Category Archives: Finance

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

July 29, 2013 by

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.

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The 'Red Lemon Creative'. A 10-Point Manifesto for Successful Creatives Who Stand Out The 'Red Lemon Creative'. A 10-Point Manifesto for Successful Creatives Who Stand Out

September 18, 2012 by

Having spent a few years building up Red Lemon Club, there is so much I’ve learnt and so much that I yet want to explore, learn and share.

The more time I spend researching for posts and thinking about the ideas behind the site and the people that drive it, the clearer an idea is formed in my brain as to what it is that makes up who we are. We, being those people drawn to the ideas discussed here.

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

June 12, 2012 by

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 ever have in the past.

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The 9 Elements of a Strong Business Model for Freelance Creatives The 9 Elements of a Strong Business Model for Freelance Creatives

April 21, 2011 by

I’ve been reading some fascinating stuff about putting together business models for a new venture I’m working on. Through doing the research, I’ve realised that formulating a business model that applies to freelance creative professionals is just as important as a model for any other minor and major business organisation.

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