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Tutorials and easy, affordable promotion

In a previous post…

that can be read here, I mentioned the idea of experimenting with creating a new membership resource for video tutorials on anything and everything related to photography, audio and video. Well, I’m happy to announce that this site is now a reality and will be going live on July 1, 2013.

Check out the image below for a screen shot and the one after that for specifics on how to join in on this really cool concept.

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membership site details and info

Along the same lines, sort of, I’d like to offer our readers at Creative Dreamers or anyone else out there the chance to get involved with something mutually beneficial. 

As a small business person myself, I know that it can be hard at times to both make ends meet as well as find an affordable way to get your name out there. Well, this new venture can kill two birds with one stone.

What is it? – 

Permanent online ads (with backlinks) for as low as $5.00 total!

Here’s how it goes with pricing options ranging from high to low.

One of the site’s we work with called Twisted Angels will post ads for a monthly fee of either $10.00 (for a 300×300 ad) or $5.00 (for a 300×90 ad) on one of four of their publicly accessible pages. The site will also offer to design your ad and provide one revision for $15.00 or $10 respectively. See screen shot from the sight below:

ads

 

Then there’s the one-time only payment ads:

The costs are still $10.00 and $5.00 but while these ads will remain on the site, they will lose primary positioning and viability over time.

These will be posted on the following additional blogs that Creative Dreamer’s works with:

Life is Your Canvas 

Mad Hot and Artsy

And then there’s one more option:

In addition, larger ads (up to 600×600 pixels) or even video ads can be posted on the two blogs listed above. These will require a single payment of $25.00.

See the chart below for all the details:

ad chart

If interested, please let us know.

Photo contest with prize and free promotion

Photo Contest

Are you a photography enthusiast, aspiring shutterbug or even working professional photographer?  Starting next week (June 10), this blog will be holding a weekly photography contest for aprox. one month.

Each week, there will be a different theme (see below) and one lucky entry will be featured on our blog and promoted across the web via sources like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Stunbleupon, Tumblr, Google+ and Vi.sualize.us. What great publicity for your work and your website or blog.

In addition, each weekly winner will get a free copy of the Deluxe Edition of my E-Book “Making Beautiful Photography: A Guide for the Novice and the Enthusiast” which also includes a series of video tutorials and info on DIY projects.

How to enter:

All submissions and any questions can be sent to trcapromo@gmail.com .

Rules:

All entries must be 1 MB or less in file size and in .jpg format. Photos can only be submitted by the original owner. Photographers can enter up to one photo per day. You retain all copyright of your photos so don’t worry.

Themes:

June 10 – 16 (Photo theme – beautiful skies)

June 17 – 23 (Photo theme – Nature and wildlife)

June 24 – 30 (Photo theme – People and portraits)

July 1 – 7 (Photo theme – Abstract shots)

Weekly winners will be announced each Sunday following the previous week.

Why You Should Consider Making a Flyer For Your Next Event

Guest Post by Mike Turner

Flyers can be great promotional tools for any event. They are extremely affordable and easy to produce. They can be distributed almost anywhere. It’s a great way to put onto paper your upcoming event in a way that’s eye catching and easy for potential guests to hang onto. Using flyers is one of the best ways to advertise your event while working to a budget. If you want a lot of guests, make sure that you print out a large number for distribution. The more you get out, the more potential guests you will be able to reach.

Promotional flyers can be placed or distributed almost anywhere. Consider going to a store that sells the same interest as your event. For example, if you are promoting a concert go to a music supply store or record shop. You can place materials under the windshield wipers of cars in the parking lot, and many stores will let you place a stack of on their counter for customers to pick up if you ask them. This is a great way to reach a targeted audience that you already know shares a common interest in the event you are promoting. It also allows you to reach people you wouldn’t ordinarily have been able to.

If you’ve got some time on your hands, you can also stand on the sidewalk in front the store and hand them out to passers-by. Try not to be too pushy, and think of something clever to say when you do this. If you just shove a paper in their face, most people will just walk away without ever taking it your hand. If you take a minute to think of something funny or memorable to say as you are handing them out, they will be more likely to both take it and actually read it. Adding personality is always a good thing when you are promoting!

Another option is stapling your flyer to telephone poles, if your city allows this. Start in the area where your event will be held and then work your way out. Your event is more likely to appeal to local people who happen to see your signs and notice that it takes place close to their home. Consider dotting the neighbourhood with your flyers, and you will maximize the number of people who see them. The more people that see them, the more likely your guest list will increase.

Never place them on walls without written permission from the local authorities! This can be illegal. Just make your sure they are catchy to look at, clear and concise in what they are advertising, with a clearly written brief description of the event, time, date and location. Keep these points in mind and have the follow through to distribute them accordingly, and your flyers can be one of the best and most affordable promotional tools you’ve ever used!

About the author:

This post was written by Mike Turner, a design, home and technology enthusiast, who is currently doing online research on behalf of Vistaprint, Flyers specialists.

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