Category: Clients

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

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

How to Expand Your Creative Business: The ‘Daily Drop-By’ 30-Day Challenge

Landing new paid work for your creative enterprise can be bloody difficult. Whether you run a bigger creative company or you are a part-timer artist, the biggest challenge very often is to win new assignments or commissions. You’ve chosen to...

/ October 20, 2016

If You Seek Admiration, Your Audience Will Leave You

I’ve spent much of the last nine years of my life working for myself in several avenues. I’ve run two fairly highly-trafficked blogs that make money and employ several people; a successful graphic art business; a successful consultancy business, built...

/ March 10, 2016

How I Work with Top Clients and Gained Freedom by Building My Own ‘Village’

Becoming self-reliant needs to be one of – if not the biggest priority for everyone. Whether you are employed by someone else, run your own business, invest in other businesses, or work freelance, knowing what to do when you are...

/ February 18, 2016

How Several Creatives Are Using Social Media to Win Clients

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from freelance video creator and podcaster Steve Folland. He runs a podcast: Being Freelance – that discusses the freelancing life with a range of creatives. A lot of freelancers I talk to for the podcast find...

/ February 6, 2016

The Best Way to Contact People for Generating New Paid Work

I regularly emphasise that the best thing you can do for your freelance business (or any business, really) is to regularly connect with relevant people. The more of this you do, the more you are ‘front of mind’ and in the...

/ January 15, 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

5 Steps To Stop Feeling Like an Imposter

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from bow-tie making entrepreneur and designer Tim Aton, who writes more good stuff, over here. I wonder if you’re familiar with the term ‘Imposter Syndrome?’ It can wreak havoc on any designer’s self...

/ November 7, 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