Please see below for the frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer for your question, please send us an email at team@cherrydeck.com

General

Q: What can I do with Cherrydeck?

A: Cherrydeck is a community of selected creative professionals. We offer you a place where you can promote your work so that brands, agencies, and galleries can find you.

Once you have an account on Cherrydeck, you have access to a Marketing Toolbox where you can use tools to optimize and grow your social media presence. You can additionally pitch for Opportunities and apply for cool open jobs, commissioned opportunities, and be the first to collect deals through our various partners.

Cherrydeck Profile

Q: What happens when I create a profile on Cherrydeck?

A: By creating your profile on Cherrydeck, you have a chance to show your work to brands, agencies, and people who are interested in hiring creative professionals as well as to other creative fellows who might be looking for collaborations.

Q: How do I make my profile show up on the search results?

A: The search results are ranked based on content quality, commercial fit, and engagement on Cherrydeck. Therefore, any interaction with your profile such as views, saves, or clicks on one of your Cherrylink links, will add to your ranking score.
To rank high in search results, make sure your content could fulfil potential client requests, try sharing your profile on social media or with friends, make sure your Cherrylink is set up and included in your Instagram bio, and encourage other people to save your profile.

Q: How do I update my profile media?

A: In your profile, you have an “add” button. If you click on it, you will be able to choose new content for your profile from your disk or Instagram posts. If you would like to group your content by topics consider creating a “portfolio”!

Q: What’s a portfolio on my profile?

A: A portfolio is a way of presenting all your work relating to a specific topic, shoot, or project. You can add a short description, and publicly show it on your profile by toggling the ‘public’ switch to active.

Tools

Q: What is CherryLink? And how does it work?

A: Cherrylink is a marketing tool to help you showcase all your relevant work in your Instagram profile. Instagram only allows you to put one link into your bio, which can be very limiting if you have multiple projects to share.
Cherrylink allows you to create a clickable menu of all the places your work is being displayed, reachable through a single link in your Instagram bio. You can find it in your marketing toolbox.

Q: What are Cherrydeck engagement groups?

A: Cherrydeck Engagement Groups are a community-driven tool to enhance your reach on Instagram through authentic engagement.
In these groups, members participate in so-called ‘Engagement rounds’, by commenting on and liking other participant’s Instagram posts, therefore giving it a higher engagement rate on Instagram and helping each other rank higher on the explore feed and in hashtags.

Opportunities and promotion

Q: How do I get featured on Cherrydeck homepage or Instagram?

A: You need to show us your best content. We hand-pick the creatives we feature. As a full member, you have the chance to ‘nudge’ us to take a look at your content. Once we feature you, you will be notified by email and through an Instagram notification.

Q: What are Cherrydeck Opportunities?

A: We work together with carefully selected clients to regularly make creative opportunities available. These can be projects where a client is looking for a creative professional, but also exclusive community events, or collaboration requests.
To apply, unless explicitly stated otherwise, you need to be signed up as a full member.

Q: How do Cherrydeck Opportunities work?

A: You can apply to open calls in the opportunities section on Cherrydeck. In the application, please make sure to read the questions carefully and provide a portfolio of relevant work for the opportunity.
Once the application deadline is reached, we send a shortlist of the best portfolios to the client, who can then reach out to the creative professional they would like to work with.
You will be notified if you have been selected for the shortlist.

Q: Do I have to pay a commissioned fee to Cherrydeck if I get a job?

A: No, we do not take commission fees.

Q: Can I apply to an open opportunity if I don’t have a full membership?

A: Some of the opportunities are open to all members to apply for. These opportunities will be clearly highlighted as such. All others are only available to full members to apply to.

Q: How do I get featured on Cherrydeck blog?

A: We sometimes feature users on the blog. To get featured on our blog, you need to have an interesting story to tell, and provide good images of what you documented. Take a look at our blog posts to get an understanding of what kind of content we are looking for 😉 If you think you have something that fits, you can submit work on your Toolbox section.