Creating work isn't always the hard part. Promoting the work we do and the work we do with others often is the hard part.
Jessie of Style and Pepper advises, "If you can't give a resounding Hells Yes!, say no to the project." Why? Artful self-promotion. Promotion that doesn't leave you sounding (or feeling) like a used car salesperson starts with you being excited and passionate about what you're doing." (Want to hear more of her interview with Monica Lee of Smart Creative Women? Click here. Also, if you're interested in her workflow or how she promotes her work, listen to her interview with Meg Biram.)
What do you do if you have a project you've given a resounding Hells Yes! to, but are still unsure about promoting to your community?
The answer is simple. Work with fellow creatives and social media influencers. Join the Alt community on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow) July 8th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat about the art of self-promotion and generating excitement for your collaborations. We will be talking about why promotion is important, how you can develop an authentic promotion style, and more.
New to Twitter chats? You can find all the details on how to participate in a live Twitter chat here.
How to Get Started Promoting Yourself
- Ten Tips for Staying Interesting to Your Community
- Five Ways to Share Your Expertise (and Promote Yourself)
- Understanding How Much is Too Much: The Rule of Ten and The Rule of Three (Hint: The ratio keeps changing; pick what feels right for you.)
- How to Promote Yourself with Purpose
- Three Steps for Creating Content that Wow