Monday, September 14, 2009

Behance Network :: How to Promote Yourself?

So, you've created your profile, submitted some great projects -- now how do you promote yourself on the Network?

Joining circles is a great start -- they're the quickest way to connect with like-minded creatives. Try starting your own, as well; chances are if you're creating HDR photography, there are others out there doing the same (and looking to share their thoughts on the subject).

Just like networking in the "real world," one of the most powerful ways to connect with others is through direct contact. Try reaching out to your circle members with questions on a particular topic. Or, connect directly: search by terms, location, or field for creatives with whom you share things in common, and email them regarding their portfolios. Likewise, be sure to comment publicly on their work via the comments section.

Furthermore, post a few threads to the Tip Exchange -- it's a great way to establish yourself as a thought leader in your particular field and increase visibility across the board.

Being featured on the Network is one of the best pushes your work can receive. While our in-house Curatorial Team constantly seeks out the best and brightest on the Network, having a large number of images associated with a particular project definitely ups your odds, while providing a description also helps to contextualize your project. Remember, a project is the development of a concept, not simply a collection of images.

The Behance Network is made for exploring, and your visibility will grow the more you engage, interact, and post work. Simply get out there, and keep creating great things!