Category Archives: Freelancing

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.”

Read more on How to Move your Creative Business from 'Time Poor' to 'Time Rich', with One Daily Action…

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.

Read more on The Only Reason Most Creative Professionals Fail to Build Successful Businesses…

Two extremely useful things I've learnt from going '9-5er' to self-employed so far Two extremely useful things I've learnt from going '9-5er' to self-employed so far

July 12, 2014 by

If there’s one thing that has surprised me most about working freelance, it’s the sense of community amongst those who work for themselves.

Everyone, no matter how experienced, seems interested to hear the stories of others: what inspired them to set out on their own, how they dealt with any hesitations before taking the leap, and how they controlled their nerves once they began.

Read more on Two extremely useful things I've learnt from going '9-5er' to self-employed so far…

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.

Read more on Are UnPaid Creative Projects Worth Doing? Here's How They Can Be…

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.

Read more on ’21 Ways the Modern World is Harming You as a Creative and What to do About it’…