Category Archives: Business

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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Four Monthly Number Targets Every Independent Creative Winner Should Know Four Monthly Number Targets Every Independent Creative Winner Should Know

February 25, 2014 by

What’s one of the biggest secrets to maintaining focus?

Setting, aiming for and taking action on a number.

Number? What do I mean by numbers? Phone numbers? No sir. The numbers I’m referring to are target numbers: those you aim to hit for each month or year in order to stay committed and focused on a particular task or action.

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Are UnPaid Creative Projects Worth Doing? Here's How They Can Be Are UnPaid Creative Projects Worth Doing? Here's How They Can Be

February 15, 2014 by

It’s an experience many creatives have suffered, particularly early in their careers – taking on a project that promises exposure rather than financial reward.

Often poorly defined and almost never accompanied by a written agreement, the nature of these projects allows the client to tweak, twist, turn, and change the scope of the project at their whim.

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