Hey guys(forgive me for some poor english here). I'm in the middle of an advertising course and started working with the local university this year, producing some soundtracks for their TV commercials, institutionals, etc for free, and received some positive feedback from whoever has seen it on local tv or listened to it on the radio. Now I've got my own portfolio, am assotiating with a nice local studio and am willing to really work on music for 2011, now for money, and I'm sure the university would pay me to do the work I used to do for free before, as many new clients would. Ok, now I've got some questions on the business part of it. ---- First, how to make a nice portfolio? I mean, today a portfolio is meant to say a lot more than that black folder can do. Is it better to put my works on... a) A CD, so the client would only hear the work? b) A DVD, so he can actually see the whole commercial instead of only listening to the jingle? c) A site, with simple youtube/vimeo windows showing those stuff? d) Any of above, depending on my Budget e) Wait, I have a better sugestion! lmao --- Second, Is it ok to have a card with a portfolio and just go to shoes/clothes/bars/whatever stores etc and offer them my service? Or could I have problems with the big fishes? --- Third, how can I negotiate the media? I mean, I've got a list from the university(they're really helpful with anyone who wants to work) with the prices of advertising in various radio stations, 15 and 30 seconds and so on. Is there a pattern to work with? I mean, if they charge $300, is it too much to get 20% of this value from the client like a 'media' share? Is this percentage less than 10 or 5%?