Well how about that? I’m in. But how did it happen so quickly?
My best guess is that I applied for the invitation in the best possible way.
Firstly, I filled out the application completely. I had recently launched my website and had already taken measures to present myself as a proper business. I have a dedicated business email address and mailing address. I have a thoughtfully designed website showing a portfolio of my original artwork. I have multiple social media accounts to publicize my artwork.
I also filled in all of the fields in the application, such as my bank info and routing number, even if they weren’t required until being accepted into the program.
Perhaps the biggest help in my speedily receiving an invitation, however, was my professional and lucid introduction of myself, my experience, and my intentions.
In any case, I got in! After that, I gradually submitted my designs to several of the other companies as well. Each one offers a different variety of merchandise, different formulae for calculating royalties, and a different audience.
Since this post is getting a bit long I’ll stop here.
However, the fun is only just beginning!
In my next post I’ll talk about some of my experiences navigating the copyright labyrinth, advertising my products through social media, and more.
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