Just in time for this summer’s Comic-Con International, Nerd For A Living is thrilled to announce our first “Donut Meet-Up” & Portfolio Review. The evening of Friday, July 25th from 6:00-8:00pm, join us at downtown San Diego’s famous Donut Bar for professional discussion, nerdy camaraderie and delicious donut-y goodness – plus artist portfolio reviews by TeeFury!
In your pursuit of a nerdy living, particularly one devoted to creative tasks and/or the running of your own company, it can be hard to juggle a lot of different roles AND keep learning about business. Feeding your brain with stimulating ideas is very important to your growth as an entrepreneur. Fresh insight will help you to reevaluate how you work, to become more efficient and effective. You may find new ways to market your ideas and products, and to challenge your own perceptions about your audience or customers. Here are 6 books to help feed your mind and expand your nerd super powers.
C2E2, Chicago’s massive Comic-Con and Entertainment Expo, returns April 25th-27th. Nerd For A Living will be presenting two panels at the show: Friday – How to be a Nerd for a Living: Careers within Nerd Culture for Everyone; Saturday – Turning Your Art Into an Online Business: Branding & Marketing for Creators.
The Wizard World convention tour hits St. Louis this April 4th-6th, and Nerd For A Living will be presenting two panels at the show. Each panel will be moderated by N4AL’s Wendy Buske.
The comic book industry exists largely in a vacuum, playing by our own rules – and fast and loose even with those. Among them: the “blind eye” that publishers turn towards Artist Alley’s bustling commerce of non-licensed trademark exploitation. The dollars are generally too small, the usage too benevolent, to raise corporate eyebrows. Tradition says, as long as we avoid the rampant bootlegging of the hucksters, the Alley is healthy for our industry and its fans. Now, though, the game may be changing.
Social media is a powerful communication and marketing tool. If you want to gain notoriety for yourself and/or your intellectual property, product or business, there’s pretty much no avoiding the usefulness of the social nets. Your social media profiles will be scrutinized. They way you present yourself on social profiles can present a quick overview of your personality, skills and ambitions. However, you can totally blow that first impression – and in so doing lose a potential interview, client, customer or follower – by falling victim to one of these social mistakes.
We just returned from Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con 2013, where we presented a panel on marketing your brand. While we were there, we navigated the massive convention floors to check out merch and artist displays. Check out our photo gallery of awesome retailer and artist alley booth designs.
If you are attending Wizard World Chicago Con 2013, Nerd For A Living will be presenting a Saturday afternoon panel on marketing your brand or product. We’ve previously presented this panel (whoa there, alliteration!) at Wizard World St. Louis Comic-Con 2013 and Chicago’s C2E2 2013 to great response. Don’t miss it!