Creative, Inc

Creative, Inc

The Ultimate Guide to Running A Successful Freelance Business

Book - 2010
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As the hipster classicCraft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice,Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780811871617
Branch Call Number: 658.041 Il
Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cho, Joy Deangdeelert


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Jan 04, 2013

Packed with real-life stories from freelance superstars, this book is a mostly useless resource for creatives who want to listen to how other people became successful by accident. Read about how "it just happened", "they worked their way up", and other vague anecdotes like "how they gave up high paying jobs in their field" and "clients just found them."

The useful things in this book include ways to determine your rates, how agents take 25-60% commission, and a checklist of business paperwork you need. (All easily found spending 10 minutes on Google).

Jun 12, 2012

Lots of helpful information for people wanting to get into freelancing! Great tips and advice from freelancers that are currently successful in their field of work. Easy and fun to read. Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in making a living as a freelance artist/graphic designer/photographer/etc.


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