Outsourcing and crowdsourcing are killing some creative businesses. What do we do?

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I was reminded recently of the massive changes taking place in the world of work, particularly the creative services industries. The exponential growth in technology and the avenues opening up through the spreading of an increasingly more efficient Internet brings with it the good and potentially … [Read more...]

Why the strategy for reaching your biggest goals is not working, and how to make huge progress

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How many goals or dreams have you set for yourself that you stopped chasing? A lot of these you might not remember. Many dreams have been rinsed from your memory through selective thinking. I hear a lot of people get excited about a new project; a big plan; a new business; a new book, or a new … [Read more...]

Notes on How to Price Your Work Like a Hero

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I often get asked about how to best price one’s freelance work when working with clients. How much should you charge? Where do you start? How do you charge at a level that means you keep a client interested, maximise the amount of money you get for your planned (or finished) work, while … [Read more...]

What Three People Thought of Alex’s ‘Get Illustration Clients’ Course and Coaching


It's been a few months since I launched my 'How to Get Illustration Clients' course after working with various 'guinea pig' clients, not to mention learning from my own experiences as an illustrator over the last nine years. I got in touch with some of those who have worked with my strategies … [Read more...]

Why ‘doing your best’ may not be the best career path

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I recently read in the enlightening book by Gary Keller, 'The One Thing', that there are two ways people approach developing a skill in something. The first is an ‘entrepreneurial’ approach, in which you do something to the best of your ability. An example of this would be an illustrator who … [Read more...]