Category: Money


Is Promoting Your Art Desperate?

Self promotion and marketing have a bad reputation. Drawing attention to ourselves, our art, and our brands feels like we’re showing off or sends the message that we are desperate for work, love and attention. People construct zany narratives to...

/ November 8, 2016

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

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...

/ February 17, 2016

Notes on How to Price Your Work Like a Hero

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...

/ September 9, 2015

9 Things I’ve Learned from Sleazy Internet Marketing Tactics That Have Changed My Life

I’ve always been fascinated by building and running businesses. Finding ways to generate money and to make an impact from one’s own creative ideas and one’s own hands, without working for someone else, have been a life-long interest. I first...

/ February 27, 2015
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11 Ways I’ve Made Money in the Last 8 Years, From Illustrator to Consultant

Editor’s note: This article refers to earnings that accrued 8 years prior to the date the post was written. You’ll hear me talk a lot about the importance of earning money and driving revenue as a priority over all else....

/ February 15, 2015

9 Things I Would Tell My 17 Year-Old Self

You’ve probably seen one or two blog articles in the ether with a similar title. This one will be different. It has been written based purely on my own experiences. It is unlike anything out there because only I have...

/ February 8, 2015

How to Predict What You Will Earn from Your Creative Business Each Month

Imagine what it would be like if you could predict your income every month. What am I talking about? How could anyone predict their income. Don’t be silly. Right? I’m not talking about receiving a paycheque from your employer. I...

/ December 24, 2014

The Missing ‘Gap’ to Getting Rich With Your Creative Skills

For a lot of us, the idea of getting rich with our creative products and services doesn’t often, if ever, enter our minds. It seems hard enough as it is to find and get clients and customers, and keep a...

/ December 12, 2014

How to Move your Creative Business from ‘Time Poor’ to ‘Time Rich’, with One Daily Action

*Editor’s note – this is a guest post from Preston D Lee of ‘The Freelance Report’, which you can follow here, for great tips and ideas for freelancers. Seven years ago, I started legitimately freelancing for the first time. I was...

/ November 17, 2014

How to Use your Creative Skills to Generate Money Quickly When you are Dangerously Low on Funds

As freelancers, many of us know the feeling. Despite all of our best efforts, we can hit a point when our pipeline runs dry. We have no clients and very little money in the bank. Maybe a large job fell...

/ October 12, 2014