It’s a bit overwhelming how vibrant the web industry in spite of (or maybe because of) COVID-19. In terms of our involvement in referring people for digital jobs, the need has been high. Why is this? Maybe because the nation has a lot of time on their hands to do things such as looking at websites online.
Possibility of Illness
Who is to make these sites? Those from Digirefer of course. But does this change the feeling of being trapped in one of the worst outbreaks in history? Not really. Because even though we are grateful for the work generated, we still face the very real possibility of getting sick.
Painful Yet Booming
We are trapped in the best city in the world but now the most hurting city in the world in terms of the coronavirus. Such sadness of our wonderful home facing such tragedy. In NYC we were first told by officials that we had nothing to worry about, the chances of getting the disease was small. And then within a very short amount of time, we became the most infected metropolis. So how does that affect the process of Digirefer? It’s a backdrop of pain as the Digirefer undertaking booms.
DigiRefer is excited to reveal that we have partnered up with USA How To at USAhowto.com. This is an educational and marketing company that uses “How To” eBooks to teach users to use tools that are available through USA How To.
DigiRefer Online Worker Freelancers
DigiRefer is honored to be helping USA How To by providing them with media freelancers to work on their projects.
Times have changed and media is now in the hands of the consumer which means that digital creators need to learn how to get clients who, although having unprecedented access to technology, still need organization and implementation.
Processing Client Projects
Media companies that are surviving are those that recognize the shift in client fulfillment to include digital gathering of components on the client side which are processed by the company.
Can One Person Do ALL the Jobs on a Movie at Once?
DigiRefer helped the DocuMystery entitled Thrillumentary with casting. Normally they are involved with projects that need technicians and specialists but they were intrigued with the idea of doing a feature film with only one person on the technical end doing all the jobs including producer, writer, director, DP and so on. The only persons needed beyond the person doing all these jobs were the actors and hence DigiRefer helped out in this area. Here is an excerpt of a post from the Entertainment Entrepreneurship website.
Excerpt from Documystery Regarding One Man SoloPreneur Crew
“For those of you not familiar with the DocuMystery Experiment in conjunction with Thrillumentary, it was an undertaking in which the very nature of making films was completely reinterpreted. It relied on primarily one artist behind the scenes who wrote, directed and produced the movie with the only other folks working on the endeavor being the actors.”
One Man Show to Movie
The person behind the project Thrillumentary admits to having been inspired by Chazz Palminteri and the amazing process he utilized in going from one man show to motion picture, in this case the film is “A Bronx Tale.” Here is an excerpt from DigiComArts.
“DigiComArts is fascinated by the creative mind and process of people who start with nothing but inspiration and then take a project through its phases of development and ends up with something. Take for example actor Chazz Palminteri and his project “A Bronx Tale.” In a remarkable fashion Chazz created a one man show that lead to a succession of several successes.”
The Sequence of Events
A Bronx Tale is a semi autobiographical one-man show written and performed by Chazz Palminteri. It tells the coming-of-age story of Calogero Anello, a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his hardworking father. It originally premiered in Los Angeles in the 1980s, before moving Off-Broadway. After a film version involving Palminteri and Robert DeNiro was released in 1993, in 2007 Palminteri performed his one-man show on Broadway and on tour.
An area that is often overlooked is that of online marketing. There are lots of options available, especially if you have a budget, but there is an incredible freebee. And not only is it free, but you can make money directly from it. We’re talking of course about becoming a YouTuber which is the topic of a new eBook that is soon to be released called “How to Become YouTube Famous and Make Money Doing It.” It is unknown when this is eBook will be released but if you sign up for the free USA Create Newsletter you will be notified once it is. Meanwhile here is an excerpt from the introduction to the book as seen on Celebify.
Quote from Celebify
Follow Your Passion and Become a Successful YouTuber
“Your passion might be to become a musician, magician, actor, fine art creator, dancer, filmmaker or many more. Of course, you can become famous online just for being a YouTuber but if you are aligned with a profession or have a business you love you are more likely to do the work necessary to become famous online.”
Free and Useful Newsletter
If you are interested in learning more about the YouTube eBook and when it is going to be released, please go here to join the USAcreate.com Newsletter which is free and will also provide you with monthly free online marketing tips. Also, the newsletter will let you know when the YouTuber eBook has been released,
If becoming a YouTuber is a good fit for you, being successful at it and becoming an influencer is a great way to promote a film or virtually any project you can think of.
DigiRefer will likely change once DIYdigi.com gets going at full speed. DIYdigi for those of you who haven’t heard about it, is a brand-new entity that specializes in helping performing artists and entertainers (actors, musicians, dancers, comics, magicians etc.) plus small businesses. It is being featured in the current blog post at DigiComArts. DIYdigi is also working with DocuMystery to test systems to get up and running.
DIYdigi does this by first creating a website for the client or redoing an existing one, so that it is more mobile phone friendly. Then once the website is in place according to DIYdigi’s specifications, the next phase is to create customized digital tools.
