To succeed in business as a freelance creative requires shifting from functioning solely as a creative — an illustrator, a designer, a photographer, a copywriter, an artist — to functioning as the owner of a creative business. In this episode I share half a dozen shifts we need to make in how we think about what we’re doing, and why.
What do you do when a client wants to treat you as an employee rather than an independent freelance business owner? I answer two questions from freelancers dealing with this conundrum: the first centers on a retainer agreement and the second is dealing with a performance review. I present the case for why you’re not an employee, and ways you can respond if you find yourself working with a client who wants control. A third question deals with how to protect your work during a creative review.
How and why we freelance creatives need to manage expectations.
Some warning signs freelancers tend to overlook because they want the project.
Are you using a creative brief in your project development process? The creative brief helps your clients trust you better for a variety of reasons. In this episode I share what a brief is and how your client relationships and freelance business can benefit by using them.
The hidden costs for freelancers if the ABC test isn’t removed from the PRO Act. The PRO Act, which is now included in the massive
Anticipate and plan ahead to respond well in any circumstance. Things don’t always go the way you planned, especially when it’s more than just you
As a freelance creative, you get to design your own success. Your whole life relies on your ability to achieve your professional objectives, so success isn’t optional. Setting significant goals is one of the most powerful things you can do to accelerate your business. Here are essential insights and a strategic approach to goal-setting that can help you ensure success and longevity.
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