All posts filed under: Business

Over 65 Ways to Make Money From Your Creative Skills

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Business / Money / Resources

I’ve spent most of my life devising wacky and occasionally reasonable schemes for making money. As an artist with an interest in business, I’ve often found myself wedged between the two seemingly alien worlds. Earning money from creative expression has always been a contentious issue because many think that money impinges on the integrity of the creative work. Read More

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

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Business / Motivation / Taking Action

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 blogs on the subject and listening to podcasts, she simply does not feel she has the courage to put herself out there and start working for herself until she feels absolutely prepared. Read More

Promotion Ideas that Work, from 9 Varied Creative Pros

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Behind Scenes / Business / Creatives / Freelancing / Interviews / Promotion / Social Media

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 to find out how differently approaches differ within various creative fields in the industry. We talked to 9 successful creative working in practices ranging from animation and multidisciplinary design, to fine art and textiles. While […]

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

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Behind Scenes / Business / Creatives / Interviews

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 year and Erik starting a secondary label with Ben Arditti called &Reach. Read More

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

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Behind Scenes / Business / Creatives / Interviews

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 booths for brands and businesses for events and venues as well as a range of varied coin operated booths. Now coming into its fifth successful year, Photobot.Co has brought Adam in contact with billionaires and […]

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

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Business / Money / Productivity / Promotion

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 favourite ideas that have helped me, and continue to fire me up to boldly move towards my targets. I hope they help you too. All the following books I have either read, or read the detailed […]

How Opportunity Can Be Found Through Everyone You Know

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Business / Clients / Networking

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 people who have demonstrated an interest in buying from you or hiring you in some form. In other words, leads are the embodiment of opportunities. Each and every person we reach out to, whether it […]

Notes on How to Price Your Work Like a Hero

Business / Freelancing / Money

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 amount of money you get for your planned (or finished) work, while retaining your self-respect? [For SoundCloud audio of this post scroll to the bottom and listen.] Read More

What Three People Thought of Alex’s ‘Get Illustration Clients’ Course and Coaching

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Behind Scenes / Business / Clients

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 in touch with some of those who have worked with my strategies from the course so that you could get a sense of whether what I taught them, either through the online course or coaching, […]

Why Following Up Will Lead to More Opportunities In Your Life

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Business / Clients / Networking / Promotion

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 of the communications you make with people who you can serve, and those who stand to benefit you (money, advice, referrals, influence…). [Scroll to bottom for SoundCloud audio version, read by Alex]. For most of […]