Internet is my true agent

Written by Dessislava Oundjian

Internet is my true agent

You knowrepparttar type -- that doodling type. Every time there is a pen and paper onrepparttar 116989 table, they will be sketching something down, with a mysterious smile, giggling quietly and making funny faces. Vlad Kolarov is no exception -- however, he has built a carrier out of his funny habit. If you are no Internet stranger, probably you have already seen his work. It might be a Yahoo ecard, or a funny cartoon on some web site, a greeting card or even his online portfolio ( Vlad has been around for some time.

Q> Why did you decide to become a cartoonist? R> I don't think I ever had a choice. Obviously I was born withrepparttar 116990 cartoon gene - I've always loved to doodle and create my own little world on paper. As a kid at school I noticed that my cartoons made people laugh and brought me some respect. That's a nice feeling. So to get paid to do it isrepparttar 116991 best. In spite of my law education (which I actually have never used), I decided to follow my stars and become a full-time cartoonist/illustrator. It turned out to be a very tough job but I also loverepparttar 116992 fact that I make my own hours and work at home. And it's great having a job that deals with humor. Q> So how did it all start? R> It all started in 1989 (my God! That makes me almost as old asrepparttar 116993 Triceratops). It was a very exciting time. After some time freelancing, I landed a job as a cartoonist forrepparttar 116994 biggest Bulgarian daily newspaper "24 hours". Several years later I decided to expand my horizon and moved to Vancouver, BC with my family. Iíve been living and working there ever since -- I loverepparttar 116995 place!!! Q> Vlad, how do you find new markets? Do you make any "cold calls" or do you wait forrepparttar 116996 clients to call you? R> Finding new markets isrepparttar 116997 key to being a successful freelancer. As an artist working at home you should be always looking for new clients. I contact magazines, websites, greeting card companies, etc... Also, they contact me. I find having a web site portfolio very useful (check it out - A freelancer MUST promote himself in every way possible. If one simply waits for clients to come to him, they'll never make it. Q> Share a marketing secret with our readers. R> Always be creative! For example my latest idea is to userepparttar 116998 power ofrepparttar 116999 Internet and turn my fans into my agents. Anyone who recommends me and brings in a new client will receive 15% commission of what I get. So if you want to make some extra money -- spread my name around:) Q> You have such a wonderful drawing style! Do you have any art training? R> No. Iíve had some art classes, but I was not very good -- so gave up and started drawing what I like instead. I noticed that my style changed a lot duringrepparttar 117000 years, and eventually it is what you see now. I am a fan ofrepparttar 117001 simple forms, so that is what I am after. Less is more (except inrepparttar 117002 bedroom):) Q> What isrepparttar 117003 schedule of a man "working @ home"? R> My day starts at around 8AM. I start with answering my mail, then drawing cartoons and promoting my work. The nice thing is that each day is a new challenge with a different project and a different client, so I never get bored. This usually goes till 8PM -- six days a week. Freelancers must work as many hours as possible.

Make Free Money With Google

Written by John Baker

Make Free Money With Google By John Baker

Have you received your check from Google? If you own a business web-site you should be receiving a check from Google. Why not accept a check every month from Google by placing their ads on your site?

Google AdSense allows you to serve text-based Google AdWords on your web site, (ads are relevant to your web site subject) and receive a share ofrepparttar pay-per-click payment. There are pay-outs of 50 cents or more per click being achieved through AdSense. It is simple to join and it's free.

Go to and you should be serving Google AdWords usually within 24 hours.You can choose between either horizontal or skyscraper AdSense ads, and they also have a large variety of color schemes to choose from. After your site has been approved you will paste a code into your site andrepparttar 116988 text ads will appear. Always backup your site before you paste your code, as you may decide to change your AdSense location.

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