These tools are designed to assist you with getting new customers. This is where the DIY part comes in because you are the one using the tools according to the process outlined in our eBooks that we supply you with.
For Those Who Don’t Want DIY Element
Of course, not everyone is going to want to go DIY with using digital tools to get new customers, so DIYdigi has a division that handles doing a full-service approach to the phase that consists of using the tools. In other words, they will do it for you.
Now, you might be wondering how DigiRefer is going to be impacted by the development of this new organization. Here’s how: we will be the ones finding the digital artists to help with DIYdigi’s methodology. DIYdigi will be using high caliber freelancers.
Finding the Balance
In a conversation that I had with DIYdigi’s founder recently, I learned a lot about his new company and his plans for it. It seems that he is looking for a balance between clients receiving services as opposed to doing it all themselves.
Much of his knowledge is self-taught and he wants to spread the joy of this approach. There’s nothing so rewarding as creating something yourself. The satisfaction is knowing you did it on your own. This good feeling is something that he wants to spread around. For example, he acted as a consultant on the DigiComArts site. Also, he was paramount in getting participation from DocuMystery.
If you would like information about DIYdigi and to be in touch with them, the best approach is to join the USAcreate.coms’ Free Newsletter of which DIYdigi is a big contributor. Also, when you subscribe to the newsletter you will also receive a free 10-day email course on marketing.
More Free Stuff
Plus, upon finishing the subscribing, you will also get an instantly downloadable free checklist eBook that is a guide to what digital campaigns need in order to run properly. Many who have heard of the 19-phase campaign formula will recognize it in this eBook.
We are in the business of referring those in digital fields who can help you with your online marketing arts undertakings for your business or career. Therefore it may seem strange that DigiRefer is now letting you know about free DigiComArts products that are available to you without the need of DigiRefer aka Digital Referrals. So why are we showing you this information? Because we helped in the process of bringing these new digital options to you.
There you will find the opportunity to subscribe to a free email newsletter that also includes an instantly downloadable eBook of your essential checklist for success as well as a 10 day email course. All of these free tools are currently being used by the film industry with sites such as DocuMystery.
We Checked Out the Free Tools Ourselves
We recently subscribed to the newsletter and got the freebies which we found quite useful from the standpoint of becoming better informed about options for one’s business and career.
The Free USAcreate.com Newsletter is Terrific
The newsletter was useful from the standpoint of it introducing the real life activities of a New York City based marketing firm’s activities leading up to a weekly marketing tip.
The Free 10 day Email Course is Grounding
The 10 day email course you receive is invaluable because it gives you insight, one day at a time, to 10 different ways you can better promote your business or career.
The Free Checklist and eBook
And finally the check list which we got instantly when we initially signed up for the newsletter, was helpful for making decisions about what kind of DigiComArts marketing tools we would be implementing for our own business and DigiRefer website.
Get a Better Grasp on Your Needs
So in closing, we hope you will check out those resources since sites like DocuMystery are using them. You may discover that you still need our referrals of digital artists to help you develop your promotional approach. But either way, you’ll definitely come away with a better grasp on your needs.
One of my favorite websites is Entertainment Entrepreneurship because I believe that what they are up to is not only clever and entertaining but also they have cutting edge ideas. That’s why when they asked us to provide them with members of a think tank we were thrilled. Much of the talent we had developed fit right in with this. Documystery is a fave too!
Solopreneurs are the Audience Targeted
The project was film oriented but could actually be interpreted as being for all solopreneurs. What Entertainment Entrepreneurship failed to disclose was that not only did they create a movie up to the point of post production, they also had a parallel documentation process intersecting with eLearning. They taught their students through an ongoing weekly installment online course, how to use the very technique they were developing.
Calling All Creative Minds
The Entertainment Entrepreneurship article is very spot on regarding calling us a place for creative talent. That is our main concentration. Making sure that our people are creative in more ways than just the talent that they specialize in. This means that sometimes they will work as experts in their field, but they can then show the relationship of that field to other areas of study. This can only be done through the trained and creative mind.
Does it Solve a Problem?
How astute is it to lay out the plan for an artist of today (of any kind) to make money. Of course they can go to a referral service like digirefer, but it is even more proactive for them to begin to think about the problem they solve with their art THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN.
The Info Product Transition
The nice people at Entertainment Entrepreneurship say the problem solved is determined, then one’s art can be used as something to spice up the informational piece. And as the artist reaches more and more people for their informational projects, the less they have to focus on information and the more they can focus on their art its self.
According to DocuMystery, solopreneur’s don’t get the respect and “information providing” that they deserve. If I wasn’t doing DigiRefer I would explore marketing to the solopreneur. They have so much potential and are appreciative of solutions that work well for them.
Info Meets Art
So dear artists who are reading this. Please realize that the early days of an artists in this time of technology, is different than it was many years ago when we did not have access to so much tech stuff we can use to document our art. So when doing that documentation it is recommend you do start to think about one of the topics we looked at in this post: selling information along with your art!
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.