focus,” “Identify Your Market,” and the ever-important “Spot Trends,” here are dozens of surefire strategies for selling services, staying on top of the latest market trends, and winning enough high-paying work to survive and thrive in this very competitive business. For any photographer looking to make it big behind the lens, this indispensable reference shows how to get the right exposure every time.

Street-smart Advertising

How to Win the Battle of the Buzz

Author: Margo Berman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 105

Even the most creative minds need stimulation. Inspiration can come from examples of exceptional work, exercises designed to motivate, or time to reflect. The more inventive pieces the mind takes in, the more resources it has to draw from. Street Smart Advertising: How to Win the Battle of the Buzz contains countless examples designed to jump-start the right side of the brain. Margo Berman's book is packed with memorable uses of new media, exciting on-strategy marketing, creative online work, and insightful quotes by giants in the advertising industry. She offers innovative techniques to gen.

The Art & Business of Creative Self-promotion

For Graphic Designers, Writers, Illustrators & Photographers

Author: Jerry Herring



Category: Art

Page: 150

View: 333

Shows a variety of greeting cards, posters, brochures, calendars, and stationery used as promotional materials, and explains why self-promotion is important

Money Management for the Creative Person

Right-Brain Strategies to Build Your Bank Account and Find the Financial Freedom to Create

Author: Lee Silber

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 276

Provides practical advice on personal finance and money management for the people involved in creative pursuits, explains how financial freedom can allow one to utilize one's creative talents, and offers tips on how to discover marketable creative skills, develop a financially viable freelancing career, and succeed without selling one's creative soul. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Writer's Guide to Self-promotion and Publicity

Author: Elane Feldman

Publisher: Writers Digest Books


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 418

Explores ways to publicize and promote yourself as a writer--how to be taken seriously by an agent, and how to keep your name in the minds of newspaper or magazine editors