Working with brands has never been easier. With the Hub’s new and improved job platform, you now have access to a number of amazing jobs by brands, businesses and individuals who are looking to hire creators like you. If you’re looking for some insight on how to get started – here are our tips on how to effectively work with brands on The Hub.
Tips For Working With Brands On The H Hub
Spruce Up Your Profile
The first tip is to spruce up your profile.
You want to put your best foot forward when trying to get noticed by brands on The Hub. One of the best ways to do this is to give your profile a facelift. Here’s a quick checklist of how to give a fresh look to your Hub profile:
- Update your bio section: Add your recent location and a bit about your experience. What type of photography do you specialize in? What clients have you recently worked with?
- Publish some of your most recent and best work: You have 6 images to show off your creative chops, make them count!
- And, make sure all of your links are up to date: Add those URLS for you website & Instagram.
With a complete profile, brands will be more inclined to work with you. When you’re updating the image portfolio on your profile, upload the type of content you want to get hired for. If you’re a fashion photographer, show off your latest editorial. Or if you shoot products, show us those incredible flat lay images.
By doing this, it will help you stand out from the competition and show brands that you’re exactly the photographer that they’re looking for.
How To Get Hired On The Hub
Bid For Jobs
There are two ways to land jobs on The Hub:
The first method is by navigating the job board tab on our website and viewing our list of jobs posted. Go through the list and find which jobs you would like to bid on.
When you find the perfect match, simply click “bid” and follow the steps to apply.
The bidding process is pretty straightforward. Think of it as a short pitch of who you are and what you do. Include details such as:
- Your experience as a photographer – years in the field and clients you’ve worked with
- Photographic style and how it applies to the job – tell your client why you’re the best possible photographer for this project. Bring everything you have to the table and lay it all out in your bid.
- The price you bid for the job. The client will have already set their budget and you can bid what your price for the project.
Remember, when bidding for jobs – be professional and to the point! Clients want a short and sweet explanation of why they should choose you to capture their project. So, keep it quick and straightforward.
Once your bid has been submitted, the client will review their proposals and find the best creator that suits their needs. If you’ve been selected for the job, you will get notified via the job board & email.
Client Invites You To The Job
The second way to land a job is to have a client reach out to you directly.
How this works is a brand or individual will use our search method to filter through our network. They will use our database, of over 35,000 creators, to find the exact type of talent they’re looking for.
After filtering through location, skill set and photographic style, the client will be able to find the ideal photographer for the job. They will then invite you to their job listing, where you can submit your bid and proposal.
This is where the importance of updating your profile comes into play. Potential clients won’t be able to find you through our filter system, if all your information isn’t up to date.
If you’re missing any piece of information there’s a chance that you won’t get hired for a job. Simply because a brand couldn’t find you on our platform. Don’t miss the potential opportunity of a lifetime because you slept on updating your profile. Make those changes as soon as possible!
Tips for Success When Working With A Brand
The most important thing to remember when working with brands on the Hub is to communicate. Make sure you understand the job specifications such as the style, location, model selection, and deliverables. Once you have everything organized and the client signs off on your project plan, it’s time to shoot.
Even though you’re ready to shoot, it’s important to remember to keep the lines of communication open. This includes consulting your client during the project and allowing them to give any feedback. Let them know when you will be shooting and communicate every step of the way.
If for any reason they want to add changes, this would be the best time. That way, when you go to deliver your final images, you know they are exactly what your client is looking for.
Submit Your Final Images
After you’ve shot all the images and are confident that they meet the client’s needs, you can upload them to the job listing. We’ve made this process of sending deliverables as seamless as possible.
After the images are submitted, the client will have the opportunity to view and download them.
Possible Project Requests
If the client requests that some images need to be reshot, the images you have already submitted will stay as samples.
Our platform is designed to close out a job and pay the photographer as soon as images are downloaded by the client. In the case of a client’s dissatisfaction, we highly recommend doing at least one reshoot of the project. Sometimes, a client may feel that the images could be different or that they didn’t quite meet the details outlined in the brief.
While reshooting a project is a possibility, it is less likely to happen if you completely understand the client’s expectations. This is why it’s highly important to communicate before, during and after the project.
If you reach out to the client about reshooting and they have yet to respond after a couple of days then reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact the client directly and get things moving.
Be Confident In Your Work
The final tip to remember is to be confident in your work. Remember, the client hired you because they liked what you saw. So, don’t overthink it and shoot from your genuine, creative viewpoint.
Stay open to suggestions and new ideas, all while knowing that you can and will deliver the best possible images to your client.
If you have confidence in your creativity, the entire project is guaranteed to go smoothly.
The Process Of Getting Paid
After your final images are sent and the client downloads them, the job is complete.
Our platform will initiate the payment process as soon as the images are accepted. This protects our creators, as well as clients, if the images do not meet their expectations.
Above is how your images will look from the client’s perspective. They will be watermarked and compressed until accepted and downloaded.
When the images are downloaded and your payment is processed, you will receive an email. Congratulating you on completing the job and working with your client on The Hub. (woo!)
Ready, Set, Bid For Jobs!
One of the best things about working with brands on The Hub is there is no limit to what you can accomplish. You have the opportunity to work with as many brands as you can from across the globe, ranging from small business to major corporations.
The job board is a new opportunity for you to get paid doing what you love. And, it all comes down to how much you want it and what you’re willing to put into the process.
The H Hub exists as a platform dedicated to creators first, always. And, our goal from here on out is to get photographers paid.
Our job platform will give you the chance to work with some of the world’s top brands, growing and emerging businesses and great clients all around the country.
So, are you ready to get paid doing what you love? Then, join the H Hub today!