Ask the Mentor: How do I get new clients to build my business?

Media Mentor Esther Coleman-Hawkins answers your career questions with brisk no-nonsense advice for screen professionals.

Vicke writes: ‘I have been a Hair and Make-up Artist for over 15 years mainly in TV and Film. (Prior to that I worked at the Metropolitan Fire Brigade as a Project Manager.) I’m suddenly aware that I need more people who hire me. Do I need to discover new “Avatar clients” and how do I contact them without getting put in the Spam box?

A what? An Avatar Client? All I can see is blue people!

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Esther Coleman-Hawkins
About the Author
Co-founder of Media Mentors, Esther Coleman-Hawkins is an experienced TV producer, conference organiser and career mentor. Media Mentors provides one-on-one mentoring and runs workshops and networking events for people in the creative industry. Sessions with her, or her co-founder Denise Eriksen, can be booked through their website