Are you a graphic design artist? Want to get some nice exposure on a popular website? I’m offering you a great opportunity to get some very long-term exposure for your work. But first, my daily roundup of links.
12 Ways To Beat Inflation: Don’t Let Rising Prices Get You Down A house is a great hedge against inflation if you buy one with a fixed-rate mortgage. A house (under normal conditions) grows in value parallel to inflation, while your home loan stays at the same dollar amount. (@ the digerati life)
Checking Your House For Leaks One of the big things that causes heat loss in the winter is leaky windows. Here’s how to find leaks really easily – once you find them, it’s easy to fix it with a bit of caulk. (@ we’re in debt)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Ten Books That Changed My Life A while back, I wrote a series about ten books that deeply affected me and really changed my life – here’s a summary of what I wrote.
So what about that art? What I want is some incidental art. I am primarily looking for unique pieces that are around 225 pixels in width, no more than 250, and anywhere from 150 to 500 pixels high. Please send these in jpeg format. These will be used regularly on posts on The Simple Dollar. You can use whatever artistic tricks you like, from original art to photography to Photoshop trickery, as long as the work is your own original work.
I am looking for five pieces from each artist, and the ones I accept are entirely at my discretion. I will be fairly picky, so please send me quality work. I might accept some and reject others, so you might want to send me more than five.
What exactly do I want? I’m leaving this wide open. Mostly what I’m looking for are things that are of quality and things that are visually intriguing withhout dominating text that might be near it. I like financial themes, but food themes and family themes are also strongly appropriate.
By sending them to me, you’re giving me unlimited rights to use them as I see fit on The Simple Dollar. I will not use any of the art on any other website; if you see them used elsewhere, feel free to call them on it, because likely they stole the art.
What do you get out of this? If you give me five pieces that I decide to use in semi-regular rotation, you’ll get the following:
* I’m going to start a new section on the sidebar called “The Simple Dollar Artists” Under that heading, you’ll get your name listed. This section will appear on every page on The Simple Dollar.
* Your name will be hyperlinked to your professional website.
* Next to your name, I’ll also include a small link so that visitors can see the pieces you contributed to The Simple Dollar.
The Simple Dollar receives almost a million unique visitors per month and is growing steadily. That’s significant exposure for your art.
Interested? Here’s how to contact me.