Category: Business


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

Promotion Ideas that Work, from 9 Varied Creative Pros

With so many platforms now available to us, we are lucky to have so many options when it comes to getting our work seen by the right audience. But as some strategies will obviously be more effective than others, we wanted...

/ June 1, 2016

How an Emphasis on ‘Deep Empathy’ Helped a Musician Build a Successful Creative Agency

Satellite Office is an artist management and creative services agency founded by Erik Attkisson, now coming up to 10 years in the business. Since their launch in 2006, they have continued to succeed and evolve, adding photography to their lineup last...

/ April 12, 2016

Lessons Learned Building Photo Booth Business: ‘PhotoBot.Co’, with Adam Kemeny

Editor’s note: this is a post written by contributor: Philip Dennis. Rigorous planning and thoughtful preparation often seems like the safest course, but in designer and Photobot.Co creator Adam Kemény’s experience, it can also create barriers to moving ahead. Photobot.Co creates custom photo...

/ March 23, 2016

21 of My Favourite Motivating Ideas That Will Make you a Better Entrepreneur

As I progress on my adventure as a solo entrepreneur with a love for learning, I like to keep note of some of the ideas from great authors who motivate me to keep going. The following contains 21 of my...

/ February 17, 2016

How Opportunity Can Be Found Through Everyone You Know

If you are a freelancer, an entrepreneur, work for yourself or a salesperson of some kind, leads are likely the lifeblood of your business. Well, more specifically, cashflow is, but you can’t get paid without bringing in leads. Leads are...

/ January 8, 2016

Notes on How to Price Your Work Like a Hero

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...

/ September 9, 2015

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...

/ August 30, 2015

Why Following Up Will Lead to More Opportunities In Your Life

How important do you consider your network of contacts to be to your business? Whether you want to generate a new client project, ask for advice, make a sale or grow your network, your creative business relies on the effectiveness...

/ June 26, 2015

How to Get Illustration Clients Course for Illustrators Launches

9 years in the making, I finally bring to you ‘How to Get Illustration Clients’. This course comes in response to my own frustrations and failures, as well as the feedback I get from all of you regularly about struggling...

/ May 19, 2015