The One-Two Punch: Using Multiple Public Profiles on CreativeGround
It's pretty common these days to have many irons in the fire. For example, you may be a musician who plays in several different bands. So how should you display this information on your CreativeGround profile? It may be time to add a new public profile...
When to make a new profile...
Genrally, profiles are for individual entities, not separate projects or programs, but here are some simple ways to tell if a component of your creative practice deserves a profile all its own:
- Are you doing business for this component under a different name?
- Is it part of an ongoing partnership with another individual or organization?
- Is it a distinct, self-sustaining project that will continue to operate past your involvement?
- Does it have a different Employer Identification Number (EIN) than your primary business?
Answering "yes" to any of these questions could signal that your side-hustle is better serviced by having an independent profile. All users can have multiple profiles associated with their account. Here's how to add another...
1. Select the "+GET LISTED" button from top of any page on the site. This will take you to the "My Account" page.
2. Select "Click here to create a new public profile" from the bottom of the page and fill out the required questions (marked with asterisks).
When to add to your existing profile...
But not every project needs its own CreativeGround profile. Here's a few ways to tell if your additional creative practice can fit in the profile you already have:
- Is it a project with a clear end date? If that's the case, it may be best to add the project to the "Description of Work and Background" in the "About" section of your existing profile. If it's a collaborative project, you could add it to the "I Have Worked With..." section.
- Is it a workshop or class that you offer as part of your primary practice? If so, you can add "Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation" to the "Activities and Services" on your existing profile.
- Would you make a separate business card for it? Chances are, if it's not distinct enough to have its own business card it doesn't need its own profile.
If you're still unsure, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to answer all your CreativeGround questions!