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How to Expand Your Creative Business: The ‘Daily Drop-By’ 30-Day Challenge

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Clients / Motivation / Promotion / Referrals

Landing new paid work for your creative enterprise can be bloody difficult. Whether you run a bigger creative company or you are a part-timer artist, the biggest challenge very often is to win new assignments or commissions. You've chosen to be your own boss rather than work under somebody else's rules. I hear ya. The freedom to decide when and where to work under your own terms is a delicious idea... ...But with freedom comes […]

18 Top Illustrators Tell Us Their Biggest Ideas on How to be Successful

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Creatives / Freelancing / Idea Generation / Interviews / Personal Development

Looking to those who have successfully found their way to where we are currently trying to navigate can provide an invaluable guide to avoiding the steep drops and dead ends that often come up to blindside us. There is never one singular route or clearly-etched map to carving out a fulfilling career as a successful creative professional. With every additional artist you approach, words of wisdom become more complex, nuanced, and unexpected. By putting together a series […]

How I Work with Top Clients and Gained Freedom by Building My Own ‘Village’

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Clients / Inspiration / Networking / Promotion

Becoming self-reliant needs to be one of - if not the biggest priority for everyone. Whether you are employed by someone else, run your own business, invest in other businesses, or work freelance, knowing what to do when you are on your own is vital. Self-reliance is freedom, and there are many things that contribute to your understanding of what is required of you to be totally free. Self-reliance does not mean living the life […]

What Three People Thought of Alex’s ‘Get Illustration Clients’ Course and Coaching

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Behind Scenes / Business / Clients

It's been a few months since I launched my 'How to Get Illustration Clients' course after working with various 'guinea pig' clients, not to mention learning from my own experiences as an illustrator over the last nine years. I got in touch with some of those who have worked with my strategies from the course so that you could get a sense of whether what I taught them, either through the online course or coaching, […]

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

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Creativity / Motivation / Productivity / Taking Action

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, taking action trumps all the planning and learning, fidgeting and worrying you will ever do. Art will not materialise, life will not get organised, connections will not be made, if you are not taking conscious […]

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

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Brand You / Business / Freelancing / General

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 thought it would be useful (and fun) to throw together a post that quickly answered some of the common issues and questions many of you have, in what I call a Quickfire Post. That’s right, […]