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  10 October 2017
Where to look for freelance work?

I usually just post my work on craigslist, and that's how i've always gotten clients.
but I feel like there has to be a better way.
sure networking and word of mouth.
but I mean if you're just like going at it cold, wheres a good place to post your work and find clients?

I've tried sites like elance in the past, and found them to be absolutely awful.
people trying to get fully rendered illustrations for $12/hr and have it done in 4 hours.. .that kind of thing.
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  10 October 2017
Depends on what you are doing? For artist looking to just put themselves out there.

If your just looking to put yourself out there and not targeting film and game work then books and challenges are golden opportunities

Books are great there are still people that get advertising gigs based off ballistic books that are 6, 7 years old at this point.

https://www.workbook.com/
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Magic Cards

Also make sure you are easily accessible I find artist everyday with little to no contact info.

Some here might offer more targeted work but in general there are hundreds of publishers looking for work every month to features artist so don't be shy in approaching them about getting a feature
 
  10 October 2017
Originally Posted by Tad: I usually just post my work on craigslist, and that's how i've always gotten clients.
but I feel like there has to be a better way.
sure networking and word of mouth.
but I mean if you're just like going at it cold, wheres a good place to post your work and find clients?

I've tried sites like elance in the past, and found them to be absolutely awful.
people trying to get fully rendered illustrations for $12/hr and have it done in 4 hours.. .that kind of thing.
way of the world now :/ global platform...and "clients" feed the beast :(
 
  10 October 2017
www.fiverr.com but having a really good portfolio. I see too many 3d artists on fiverr.com showing fake renders they didn't do. Be good and show the goods and put down a good price and they'll come.
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  10 October 2017
Originally Posted by ilovekaiju: www.fiverr.com but having a really good portfolio. I see too many 3d artists on fiverr.com showing fake renders they didn't do. Be good and show the goods and put down a good price and they'll come.
sites like fiverr should be forbidden by international law. the name alone says it all. it's really an insult to any artist. to the OP: networking is really the best advice i can give, knowing people is still the best way of getting gigs. also if you do great work and put it out there regularly on vimeo, twitter, behance and co, people will eventually contact you. and of course try to do stuff that is somehow unique.
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  10 October 2017
Originally Posted by everfresh: sites like fiverr should be forbidden by international law. the name alone says it all. it's really an insult to any artist. to the OP: networking is really the best advice i can give, knowing people is still the best way of getting gigs. also if you do great work and put it out there regularly on vimeo, twitter, behance and co, people will eventually contact you. and of course try to do stuff that is somehow unique.
Not a fan of fiver either. It treat our work like fast food.
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  10 October 2017
Pretty sure no one has ever said "artists will eat lots of food and always be full" XD
 
  11 November 2017
Originally Posted by everfresh: sites like fiverr should be forbidden by international law. the name alone says it all. it's really an insult to any artist. to the OP: networking is really the best advice i can give, knowing people is still the best way of getting gigs. also if you do great work and put it out there regularly on vimeo, twitter, behance and co, people will eventually contact you. and of course try to do stuff that is somehow unique.
Thanks!
I appreciate the insight.
I wish I was better at networking, but I really must spread my work out on social media more like you said.
About being UNIQUE.
I love that. I have so many unique ideas, but I feel like whenever I put out unique work, I get clients coming to me wanting me to match some other guys art style... :\
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