So I received the following e-mail recently:
It seems fairly clear, to me at least, that this is just a generic promotional e-mail with the name changed to the recipient. I'm assuming it's not a coincidence that I received this not long after I joined Illustrators Australia and got listed on their site.Hi Joe,
Recently I viewed some of your illustration work online - this is great illustration work! Very talented and creative!
Are you interested in marketing your work to North America?
I'm a creative consultant here at Portfolios.com. I'd like to talk with you about further promoting your portfolio to our advertising, corporate and publishing clients in North America, and discuss how we can help increase exposure of your work to creatives and art buyers worldwide.
I should say we are not an agency, we do not represent artists. Our business is to help you market, promote and expose your work directly to various art buyers and increase freelance job opportunities for you.
I've worked with many Australian based artists who do very well on our site.
When would be a good time to call you?
I'm still at that early first-year, starving-freelancer stage, so I'm finding it difficult to justify the $400 annual fee (although there is a by-the-month fee trial sorta thing).
Has anyone had any experience with these people or a similar service? Do these sorts of sites bring in work?