Leveraging Twitter To Find Work
Twitter is all about making meaningful connections and why shouldn’t some of those connections be new work ones. Using Twitter to find work is something I’ve been very successful with and since I’ve already shared in previous posts how to use Facebook and LinkedIn, I figured Twitter was the next one to cover. There isn’t one correct way to use social media, these are just a few ways...
Watch Out For The Burnout
There are some days where you sit down in front of your computer with a fresh cup of coffee or tea and just stare blankly at the screen, there is too much to get done and really no way you can physically and mentally do it. You need to take this as a sign that you need a break and you’re on the verge or burning yourself out. I’ve been working a full time job as well as doing freelance work...
Leveraging LinkedIn To Find Work
I know a lot of people who are surprised that LinkedIn hasn’t vanished into social media history with Friendster and MySpace. I tell them that once you’ve begun to use LinkedIn for what it was intended for “a networking tool that helps you discover inside connections to recommended job candidates, industry experts and business partners…” you begin to see why...
Leveraging Facebook To Find Work
Facebook is not just about connecting with family and friends anymore it’s also becoming an effective networking tool. If you think of Facebook as a place that you like to keep separate from work, then that’s fine there are plenty of other tools out there to find work. But if you’re looking for work why not use every tool you can to connect with the people hiring. Companies and...
10 Twitter Accounts to Follow For Freelance Work
Twitter is becoming a great place to search for a job on the internet. If you have yet to utilize social media for your job searching needs, especially Twitter, it’s about time that you did. I have compiled a list of my 10 favorite Twitter accounts to follow to help you find freelance work. @freelance_jobs @work_freelance @joblance_jobs @allfreelance @getgradesigjobs @odesk @elance ...
Project Skeletons →
Pasquale D’Silva posted an interesting entry the other day on his tumblr blog about project skeletons. He had some good tips and an interesting skeleton set up. I figured I’d share mine to show another take on the same theme. First what is a project skeleton? Basically it is a nested directory of folders you use for organizing each project. Having a familiar directory makes finding...
Growing Your Business 140 Characters at a Time
Social media has become the fastest growing communication medium in our history. It took radio 38 years to reach 50 million listeners, Television 13 years, the Internet just 4 years and Twitter has added 50 million users in the last six months. For everyone involved, Twitter is becoming a preferred way to create meaningful relationships and stay connected. Still, no one simply signs up...
Word Of Mouth Works
Word of mouth works and social media is playing a huge roll in spreading that word. There was a recent poll on Freelance Switch that showed just that! The last numbers I saw on the poll showed about 60% of people get their clients from word of mouth. It’s said that good work leads to more good work and it’s likely that some of that new work coming in is from happy clients spreading...
Chicago C4D Meeting At Daily Planet ltd.
The Chicago C4D group is continuing there tour of Chicago based studios and the next meting will on on Wednesday September 1st, at 6:30pm will be at Daily Planet Productions ltd. located at 720 N. Franklin St. Suite 500. 3D Artist Jess Donofrio and I will give a presentation about a recent 2 minute character animation video we recently finished. We will be discussing the workflow as a team...
Interviewed On Motion Design Love →
Matthew Carlin has been doing a series of motion graphic interviews entitled “In The Frame” on his site Motion Design Love. For his latest interview he asks me a few questions. So head over to his site and check out the full interview.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy If you’re part of the motion graphics field or any technology driven field you know that change is constantly happening. You have no control over it and it can’t be stopped. New software is released, faster computers become available, new techniques are...