Visit any site where people share their work—Kickstarter for creative projects of all kinds, SoundCloud for music and audio, Vimeo for video, Dribbble for design—the list goes on. Next, fall down the rabbit hole. Keep clicking until you find something that stuns you, made by someone who seems like they’re just starting out. Then, post about the project publicly, with a note about what struck you. Include the person’s handle so that they’ll see it, too.

At the very least, the person will smile. At best, you’ll give someone their big break. The approbation of strangers is holy; never underestimate how much yours could mean.

I shared the story of my own big break and what it meant to me in a talk I gave last year.

To solve for the other side of the equation—making yourself yourself findable in the first place—I recommend Austin Kleon’s new book, Show Your Work!

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