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  • How to Make Your Business More Attractive

    Many business owners we talk to already understand that good branding and design is essential to their business, but a surprisingly high number of them don't really know why and the immense benefits it can add to their business.Proper branding is when your team creates designs that represent the values of your business and has commercial appeal to your potential customers.Having a really neat and responsive website or app now is even more important now that technologies like Twitter and Read more...

  • Get Verified on 54artistry.com

    As a verified member of 54artistry, you will be able to access many current and upcoming benefits on 54artistry.com such as personal service requests, name & skill search, job applications, social media promotions and more cool features to come.To get verified, please;Login to your account on 54artistry.com and activate your "Hire Me" button and update your location (State&City)Upload a profile picture (personal picture or brand logo)Upload at least two projects that contain pictures of your Read more...

  • Nine Factors to Consider When Determining Your Price

    Part guesswork, part experience, part number crunching - however you look at it, determining your price is a difficult task. Here are nine factors to take into consideration when pricing your services:1. Your CostsIf your rate doesn't include enough just to break-even, you're heading for trouble. The best thing to do is sum up all your costs and divide by the number of hours you think you can bill a year. Whatever you do, DON'T think you can bill every hour. You must account for Read more...

  • 4 Steps Anyone Can Take to Up Their Social Media Game

    Regardless of goal, industry, or level of expertise, social media will always be on the most effective and also cost-effective ways to promote your brands to those who love what you do. There is no one way to be good at social media. The strategies, tactics, and platforms that’re going to make a job seeker in the food industry well versed in social media won’t necessarily be the same strategies, tactics, and platforms that make a marketing manager in the financial industry excel and stand Read more...

  • A New And Free Service Looks To Tackle Copyright Infringement For Creatives

    No doubt Copyright issues plague the creative industry and many folks are desperately seeking a solution. A new and totally free service, Blockai, might just be the closest thing we have right now. Blockai is looking to completely change and re-vamp the way creatives can register and protect their works online. They have decided to do so via blockchain, a public ledger that is used to verify bitcoin transactions. Each transaction is time stamped and given a unique file code that is nearly Read more...

  • Showcase Your Works at The Lagos Wardrobe Exhibition

    The Lagos Wardrobe & Exhibition is coming soon!!One of the Biggest Fashion show in Lagos is around the corner #TLWE2016!! We are calling for Designers, Makeup Artists, Models & Stylists to showcase their works to thousands of people.To Register, Upload your portfolio on www.54artistry.com and send a link of your profile to tlwexhibition@gmail.com to receive more details. 

  • 10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hustle Harder [Infographic]

    It’s hard to stay motivated.So how do you keep yourself going?One strategy you can use is starting your day with your hardest tasks. This means you’re working on these projects when you have the most energy, making them easier to complete. It also helps you start your day with a sense of accomplishment, and clears the rest of your day with more enjoyable or easier tasks.Check out the infographic below from Bellvue Students and HubSpot with nine more strategies for keeping yourself Read more...

  • 8 Start up Marketing Strategies that Always Work!

    A start-up without a strategy is like a journey one doesn’t have a map for. So the aim of our today’s blog post is to share some tips that can guide you to start your company on the right track.1.    FOCUSChoose your targeted audience. Don’t try to please everyone as this is the road leading nowhere. Icebergs don’t freeze overnight and you don’t have to be for everyone immediately. Start with something smaller, focus, and then broaden later. By the way, Facebook once was for Read more...

  • BRITISH COUNCIL LAGOS THEATRE FESTIVAL

    The British Council Lagos Theatre Festival ‪#‎LTF2016‬ is the largest outdoor theatre festival in Nigeria. It will kick off in grand style from 23rd to 28th February, starting at 10:00am daily. Get your tickets and get ready for a memorable thrill. Over 100 thrilling performances have been lined up for you for 6 days, across 20 venues live in Lagos. Tag your friends, mark your calendar, come out experience the very best in theatre, dance, music, poetry and culture from Nigeria and the Read more...

  • Helpful Tips In Building a Startup - PT 2

    Serve your customer, not yourself  While you should rightfully feel ownership of your startup, remember that ultimately it’s there to serve your customer and not you—vanity projects won’t last long. Keep the customer in mind with every decision you make, and you’ll build a product or service they can get excited about.Raise the right amount of capital.While you need enough money to give your startup every chance of success, bear in mind that having too much can make you lazy and all Read more...

