How to have a Successful Career as an Illustrator

attractive female graphic designerDo you have what it takes to succeed as an illustrator? The field is quite competitive. Although you definitely have to have talent, it will take much more than this for you to establish a stable and fulfilling career.

You need to focus – and focus hard. You need to be able to motivate yourself, to drive yourself hard, and to keep your heart and energies centered on the goals that you set for yourself. This, of course, is premised on the understanding that you already know what it is you want. You have to have a deep sense of self, to have the conviction that to be a successful illustrator is what you want beyond anything else. If you are not certain in an absolute way, you may have qualms about your goals, especially when the going gets rough – and that will certainly set you back to a significant degree.

Once you have set your goals – preferably both short-term and long-term, you need to cultivate a strong eye for business prospects. Although an illustrator is fundamentally an artist, you need to have the business savvy to promote and sell your artistry.

Take the effort to find out what sells. Many clients may have a clear sense of what they want; make sure that you listen to what they have in mind. You definitely do not want to compromise the integrity of your work – but adapting to what your clients want does not necessarily mean this. But it certainly requires intelligence, sensitivity, and a sincere desire to understand and render what your clients want.

In the same manner, you must have the flexibility to respond to the different markets – murals, advertising, apparel, stock illustrations, print, graphic design and others. When you have the ability to use your talent in a broad range of applications, the better it is for you.

When things are slow, do not be disheartened. Take this time to take stock of what you have to offer. Do you need to expand your portfolio? Are there new fields that you have to explore? If you get a flurry of rejections, take the time to get feedback so that you know exactly what you need to do to improve your work or to be more responsive to the market.

Work on your marketing strategies. Sometimes the most successful illustrators are not really the best ones; they are simply the ones who excel in the fine art of selling themselves. Create a strong website. Get referrals. Get in touch with people. Write a blog. Send e-mails. Consider getting an agent. Arrange for meetings. Look for ways to show your stuff.

Appreciate the value of networking. Your work will often call for extensive periods of being alone with your art. However, you need the stimulation of being with people. Nurturing relationships with fellow artists is not only good for the soul – it also affords you the opportunity of convivial interaction and of stimulating exchange of ideas.

Adtrics Academy Review – Is This A Good Opportunity?

If you are interested in learning about making money online then you may have heard about a new system from Fred Lam called the Adtrics Academy. This is a program that was designed to help people learn how to become successful media buyers, even if they have no experience with online marketing.

To me that sounds like a pretty ambitious course of action, so I decided to take a look and let you know whether I think this course is something that would be helpful to a person considering getting involved with online marketing and media buying in particular.

If you don’t feel like reading you can also watch this video review of Adtrics:


If this is all new to you and you are wondering what a media buyer actually does – basically they purchase advertising space or traffic for the companies that hire them.

This is a very in demand skill because in the present online economy it’s essential for organizations to discover innovative techniques to get to likely buyers. So hiring a good professional media buyer allows a company to target customers in a way that allows them to get a good ROI and reach their sales goals.

Advertising promises to reach new prospective clients and create a brand or image for a business in the public’s eye, which is something all smart business owners and managers want to do. So as you can see, there’s more to advertising than most people today think.

Fred Lam’s program teaches you step-by-step all of the strategies and tactics needed to become a high performance media buyer, and also how to shift your paradigm to start thinking about media buying the right way, which I would agree is crucial for success in this area.

Inside the program you get access to 8 weeks of live trainings with Fred Lam where you can ask him questions live to be sure you know exactly what to do every step of the way, and you also get access to his private Adtrics facebook group. The breakdown for the 8 weeks of training is as follows: Week 1 – The High-Performance Media Buyer’s Launchpad, Week 2 – The 3-Step Formula To Turn Social Media Traffic Into Profit, Week 3 – Tapping Into The Massive Pool Of Hyperactive Buyers For Any Businesses, Week 4 – The Traffic Rolodex To Advertising On 95% Of The Worldwide Web, Week 5 – Master The Art Of Video Advertising On Youtube, Week 6 – How To Create An Infinite Loophole Of Sizzling Hot Traffic, Week 7 – Media Buyer’s Guide To Scaling To The Moon, Week 8 – How To Become A High-Performance Media Buyer.

And you also get a few “Fast Action Bonuses” including:
Bonus #1: Private Media Buyer Alliance (MBA) Facebook Group (Value: $797 USD)
Bonus #2: 4-Week Copywriting Mastery (Value: $1,997 USD)
Bonus #3: Complete Done-For-You Agency Package (Value: $1,997 USD)

I don’t know about you, but as somebody who has gone through a ton of training on all types of online marketing this sounds like a breath of fresh air, definitely worth looking into if you are thinking of getting into this type of work.

I recommend it!

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Every effort has been made to accurately represent this product and its potential. There is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas in these materials. Examples in these materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings. Earning potential is entirely dependent on the person using any product, idea or technique.

 

Dating Advice for Male Illustrators

123rf-14528801_sAs an artist, it is likely that you will be working alongside many creative, attractive, single young women on various projects. Naturally, you will probably want to date some of these women and end up going out for dinner and/or drinks with them. And while it’s often true that artistic types are more open to casual relationships this does not mean that you shouldn’t work on properly courting the women you are spending time with.

For example, Don’t assume that all that your date wants to do when the night is over is to have sex with you. This may be true with some women that you go out with. However, in spite of this fact, most of the women who date, regardless of how they want the night to end, like to be treated with genuine interest and respect.

A woman likes the night to progress as it should. She wants to get to know you. And she will appreciate your interest in cultivating her friendship. She would want you to genuinely like her for herself.

Communicating with women can be confusing to some men at times, but the more you practice, generally speaking the better you will do. If you want to really master this skill you may want to read a PDF like Lawrence Lanoff’s Language Of Lust, which goes into great detail on the best techniques for talking to women and tuning into what he calls their “broadcast sexuality”.

The most important thing is to make sure that you both have an enjoyable time with each other over the course the evening and that you maintain a playful, flirty vibe. Dine, drink, dance – and converse with each other. Make her comfortable with you. Do not make her feel in any way that you are simply out to get laid.

All women tend to feel flattered to know that you find them attractive. Your date may be thrilled to have some idea that you want the evening to end with some degree of physical intimacy. But being treated solely as a sexual object is not likely to go over lightly with most women. No woman appreciates the fact that they have no value to you whatsoever except as a sexual diversion.

With these considerations in mind, tread lightly. Do not invade her personal space. Do not touch her too intimately or inappropriately even before you have established real rapport with her. Surveys show that a woman hates it when her date paws her or grabs her – or tries to take advantage of her, without any provocation from her end.

As the evening progresses and your date finds you genuinely attractive, she may be open to deeper flirting and more physical intimacy. Take your clue from her. Before she indicates that she will be pleased to have you put your hand on her back or her knee, or for you to lean towards her in a clearly more intimate and suggestive manner, do not do so. And if things move quickly be sure to try out this cool technique from Gabrielle Moore’s Squirting Orgasm Shortcuts program, it is guaranteed to rock your dates world!

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