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Jul 28, 2015

Our editor-in-chief had to schedule another talk with Marcus Blankenship after the topic of standing desks proved too interesting to be contained in our previous chat. 

No, really. Standing desks are a fascinating examination into the modern worker. 

Check out our previous chat with Marcus, How Client Porn Ruined my Agency.

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Want to support the show? Each episode will feature a deal we believe is of value to our audience. You get an amazing deal, we get to eat. No worries if you're not interested. 

This week's deal: 90% off on Stock Photos

Jul 23, 2015

Illustrator Alex Mathers has worked with Google, Sony, and Wired. In this episode, he discusses his “Client Hit List” and how that list is the key to so much of his success.

Alex runs a site for helping illustrators and other creatives to market themselves, called Red Lemon Club. He also runs an illustration platform called Ape on the Moon.

If you’re an illustrator intrigued by what Alex has to say, he just wrote a new book called How to Get Illustration Clients.

Having trouble finding clients? If this episode interested you – particularly, the ideas about how to get dreamy new clients – check out our previous webinar with Jake Jorgovan, where we discuss how Jake gets clients as a designer. He has a new service that handles your outbound marketing for you at Outbound Creative.

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Jul 14, 2015

“I want to talk about something that caused a lot of problems at my agency: client porn.”

Marcus Blankenship discusses why nice guys finish last and what drove his agency into the ground.

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Jul 7, 2015

NOTE: This is the Q&A portion of a webinar with Jake Jorgovan. Here's the full chat, with accompanying resources and some additional information.

You can also download it here

Sponsor: Web Designer News

Jul 7, 2015

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UPDATE: Shortly after our discussion, Jake launched Outbound Creative, a service that offers to do the work discussed in this webinar for you. 

Jake Jorgovan – blogger, designer, marketing expert, and the host of the Working Without Pants podcast – joins Bryce Bladon for a webinar to discuss how he finds new clients and project leads as a designer.

His technique, dubbed Cold Emailing, isn’t an easy “get rich quick” scheme, but it did net him $20k his first year of using it. And those are sales just from this– it’s not including Jake’s other work and referrals.

“How do I find clients?”

Experienced or new, full-time or free-time, this is simple and actionable advice for anyone, at any stage of their career.  

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How Jake used stalking to land Fortune 500 clients

How Jake generated $12,030 with cold e-mailing

How Jake’s case studies turn prospects into paying clients

Extra Credit and Useful Materials We Discussed

Streak – The CRM system Jake (and now Bryce) uses inside Gmail

Rapportive – Learn everything about your Gmail contacts via their LinkedIn profiles

Yesware – The email tracking and analytics tool that Jake uses

In the webianr, Jake mentions a trick he used to find a potential client’s contact information. Here’s a YouTube video explaining the process.

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