Tag: creatives

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

What does it take to work for yourself, be a success and not be miserable?

There is a spectrum that exists, running between working for someone else and working for yourself. Theoretically, the ultimate state of the ‘working for yourself’ end of the spectrum is having money work for you and not requiring to do...

/ November 26, 2014

Are UnPaid Creative Projects Worth Doing? Here’s How They Can Be

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...

/ February 15, 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

Do You Map Your Client Universe? How ‘Customer Relationship Management’ Can Fix a Lost Creative Career

For an independent creative, bringing in regular work is important. Obviously. Not only do consistent projects equal consistent income, but life is a lot calmer and more rewarding when your time is filled with projects and not panic. Business literature...

/ January 6, 2014

QuickFire: Common Questions Asked by Working Creatives, Answered in Short

My awesome Red Lemon Club subscribers have been sending me career pains, struggles and gripes in large numbers over the past four years. There are many things we as creatives struggle with, are confused by and just plain don’t understand. I...

/ December 3, 2013

12 Ways to Amp Up Your Creative Career by Doing Less

There is no doubt that as a wider society, we are putting more emphasis on more than ever before. We want to achieve more and take on more things, have more, live more and see more. The diminishing of real threats...

/ October 28, 2013

11 Things Most Other People Never Do that You Can Do to Win Amazing Clients

Do you do what everyone else does? With so many products and services flying around out there, you’d do well to stand out to attract the fans and buyers who need you. People are responding to this with various forms...

/ October 8, 2013

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

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...

/ July 29, 2013

11 Reasons Important People Ignore Your Emails, and How to Fix This

Getting ahead inevitably requires communicating with the right people, especially influential ones. But it's not always easy to get through or even get noticed. Read our comic for ideas that could help you succeed: Read more on '11 Reasons Why...

/ July 22, 2013