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Old 10-04-2010, 11:30 AM
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Question Getting new work on line

I may be moving to a rural area in the future, but I want to continue doing retouching. I can keep some of the local clients I have now, but what I want to know is. Whats the best way to get some new clients on line? My specialties are, retouching, restorations and album designs. Thank you.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:19 AM
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Re: Getting new work on line

JohnnyR- Not a complete answer, but a couple of thoughts:
-Start now. What's to prevent you from seeking new remote clients now, then taking them with you?
-If you were the people you intend to sell to, how would you find someone like you? If every time you search you keep seeing the same artist's names- do what they do.
-Get your name out through social media sites. If someone, someday, say's "Oh, I heard of that guy", they'll probably contact you.
-Lastly, have a backup plan. It's tough out there!
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:49 PM
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Re: Getting new work on line

Thanks for the reply. Those were some good ideas that will help me in this future process. I'm kind of an old dinosaur in the modern retouching world. Age 55. I learned to retouch on photos with the airbrush starting in 1976 and didn't switch over to the computer till 2004. The best of luck to you with your work.
JR
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:37 PM
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Re: Getting new work on line

Hey, I moved from the UK to Canada.......I started retouching in 1973, went digital in 1989. I am still servicing my UK clients, and picking up more and more here all the time.

I agree, make your contacts before the move, let all your existing contacts know what you are doing. Prepare yourself BIG TIME. Oh, and make sure you have good broadband if you are going rural. We had to walk from some houses here as they still can only get 512K dal up, And satelitte systems were $700 per month.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:45 PM
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Great point about broadband. I take my fast fiber optic connection for granted. I'd like to relocate myself in a few years, and file transfer speed is a big consideration. That and a sunny warm climate!
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