  • Helpful Tips in Building a Startup - PT 1

    “Starting a business is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. In mid-air, the entrepreneur begins building a parachute and hopes it opens before hitting the ground.” – Rich Dad We know that starting a business can be very scary. The uncertainty, lack of security, and other challenges can be very daunting and often times, people back out before they even hit the ground running. Being a startup ourselves, we are sharing a few brilliant tips to help in building a successful Read more...

  • Save Big This Year For Your Event or Entertainment Company.

    So it’s the beginning of the year and as the CEO or owner or creative director or manager of an event or entertainment company, you are saddled with the responsibility of increasing your profit margin this year to keep all your stakeholders happy at the end of the year. There are many ways to achieving this feat, however, we will propose to you one way we can help you save more money this year.Question: How much do you spend yearly on travel and logistics cost for your creative vendors? By Read more...

  • TEN CREATIVE PEOPLE TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2016, COMPILED BY 54ARTISTRY

    While the year 2015 has brought with it some of the most amazing talents and we have continually seen a wave of remarkable creative entrepreneurs, incredibly skilled professionals and talented enthusiasts who have set out to change the game in the Nigerian creative sphere (art, fashion, photography, designers, makeup, etc.)We are indeed glad that the Nigerian creative industry is progressively improving and at a tremendous pace and creative talents (who have usually been overlooked in the past) Read more...

  • LOVELY PROJECTS THIS WEEK

    This week, we’ve had an amazing number of incredibly awesome works uploaded by our many different talented and creative members and we truly appreciate you for this and we must confess, it’s been quite hard selecting, but we still had to choose. So, here our 54artistry’s Top Five Projects for the Week! Please feel free to drop your comments and don’t forget to share! Creative people need love too!Seye Kehinde, PhotographerProject Name: DestinambariProject Description: Created and Read more...

  • TOP FIVE PROJECTS FOR THIS WEEK

    Here our 54artistry’s Top Five Projects for this Week! Please feel free to drop your comments and don’t forget to share!I AM K0D3D, PhotographerProject Name: Epitome of BeautyProject Link: http://goo.gl/XTSuHZProfile Link: 54artistry.com/iamk0d3d The Photographer: Kayode is a lover of art. Sometimes he writes, sometimes he photographs, other times, he designs.Why we love the Project: With hairstyling and makeup done by Book of Glam stories, this project features two models with Read more...

  • THIS CREATIVE HUSTLE - VALUE WHAT YOU DO

    Sometimes, as an artist, or generally, a creative person, we often get belittled about the type of work we do or there are usually people easily dismiss the value or importance of our work. So we hear people making comments like: ‘Is he not just a photographer/artist/designer?’This could sometimes make a person doubt himself/herself about the value that one is adding or contributing to the society. We may think then that what we do doesn’t necessarily/directly change the world or solve a Read more...

  • Top 5 Projects for This Week

    Here our Top Five Projects for the Week! Isimi Taiwo, Artist Project Name: What My Eyes Have SeenProject Description: What my eyes have seenProject Link: http://goo.gl/FY7AMGProfile Link: 54artistry.com/isimi.taiwo The Artist: Isimi Taiwo aka Isimism is a versatile artist whose works exhibit great precision and details.Why we love the Project: ‘What My Eyes Have Seen’ is an incredibly captivating and breath taking art work by the incredibly talented and versatile artist: Isimi Read more...

  • Why People Don’t Like to Pay for a Creative Job and What You Can Do About It!

    Everybody wants the perfect photograph, the most exotic designs, the best outfits, but few people like to pay for these services. We all want free jobs; your friends, your family, those you’ve just met and even big clients. The truth is many non-creatives just don’t see what the big deal is about your creative work, and they’ll often go for the cheapest, rather than the best. So except you help them see how much you are worth, you may always have a problem calling your price. Here, Read more...

  • 8 TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO

    As an architect, a designer, a photographer, a model, an illustrator, basically someone involved in a creative hustle (Yes there are many of us that are hustlers), the need to have a portfolio cannot be overemphasized.  Creative work is unique and people need to see what you are able to do or what you have done. So, having a great portfolio can help you land clients and build your network and brand. However, it can be quite challenging creating a portfolio.Also, in today’s digital world, Read more...

  • Top Five Project Entries For This Week

    Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be putting out the top five most creative and interesting projects published on 54artistry.com and upload on our Instagram page. These projects will be carefully selected by our awesome 54artistry team!You can send in your suggestions throughout the week and why you think that project should be listed among ‘top five’ (except the project owner of course).The selected projects would have their links included as such you can also follow the Read more...