So, you’ve joined hire an illustrator and now you want to know how to make it work for you…
Whether you’ve been a member of hai for a number of years or you only joined us yesterday, there are lots of ways to help get our service working even harder for you. To help you do this, we’re starting a series of short articles here on the blog to provide some practical tips for getting the most from our website and services!
Let’s start with the news.
All members can submit news posts to the site through the post submission form in the website admin area (you need to log in for this). You can tell us about your latest commissioned work or personal projects, an event or exhibition you’re taking part in, cool new stuff on your website – anything that relates to your work as an artist, illustrator, animator or designer.
Members’ news is displayed on the illustration news page and in the most recent news section on the home page, as well as the news archives which can be searched by keyword or date. Each day we choose a couple of items to feature as headlines on the home page and every week we choose pieces for the newsletter. Additionally, we repost hai news onto the Little Chimp Society and post about some of it on Facebook and Twitter.
Obviously, all of this means that you can benefit from quite a bit of additional exposure by posting about your news on hire an illustrator. Most importantly, if you add news regularly you will keep your work and name prominent on the website and in plain view of potential clients. It’s also good for clients to see that you are always producing new work and keeping active with what you do best!
Don’t forget, as well, that the news keyword search provides another way for clients to find you when they are after a more specific type of work or subject matter (e.g. ‘poster‘ or ‘music‘). Please also bare in mind that to get into the weekly newsletter, you need to submit news to the site!
We would encourage all members to submit news, even just occasionally, as it really does help you to maintain a strong, active presence on the website. And anyway, it’s always so amazing for us (and everyone else!) to see all that seriously cool new work!