Category Archives: Money

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.”

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Four Monthly Number Targets Every Independent Creative Winner Should Know Four Monthly Number Targets Every Independent Creative Winner Should Know

February 25, 2014 by

What’s one of the biggest secrets to maintaining focus?

Setting, aiming for and taking action on a number.

Number? What do I mean by numbers? Phone numbers? No sir. The numbers I’m referring to are target numbers: those you aim to hit for each month or year in order to stay committed and focused on a particular task or action.

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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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For Money or Passion? Why You Need to Do Creative Work for the Money For Money or Passion? Why You Need to Do Creative Work for the Money

June 11, 2013 by

The idea of doing creative work to make money, over doing it for love has often been met with scorn and heated opposition. Understandably so.

I want to talk about why, in most cases, people are wrong to resist the idea. I’m taking a gulp, because I know this could prove to be a contentious topic of discussion, but something I believe is true, and often ignored.

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