by David Strauss, FstoppersOne of the most difficult aspects of professional photography is dealing with business. This will help… “It can be hard to be a business owner who is prone to shyness and introversion,” says a Shapr user named Gwendolyn, who owns a portrait photography service. She’s voicing a universal concern, particularly among many professional […]Read more "This App Connects Photographers to Endless Business Opportunities"
By: Harley David Rubin Would YOU like a job you can do from home, in your jammies, on your own schedule? Doesn’t that sound great? Then consider becoming a freelancer! Just know — there’s no starting salary, no benefits, no support staff, and no free coffee. And no clients or leads. But if you follow my […]Read more "Your 6 Step Guide to Going Freelance"
By: Paul MacFarlane This is a message for ad agencies, marketing firms, consultants, freelancers, and everyone who buys or sells a service. Hmmm. That means you and me. Almost always, a freelancer or consultant is asked what their “hourly rate” is. Even smaller firms are routinely asked this question by their clients. You might even […]Read more "Don’t Sell Your Time, Sell Your Value"
By Matt McCue, Behance 99U “If you don’t take full advantage of the schedule flexibility that self-employment allows, you’re doing it wrong.” Vacations are a minefield for independent creatives. While the full-time, salaried workforce can take holidays and still get paid, freelancers have to tread carefully—taking time off means not making money. And it’s not […]Read more "5 Ways Freelance Creatives Make Unpaid Time-Off Work"
January 6, 2016 by Nicole Fenton 99u Insights on making ideas happen by Bēhance About pages are hard. You have one page to summarize who you are, what you do, and how you’re different in a clear, concise, and confident way. No big deal! Just tell us why you matter in two to five paragraphs, […]Read more "How To Write an “About Me” Page That Gets You Hired"
February 11, 2015 by Reporters United Reporters United is a Global marketplace to buy and sell Editorial Videos. Every day our worldwide network of professional video reporters, photographers and citizen journalists publishes photos and videos. Using our website, they upload their stories and hundreds of leading editors from media outlets all over the world are […]Read more "Reporters United: Make Money for Your Footage"
December 12, 2014 by Ben Whisenhunt via LinkedIn Group “Film & Video Editor” Ben Whisenhunt Freelance Producer/Editor via LinkedIn user’s group “Film & Video Editor” writes: “Are there any websites out there for freelancer to find work that don’t completely destroy the industry? It seems that almost all of the work is bid work, budgets […]Read more "Freelancer Websites to Find Work"