SXSW is known to be the hub for Geeeeks! Not just the Geeks in Tech but the Geeks in Music and the Geeks in Film. There are geeks everywhere! And you know what that means…. Everyone is aiming to gain some sort of attention and will go to all ends of the earth to get it accomplished. Think of Lewis and Gilbert from the Revenge of the Nerds movie leading their “fellow” frat nerds in the final event of the Greek Games for Homecoming by going all out with their tech driven musical performance.
I admit, I am guilty of having the urge to come up with awesome campaigns that people will remember me by and gain a large amoutn of “ ATTENTION!” especially since this will be my first time going to SXSW and going to Austin!! I’m excited! Can you tell??!However, I decided to do my SXSW personal branding project simple and do it Fiverr-style!!
For those of you who do not know what Fiverr is, it is a nifty website that acts as a online marketplace where you can outsource a certain project/gig for only $5 and do some freelancing work yourself for $5! I know, I know the first thing that comes to mind is “What’s the catch?” or “That’s to good to be true!” Well it is true and the catch(es) are you have to pay for the gig in advance but you can always cancel the order if you are not satisfied with the final product or if the seller does not deliever on time. Oh, it takes some searching and sniffing for sellers with a large amount of positive feedback, which is can be used as leverage to determine whether your project will be of good quality. I could go on and on about it, but you get the gist.
How to Prepare for SXSW using Fiverr
I know we are in the digital age, but the business card has not become obsolete. Not yet at least and if you put in your creative juices together, people will definitely remember you when he/she refers back to them. The creative marketing genius, Mars Dorian put a great tutorial together about business cards and I used it as inspiration for my business cards. Thanks Mars!
After thorough research, I hired pixelzombie and here is the final product:
Not too shabby huh?! I think it’s really effin’ awesome and I only paid 5 bucks! Thanks pixelzombie!
2) Photoshopping Social Media Profiles
I’m a novice at photoshop and currently in self-teach mode. I had a few ideas to change up my facebook profile up a bit but didn’t have the time to do a DIY. My friend, Abraham concocted the original photo and then I hired Zagart to slice it up for my profile pic. I wanted to do something that was a dedication to South-by and I am very pleased with how it came out!
How to Prepare for SXSW not using Fiverr
1) Leverage the heck out of Online Video
I had the original idea to stream some video live while I am at South-by but like I said earlier, I am going the simplistic route. With that said I will be making a couple of videos while I am there, including one tonite about additional tips to prepare for SXSW not using fiverr. The only way to enjoy them is to ”Like” of my facebook page because they will be posted exclusively there!
2) Get Your Geek on!
Be sure to get an idea as to who is going to be there including your friends! A great way to do so is to create a Twitter List!
On to You….
- Are you going to SXSW? If so, we should meet up! Hit me on Twitter: @MoniqueOJohnson
- How are you preparing for SXSW?
- What do you use fiverr for?
Be sure to “like” the ATS fan page to watch exclusive videos of SXSW 2011 and to see the first one tonight!