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10 Tips to Help Designers Beat the Recession

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6.  Research Alibaba.com to learn more about ways you can have your work mass produced quickly and cheaply.  
 
7.  Research at Amazon Fulfillment and Amazon Marketplace to learn how you can market, sell and deliver your products worldwide.
 
8.  Look for ways to produce and sell your work "on demand". Lulu.com, Cafepress.com, Shapeways.com, Kunaki.com and a hundred other sites online can let you turn artwork into sellable products with no upfont cost. 
 
9. Get very serious about collecting and managing contact information for the people who've liked your work in the past. You need to be able to reach those people through Facebook, Twitter, Emailmeetupand maybe even Pintrist and Meetup depending on what it is you do. You must create a life long, mutually fulfilling, relationship with your fans. 
 
10.  Accept that you're an artist. Most artists are artists because they are driven to create. It is an obsession. So don't berate yourself for "wasting time" on the work you care the most about. Do realize that part of being a working artist is finding your audience and paying your bills. Let yourself believe its going to be easy to do both. If you allow yourself to do your very best work and you allow yourself to look for people who will love it through all the channels available to you, you'll find success during this recession and after as well.

Thank you Doug for some really helpful starter tips and we hope these tips offer some support to budding and current designers out there too and c

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Published on: 7th October 2012

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