Why you use Dribbble Pro as a Designer?
I like the site and wouldn’t want to see it go away. I like supporting Dribbble. I don’t really use the analytics, but they are nice.
Ditto. It also kind of feel like a way to "contribute to the industry", if that makes sense.
Because it results in work. I have probably gotten 20+ contracts from Dribbble for being a pro member, including one full-time position.
That's amazing, I've had only 2 inquiries in the 18 months I've been a pro member. You must be a much better designer than me.
Well...you also kind of have to know how to "play the game" so to speak. Update regularly but don't update too often. Quality is much more important than quantity. Stay on top of design trends and either ride those trends like crazy, or do the exact opposite to stand out. Make sure your shots are varied in style and technique.
I've never received so many enquiries as I did from dribbble pro in my life. Even solid job offers. That's probably the highest value it offers me.
Its cheap. It's a necessity for new freelancer to get discover by clients. Also you get features like chat, you show up on search results for hire, in short it's def. not for the analytics :P
for new freelancer to get discover by clients
Did you get any client from there?
Yes I did. Because I post experimental shots I was lucky to land a client that was looking for someone like that.
This is all I have it for.
I don't use a lot of the pro features, but it's nice to support them :)
I did in hope of maybe landing some work. Then I realized I suck and canceled my pro account and stop using the Internet.
Was getting 1 work inquiry per shot during my PRO year.
Not a big number but it is definitely something for new designer with relatively modest skills.
Because everyone in the design community will make fun of you if you're not a pro on dribbble.
LOL, I haven't noticed!
Because I like the site.
Because this: http://brianhoffdesign.com/#/blog/how-work-finds-us :)
I'm not active lately but they are not asking for much and feels good to support a beloved product as a sign of appreciation.
I did it to support the community. Have yet to see any contacts from there, probably because my shit sucks. But overall it's a cool community so I don't mind paying a bit. I have applied for some jobs on Dribbble and have gotten interviews after they looked at my work, but I'm not sure if a Pro account is required for that.
I would, but it still requires you to have an invite to actually use it.
I've been using Pro for 3 years and have never used one feature - just to support them. Now I think about it, I feel kinda sad - that means not even a single feature is useful...
I'm not going to say that I get +30 job inquiries because I barely got 5 in the last two years, I know it's a matter of talent and how marketing your personal branding or something else... Frankly I think it's a nice touch to have it though :)
I've never had a single enquiry through Dribbble pro since signing up to it when it first came out.
Don't know if this is a disappointing reflection on the work I do and post on the site or whether the sum total of my 12 years is just shit compared to the UI dashboards and stuff on there now.
I've had some great feedback on my work when I've asked for it on shots and I think it's a useful resource.
Either way, for the small amount of money involved, I am more than happy to make the payment purely to support what they do and help make it a success.
to support the community
It opens so many opportunities for being hired by clients !