DigiRefer and the new kid on the block, USAcreate, have partnered to exchange resources. Since USA Create is a collective of freelancers, they are appealing to DigiRefer as a source of talent. And vice versa, USAcreate is looking to DigeRefer for DigiRefer’s “Dig-ites.”
USAcreate creates online marketing made in the USA. They are currently developing their Market Your Journey division, that empowers those who have careers or businesses in the mind/body/spirit space.
The question arises “Why do we digitally create?” Sometimes the answer is that it is a part of a business venture. This is often why people contact DigiRefer.com. They want a digital referral of someone who can assist them with their digital project which is financially based.
Getting Their Message Out There
But with folks who are not just Entrepreneurs but are artists too (making them ArtisticPreneurs) the lines get blurred a bit. ArtisticPreneurs are often Artists who want an Entrepreneurial edge to get their creative message out there.
ArtisticPreneurs can be any kind of artist – including writers, actors, musicians etc. – who use entrepreneurship to get their art seen by others. ArtisticPreneurs are often members of the ArtisticPreneur Community and are motivated by their desire to be recognized for the artistic work they do.
Connecting with an Audience
Sometimes the answer to the question “Why does one digitally create” is as simple as that they desire to be “seen” and “approved” by their peers or a larger audience.
Share Your Creativity
In passion projects for example, why does a person create digital aspects of an undertaking that is not commerce motivated? Again, maybe it is because they want to their share creativity. Creativity, in a manner of speaking, is an extension of self and people sometimes have a need to have their “self” affirmed.
Why Make Digital Art?
Does this answer the question as to why artists make digital art, including digital music files, eBooks and online movies etc.? At DigiRefer we’ve noted that approximately 30% of those contacting us in order to be referred to a digital creative, are doing so for projects that are not being implemented for the money. Why is this? What do you think? We’d love to hear from you. If you have already joined the ArtisticPreneur.com Newsletter, simply hit “return” and email us.
So Far So Good with DigiRefer, Digital Freelance Referrals
What a time we’re having. Thanks to those of you who are contacting us regarding wanting to be a freelancer with us. As well as thanks to those who have been inquiring about hiring freelancers.
We are Working with the ArtisticPreneur Collective
Also we wanted to let you know that our working with the freelance collective ArtisticPreneur is now official. ArtisticPreneur.com is the site of a group of Digital Media Marketing specialists and freelancers who take on client projects as well as are involved with in-house projects that are all digitally oriented in one way or another.
Let’s face it. We live in a digital world and it is something to embrace. Carefully of course, because there are thing to be wary as evidenced by occurrences like the Facebook controversy, as well as the down side of other social media sites.
To Use Social Media, or Not to Use Social Media, that is the Question
That’s why DigiRefer focuses on creating digital tools that are not social media oriented. Of course you can always use social media to promote your DigiRefer campaign once the digital tools have been completed.
As currently found on our “About” page, DigiRefer.com matches you up with an affordable digital media freelancer including web designers, digital marketers and blogging experts. DigiRefer is intended to get results for ArtisticPreneurs including actors, businesses, educators, experts, nonprofits, performers, students, talents and vendors.
To Even Further Clarify What DigiRefer Does, Here’s an Example from Wikipedia of the Referral Process using Lawyers Instead of Digital Marketers
“A lawyer referral service maintains a network of lawyers, and connects people in need of lawyers with its participating attorneys. A potential client who contacts a lawyer referral service is directed to a lawyer who practices in the area of law that is most appropriate for their situation. Some lawyer referral services charge a fee for providing a referral, while others provide referrals at no cost to the prospective client. Many referral services connect prospective clients with lawyers who have agreed to provide a low-cost or free initial consultation.”
Forbes Magazine Describes What they Call Digital Marketing 4.0
“The prior framework [of Digital Marketing] includes websites, email campaigns, digital advertisements, basic social media management and basic blog publishing. It only focuses on increasing visits to websites but has no focus on lead conversion and proper online lead qualification. This most recent iteration, though, includes:
More Integrated Global Marketing: Inbound and outbound marketing should now be combined. In comparison to cold-calling, consider this “warm-calling.” For example, after someone reads a blog article on your site, follow it up with an email sharing more meaningful content.”
ArtisticPreneurs and the Future of Digital Marketing
What then is the future of Digital Marketing? It is going beyond today’s common practices and instead approaching the work with more interaction. Like, for example, the interaction opportunity that ArtisticPreneur offers in regards to the 27 blogs they manage. Read on for more information on how you can get coverage as a Guest Blogger or Interviewee If you feel you have knowledge to contribute to other ArtisticPreneurs then please contact ArtisticPreneur.
The following information can Currently be Found on ArtisticPreneur.com’s Website on Their Contact Page:
DigiRefer recommends ArtisticPreneur as a source for Digital Marketing. Here is more information from the ArtisticPreneur website regarding the Guest Blogger or Interviewee opportunity as well as a window into what ArtisticPreneur does:
The mission of ArtisticPreneur is threefold (1) to provide you with a free weekly email newsletter that is designed for you the ArtisticPreneur to learn how to use (A) video producing, (B) web designing, (C) digital marketing and (D) blogging to get more customers, clients and fans. And (2) since ArtisticPreneur.com manages 27 blogs all of which are geared toward helping ArtisticPreneurs like you, this makes possible an exciting opportunity for you to get more exposure for your passion because we are always on the outlook for new guest bloggers and interviewees. Hope to hear from you soon.
DigiRefer is a new service that helps you find the digital freelancer who is the best fit for you. Do you need someone to help you create promotional tools including video producing, web designing, digital marketing and blogging? DigiRefer makes life more easy for you by taking the burden of promoting yourself and your business off of your shoulders.
DigiRefer is a great resource for ArtisticPreneurs who want to focus on creating their artistic or business products and services, and would rather not be bothered with the marketing details. DigiRefer is “marketing made simple” and freelancers usually charge at or below industry standards for the work they do. Also, each job is quoted as a package. This means that from the get-go you’ll know what you are paying with no hidden fees down the line.
Plus, monthly maintenance packages are available that include things like adding new posts, updating pages with pictures/content, maintaining an email list, doing blogging and so on. Your package will be determined by your marketing goals and the strategies you want to use. And since DigiRefer freelancers are also digital consultants, they’ll be able to help guide you through the processes you embark on with your new found tools.
We know how confusing doing your own digital marketing can be. For example, there are various “DIY” website solutions being touted as “easy” that are actually quite difficult to use. Let alone being able to set up an online email collection system or even just keeping up with doing blog entries.
That’s why we have established DigiRefer. We have a database of high quality and affordable freelancers who have worked for notable media companies such as Video Film Web. Depending on your needs, we will match you up with the digital freelancer who is just right for you. You’ll be able to breath easier knowning that help is on its way.
And this is our first blog entry for DigiRefer to be followed by many more. We are committed to using this blog to provide you with insights into the digital marketing world. Our goal is to bring you value with each new installment.