Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Artists needed at PrintBusinessCards.com

Color Card Administrator, Inc (CCA) is looking to build a community of Featured Artists on its main website, www.PrintBusinessCards.com, who will be rewarded for the use of their images on business cards. This site does not compete with any site on which you currently display your artwork. The benefits of our community include monetary compensation each time a customer chooses one of your images, regular contests, a Featured Artists page containing a profile of your creative design, and a network between fellow artists, as well as artists and customers. We envision this as a nice exchange: a way for us to build our community, while allowing you to market your artwork through our website.

Your Portfolio

In order to be a featured artist you will need to be proficient in Photoshop and provide a minimum of 25 business card templates. You will manage your online portfolio by adding or removing templates as you choose. The only restrictions we place on your portfolio are that we do not allow nudity and recognizable photos of faces. We provide you with a list of the most frequently searched terms on our site, as well as an artist profile page, featuring your images, a biography that includes information about your work, and links to your personal website. Potential customers can view the images there and select them for their business cards.

An article will be published in our blog about you too. We will also place a link to your website in our Favorite links section as well. Many of our artists have seen a significant increase in web traffic on their own websites as a result of the links placed on our blog and the links on your Featured Artists page on our main website.

Your Rewards

The artist is paid a flat rate of $5.00 USD for the purchase of a card with his/her image (for more details on how this works, please read through the Content License Agreement and the Content Provider Fee and Payment Agreement on our site). When a customer would to like to use your image on anything else beyond business cards (brochures, letterhead, promotional materials, etc.), they will be advised to contact you directly to negotiate fees and rights to your images. We may also send your images out as a supplemental update to the templates in our Easy Card Designer Catalog, which is placed in various retail stores throughout the USA.

We will regularly have contests for cash and for recognition on our homepage. These contests are listed in the ‘For Artists Only’ Forum section, which you will be able to access once you register.

Your Forum

The Artist Forum gives you a chance to share techniques and ideas with other featured designers, and learn about different genres, etc. It also gives you an additional place to be contacted by customers who are interested in discussing work with you or the rights to your images. We look forward to this area developing and becoming a community that you enjoy.

In all, we are attempting to create unique, professional looking business cards that have widespread appeal. If you have images you’d like to share, please visit our artist sign up page.

Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact Tim McWhorter, our Community Development Manager if you have any questions (his email address is available on the sign up page on our site).

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