My awesome Red Lemon Club subscribers have been sending me career pains, struggles and gripes in large numbers over the past four years. There are many things we as creatives struggle with, are confused by and just plain don’t understand.
There is no doubt that as a wider society, we are putting more emphasis on more than ever before. We want to achieve more and take on more things, have more, live more and see more.
I think when it comes to organisations that have had the most influence on creative professionals over the last few years, you would be hard-pressed to fail to mention creative work platform: Behance, and it’s ‘educational arm,’ 99U, both now part of Adobe.
Do you do what everyone else does?
With so many products and services flying around out there, you’d do well to stand out to attract the fans and buyers who need you. People are responding to this with various forms of self promotion and getting the word out there.
How comfortable are you with the idea of calling yourself an ‘entrepreneur’?
Even if the word itself is a little trite, the basic meaning behind it is solid enough for the purpose of this conversation. Anyone working as a creative who works for themselves and initiates their own projects, which I imagine is most of you, can be thought of as such.
The world is moving. Recession or not, there is no doubt that human society is experiencing rapid change, progression, and a shift in the way we interact, do business, create, and experience reality.
I’ve put together a list of some of the bigger and noticeable challenges being faced by those in the creative industries in today’s world. I’ve also included some suggestions on what you can do to deal with them.
Getting ahead inevitably requires communicating with the right people, especially influential ones. But it’s not always easy to get through or even get noticed. Read our comic for ideas that could help you succeed:
Looking for clients for your creative service? Do you have absolutely everything in place in order for your business to work in the best, most effective way possible? This comic shows you what’s important.
All professions and forms of craft require people to feel good to do their best work. This is particularly profound amongst us creative souls, where emotion and the mood we’re in play a huge part in our output.
Are you excited and proud about the creative work you do? Here are some reminders as to why you should be…
The idea of doing creative work to make money, over doing it for love has often been met with scorn and heated opposition. Understandably so.
I want to talk about why, in most cases, people are wrong to resist the idea. I’m taking a gulp, because I know this could prove to be a contentious topic of discussion, but something I believe is true, and often ignored.
How about gaining some extra hours? Here’s how to create an extra 20 or more each week…