All posts by Alex Mathers

Alex is a project starter, sometimes finisher, writer and illustrator. He started Red Lemon Club in 2009 with the aim of helping talented creative people leave their mark.

Create So Much They Can’t Ignore You

Isn’t the Internet great? Never in human history have we had a better tool for getting our creative work in front of more people. I’m now able to draw a picture on my iPad, and instantly share it to thousands...

/ January 16, 2017

This Approach to Productivity Will Set You Ahead Over the Coming Years

The other day I got more work done in a day than I had in a very long time. I spent most of the day not working. I’m lucky to take advantage of a beautiful pool and a small gym...

/ January 16, 2017

Win a One-Year Grammarly Premium Account with Red Lemon Club

**Closed contest – winner announced!** Hello Lemons, November has already come to an end, and hundreds of thousands of aspiring novelists, writers and bloggers face a challenge—to edit and finish what they started. We teamed up with Grammarly to give away...

/ December 5, 2016

Should I Be a Master of Many or a Master of One Thing?

We live in a world that provides many of us with the tools and opportunities to develop skills in so many things. The opportunities are exciting, but can get downright crazy. This, combined with a seemingly endless ocean of people...

/ November 23, 2016

11 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself Right Now

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/ November 22, 2016

How to Explode Your Creative Business Through Shameless Honesty

Most of us understand the importance of being honest – of being our authentic selves in everyday life. However, I’ve seen that real honesty and transparency is often lacking when it comes to our brands, leadership, careers and businesses, despite...

/ November 15, 2016

Why You Find Consistently Marketing Your Business So Hard, and How to Make it Effortless

As I’ve discussed in many articles, marketing yourself; your art; and your brand, properly and consistently is no longer a commendable choice in your creative business, it is a necessity. You must get into the heads of people you want...

/ November 12, 2016

Three Steps to Figuring Out the Ideal Client for Your Creative Business

Before I get knee deep into this, I wanted to address some of the jargon I’ll be using to describe various concepts and ideas and get it out the way first. When I refer to prospect, I’m talking about anyone...

/ November 11, 2016

Is Promoting Your Art Desperate?

Self promotion and marketing have a bad reputation. Drawing attention to ourselves, our art, and our brands feels like we’re showing off or sends the message that we are desperate for work, love and attention. People construct zany narratives to...

/ November 8, 2016

If You’re Worried About How to Make a Living from Your Creative Skills…

A subscriber of mine told me that one of her biggest worries right now is that she won’t be able to make a living as an illustrator. She is scared that she will not make it. Despite reading lots of...

/ November 6, 2016