Category: Taking Action

11 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself Right Now

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/ November 22, 2016

If You’re Worried About How to Make a Living from Your Creative Skills…

A subscriber of mine told me that one of her biggest worries right now is that she won’t be able to make a living as an illustrator. She is scared that she will not make it. Despite reading lots of...

/ November 6, 2016

Why Creative People Should Bother Adding to the Noise

I was emailed by a subscriber recently who brought up, in my view, one of the most significant questions that we face as artists and entrepreneurs. All around us we see other great artists; other people starting businesses; people with...

/ September 28, 2016

How Several Creatives Are Using Social Media to Win Clients

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from freelance video creator and podcaster Steve Folland. He runs a podcast: Being Freelance – that discusses the freelancing life with a range of creatives. A lot of freelancers I talk to for the podcast find...

/ February 6, 2016

How to Dominate Your Market and Win as a Creative Freelancer in this Slow Economy

The message we’re getting about the global economic situation via the media is clear: it ain’t great. And it does not look set to improve any time soon. Particularly for the masses. The self employed, and small to medium businesses...

/ January 23, 2015

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

One thing you are not doing on Twitter every day that will change your life

I’ve been playing with Twitter for about five years (perhaps I should open the curtains now). I love it for its massive value as a tool for freelancers and biz owners. The one thing I love the most about it...

/ June 20, 2014

Three ways you are needlessly pushing great clients away from your business

Whether we actively pursue clients we want for our small businesses or not, there are instances when we may be repelling the people who could otherwise have worked very well with us. Often we are completely unaware of this negative...

/ June 14, 2014

Ditch the Shotgun Approach and Use a Market Map to Focus Your Client-Finding Activities

In a previous life I had a boss who was a devout advocate of the ‘shotgun’ technique for sales and marketing. He liked his numbers big and encouraged his team to ‘fire’ emails and calls blindly at a large list...

/ April 28, 2014

7 Simple Acts of Daily Self-Discipline that Will Make You a Better Artist / Ninja

You’ve probably heard it rattled into your brain several times over the last few weeks, even days: if you want to get anywhere in life, take action. And when we’re talking about the projects and businesses we work on, yes,...

/ January 19, 2014