A horribly evil side of me doesn’t want to divulge all the secrets involved in scoring a deluxe handbag at the best possible price. I clue you in and you, then, become my enemy at the sale showdown. However, I have ostensibly put myself on a purse ban. I didn’t want to do it but this whole stinky economic mess is forcing me to stop shopping. Alas, I have been reduced to living vicariously through your potential retail adventures – but don’t you dare go near that pewter Chanel tote that has been keeping me awake at night! Grrrr….
I love being a part of a creative community. I recently joined WorldWideEtsySellers and they have taught me so many things about business. The website is very easy to navigate.
Online forums can offer you a wealth of home business information. If you search them out, you can get some good tips from them. Many online join me are also useful.
Royalty Free Agencies are easier to get a contract with, but can also be a challenge. I have a number of friends who have been given contracts with Getty for RF images but not for RM images. I find that strange and really hard to justify, but it is what it is. The return per image in Royalty Free online blogs has also been plummeting. With what is certainly perceived as an over supply of images, the agencies are also looking for quality and “freshness” in the work of potential new photographers.
Sporadic Blogging: Sporadic blogging can hurt you as readers who are interested give up when they return several times and find nothing new. Create a schedule for your blog or commit to blog on certain days of the week. Overall, just get consistent. It will amaze you how much it will improve your readership.
Comment on alternative websites in your niche. Make sure the comments are well crafted and truly contribute something to the conversation. Your opinion should say more than “good job”. You want the comment to indicate that you have truly read the whole post and that it contains a real opinion. Not only will this get the attention of the weblog operator and other commenters, it could encourage them to also visit your site.
Watch many hours of Saturday morning cartoons. Start learning the fundamentals of cartoon drawing. Practice, practice, practice. If you love to draw, then with proper guidance you can learn to make cartoon and comic characters in no time.