The Creative’s Career: Getting Exposure as an Artist for Hire

The Creative’s Career: Getting Exposure as an Artist for Hire

There are few things more exciting, inspirational (and terrifying) than trying to make your mark on the industry as a freelance artist. Considering how many people are trying to do the same thing, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and overshadowed without the help of family and friends.

Trying to make it in the industry as a freelance artist is all about learning how to effectively market yourself. It might be challenging at first, but there are plenty of ways to find your place in the art industry through freelance work. Here are some ways that can help you gain more exposure as a freelance artist!

Taking advantage of social media

Without a doubt, most freelance artists are already using social media to try to spread the word. However, simply having a social media account might not be enough to get the job done. It’s the kind of thing that can take plenty of effort at first, but eventually snowballs into something much more. For example, getting family and friends to help spread the word is never a bad idea, and it will undoubtedly help you to forge relationships with other freelance artists online.

The ability to market yourself is also about learning which type of social media platform you can use to get the job done. Such a scenario brings us to the next step:

Taking advantage of video content

Youtube is known for helping content creators develop their careers, especially freelance creatives. For example, if you want to help boost your popularity online, you can create a video about how you typically make an art piece. A little video tutorial doesn’t seem like much, but when you start gaining supporters, videos like that can help get you the brand exposure you need.

Placing your video content on Youtube is never a bad idea, as there is a chance you could potentially monetize your work on the platform. Not only will you get revenue from commissions, but you’ll also receive money from simply having video tutorials up on the platform. Such is the reason why it is essential to learn which social media platform helps you best.

Keep practicing!

Keep practicing

Last but certainly not least, a consistent mindset when it comes to art is one of the best weapons you can possibly have as a freelance artist. A willingness to work hard will give you the reputation of being reliable — something that will earn you even more clients as you go. It will also give you something to share on social media with your following, which is a win-win scenario. As if that wasn’t enough, a mindset for practice and hard work will make you more likely not only to improve your skills, but also find new art styles you can use.

Being a freelance artist can be intimidating, but with the right amount of push you can make the most out of the situation. It won’t take very long for you to make your mark as an artist with the best-practice methods above.

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