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

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Business / Finance / Freelancing / Money / Promotion

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. Eager to please, you work late, you work early, and you rush what needs to be done, increasing the chance […]

21 Ways the Modern World is Harming You as a Creative and What to do About it

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Finance / Freelancing / Money / Motivation / Selling

The world is moving. Recession or not, there is no doubt that human society is experiencing rapid change, progression, and a shift in the way we interact, do business, create, and experience reality.I’ve put together a list of some of the bigger and noticeable challenges being faced by those in the creative industries in today’s world. I’ve also included some suggestions on what you can do to deal with them.Read more on '21 Ways the Modern World is Harming You as a Creative and What to do About it'...

7 Crucial Things That Will Save You as an Independent Creative Over the Coming Years

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Brand You / Business / Finance / Networking / Remarkability

As most of you will have noticed, the current economic climate isn’t particularly rosy when it comes to available work for us creatives. Let me rephrase that. The current economic climate isn’t particularly rosy when it comes to available work for a large proportion of us creatives. There are many people out there who, for various reasons, still do earn a very good living from creative projects, and many who are doing better now than they […]

12 Things You Are Doing That Are Stopping You Getting Paid

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Administration / Business / Finance / Money

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 way through the sometimes stormy seas of creative independence. Sometimes, if not fairly frequently, people do come across some snags, even nightmares, that revolve around […]