Creative, Inc

Creative, Inc

The Ultimate Guide to Running A Successful Freelance Business

Book - 2010
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Taking the Leap meets Craft, Inc. in this guide to turning a creative talent into a profitable business. Creative, Inc. has even broader appeal than Craft, Inc. with terrific info for all sorts of creative types, not just crafters. The unique marriage of business plus creative gives this guide a spin that readers won't find in other business books. Illustrated by Nantaka Joy of Oh Joy! and written by Meg Mateo IIasco, successful freelance designer and author, this book not only talks the talk, it walks the walk! The US Small Business Administration estimates that 50 percent of small businesses fail within their first five years. Lack of planning can derail success. Creative, Inc. helps freelancers avoid this pitfall. In these tough economic times, more and more people are choosing - or being forced - to turn their creative passions into businesses. This book is perfect for creative types ages 20 - 45 who are part of the 9.5 % of unemployed Americans or are sick of the daily grind and want to start a freelance business using their creative talent.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9780811871617
0811871614
Branch Call Number: 658.041 Il
Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Cho, Joy Deangdeelert

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trinajg
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).

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krazyk
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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