Monday, February 11, 2013

Mini Portfolio's

I've talked ab out them before on here and I stand by them.  I have gotten more work from these little give aways than I've ever gotten with email.

Here is how it works, in case you missed it last time.

I take some of my art and size it a 4x6. Then I take them on a jump drive to Wal-Mart (or any quick photo).  Wal-Mart just happens to charge 13 cents a photo which is awesome.
So i get them printed then while Im there I pick up a cheap photo album like this one.....

I picked it up at the photo lab register for $1.49.

Then I went home and put the photo's in it along with my business card.

I have less than $3.00 in one of these with 10 glossy pieces of art


Next I send them out to prospective clients.  Unlike forgettable email that are read and then easily forgot these have a way of sticking around.  A handful of times now I have heard from a client who came across this on thier desk months after I mailed it out and they contact me about work.

Today I got an email from a client that found one on their desk I had sent out last April.  Unfortunately I couldn't help the client because they need the art in a format I am unfamiliar with. Still I wanted to share the story with you.
Had I just left it at an email last April I sincerely doubt they would have still had my name in their head. These little beauties take up physical space and are harder to delete than an email.

Thanks for reading.

Alan



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