Write Beautiful Proposals Quickly: A Red Lemon Review of Nusii

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A few months ago, a friend of mine and creative freelancing coach Jake Jorgovan connected me to Nathan Powell, a welsh designer and entrepreneur based in Madrid. Jake had plenty of praise for Nathan's proposal-building software with a seemingly irrelevant but unique name: Nusii. We had a … [Read more...]

Do You Map Your Client Universe? How ‘Customer Relationship Management’ Can Fix a Lost Creative Career

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For an independent creative, bringing in regular work is important. Obviously. Not only do consistent projects equal consistent income, but life is a lot calmer and more rewarding when your time is filled with projects and not panic. Business literature will advise any freelancer, regardless … [Read more...]

12 Things You Are Doing That Are Stopping You Getting Paid

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As many of us are self-employed, freelancing and/or independent workers in some way or another, the requirement for getting paid in a timely manner is paramount to our very professional existence. As such, getting paid properly is one of the most important things to get right as you navigate your … [Read more...]

RLC Talks to Illustrator Rod Hunt on Self Promotion (and more!)

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Rod Hunt is a London based illustrator and artist who has built a reputation for retro-tinged illustrations and detailed character filled landscapes. With UK and international clients spanning publishing, design, advertising & new media, he's illustrated everything from book covers to … [Read more...]

How to Quickly DeClutter Your Computer Desktop

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A clear desktop is not only great for reducing distraction, and improving your focus and productivity, it’s great for your computer as well. Icons all over a computer desktop are distracting. Instead, clear everything and be left with clarity, calm and focus. Here’s how to do it: 1. Install a … [Read more...]