The one on the left is the artist who gets all kinds of opportunities, collaborates with all kinds of interesting clients and whose work keeps surprising you with its originality. The one on the right chases after the next gig, the next paycheck, the next trend.
I don't want you to be another average hustler.
Over the next five weeks I'm going to give you personalized feedback to set up a profitable and productive freelance business specific to you. In addition to reviewing your materials, I'm here to answer any freelance questions you have.
As a full time creative freelancer myself, I'm not affiliated with any schools so you can be sure my feedback is honest and based only on my experience.
Each week I will ask you to submit assignments for review. Using the framework laid out in the course, I tailor your feedback to help you a) get market-rate paid work as quickly as possible, and b) plan and complete your personal creative project.
There is way too much information out there about freelancing. Articles, books, podcasts - your personal path can easily end up just a sequence of jumping from one new idea to the next. This course offers a clear roadmap to building your creative freelance business.
Let's see how this course compares with other freelance courses out there:
|Other freelance courses|
|Designed specifically for creatives||Generic freelance advice|
|Created by a full time freelancer working in a creative field
||Created by those who make their money creating courses|
|Personalized feedback through built-in mentorship||No feedback|
|Focus on building a long-term freelance business||Focus on short-term techniques to hustle for clients|
|Assignments to put into practice||Passive consumption of videos|
|Starts with the most direct way of landing clients||Touches on every possible avenue of landing clients|
|No social media required||Make you sign up for all the social media accounts|
|Focus on creating quality work with unique personal vision||Focus on blasting out mediocre "content"|
|Clear five-week roadmap for creative freelancers developed through years of trial and error||Cobbled-together freelance advice from articles and books|
The course breaks down a creative freelance business into two areas: paid client work and the development of a personal creative vision. Let's take a closer look at the steps involved.
Outlast and outcompete the hustlers by developing strategies for the long term.
Attract (instead of having to seek out) opportunities because of your particular creative vision.
Create original works and dictate trends instead of chasing them.
Build a website where your pitch, portfolio and layout are tightly related and proactively sell your services to potential clients.
Self-diagnose and evaluate your work against others in a productive way.
Methodically lay out a strategy to improve your portfolio, without getting lost in the addictive and pricey rabbithole of online art education.
Learn how to formulate and plan out substantial six-week personal projects that you will bring to completion.
Pitch to clients directly and know when to expand into different avenues like networking or social media marketing.
Integrate both client and personal sides of your business into a daily schedule.