9 Things I've Learned from Sleazy Internet Marketing Tactics That Have Changed My Life 9 Things I've Learned from Sleazy Internet Marketing Tactics That Have Changed My Life

February 27, 2015 by

I’ve always been fascinated by building and running businesses.

Finding ways to generate money and to make an impact from one’s own creative ideas and one’s own hands, without working for someone else, have been a life-long interest.

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11 Ways I've Made Money in the Last 8 Years, From Illustrator to Consultant 11 Ways I've Made Money in the Last 8 Years, From Illustrator to Consultant

February 15, 2015 by

You’ll hear me talk a lot about the importance of earning money and driving revenue as a priority over all else. Too many of us scoot around the importance of a strong, humming cash flow, instead placing more emphasis on things like pursuing passion; dreams, and ‘doing what you love’.

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9 Things I Would Tell My 17 Year-Old Self 9 Things I Would Tell My 17 Year-Old Self

February 8, 2015 by

You’ve probably seen one or two blog articles in the ether with a similar title. This one will be different.

It has been written based purely on my own experiences. It is unlike anything out there because only I have things I want to tell my 17 year-old self based on my own unique experiences.

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How to Dominate Your Market and Win as a Creative Freelancer in this Slow Economy How to Dominate Your Market and Win as a Creative Freelancer in this Slow Economy

January 23, 2015 by

The message we’re getting about the global economic situation via the media is clear: it ain’t great. And it does not look set to improve any time soon.

Particularly for the masses. The self employed, and small to medium businesses look set to struggle for the most part for a long time to come.

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An Expert's Advice on Why Creative Pros Often Struggle with Social Media An Expert's Advice on Why Creative Pros Often Struggle with Social Media

December 6, 2014 by

A few months ago in Ho Chi Minh City, I was introduced to Ahna Hendrix, a social media manager and writer running her own business. I was immediately impressed by her commitment to – and belief in – what is possible with not just running a business, but specifically using social media effectively.

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What does it take to work for yourself, be a success and not be miserable? What does it take to work for yourself, be a success and not be miserable?

November 26, 2014 by

There is a spectrum that exists, running between working for someone else and working for yourself. Theoretically, the ultimate state of the ‘working for yourself’ end of the spectrum is having money work for you and not requiring to do any work at all.

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How to Move your Creative Business from 'Time Poor' to 'Time Rich', with One Daily Action How to Move your Creative Business from 'Time Poor' to 'Time Rich', with One Daily Action

November 17, 2014 by

Seven years ago, I started legitimately freelancing for the first time.

I was so stoked. “If I can find just one or two new clients every month,” I thought to myself, “I’ll be making more than I could at a desk job, doing something I love and with more free time than ever.”

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The Only Reason Most Creative Professionals Fail to Build Successful Businesses The Only Reason Most Creative Professionals Fail to Build Successful Businesses

November 11, 2014 by

There are many reasons why creative professionals do really well in business.

They have an exceptional product. Their skills are refined and glass sharp after years of practice. They’re motivated. They are on top of their finances. They know how to create work that is commercial, and they are great at marketing themselves.

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