Selling Digital Goods

Last year I decided it was time to start generating some income by selling some digital goods. I took the time to research sites where I could setup shop to sell my photos, graphics, and textures and decided to go with Creative Market. So, I am excited to announce that you can now come by my shop and see what I have to offer.  I will be adding some pretty cool things in the near future so make sure to check back or follow me to stay up to date on goods I release.

Thanks for visiting my store on Creative Market!

D Bag

Last year I opened up shop on Society6. I started this store to sell some of my personal project designs to help with some passive income. My mind gets some funny ideas sometimes and this design was something that was just floating around in my head one day and I decided to illustrate it. I hope you find the humor in it like I do!

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D Bag is available in canvas prints, framed prints, t-shirts, tank tops and hoodies. If you would like to purchase one, you can come by my store and check out what’s available.

http://society6.com/KyleChicoine/D-Bag_Print

Finding Work is like Fishing

Over the past year, I have really struggled with finding freelance design work. I feel like the process of finding clients is similar to fishing. You cast your line out and try to entice a fish (the fish being a client) to bite the bait you have put out there. If your lucky, you will get a bite. Once you get a bite, you need to set the hook and reel them in. Well, I’ve had my fair share of bites, but with no luck of setting the hook. This got me thinking.

What am I doing wrong? How did I not land that job?

I realized something. It’s not a mater of doing something wrong, but that I don’t have fresh bait at the end of my line to keep the fish coming back. My portfolio has been lacking new projects and fresh content. Instead of sitting around waiting for a client to get hooked on old bait, I need to add fresh bait.

What Can I do?

It’s time to break out the pencils, pens & paper. It’s time to start doing something for myself. It’s time to freshen up my portfolio. As creative designers, we have a need to always be creating something. So, instead of going home and sitting in front of the TV, I’m going to sit at my desk and create. It will take time, but eventually, I will provide myself with a bucket of fresh bait. Something more enticing for the fish I want to catch!

What about you? Are you putting fresh bait in front of your clients? Share you thoughts in the comments! I’d love to hear what you have to say.