For those of you who are dabbling with the notion of starting your own craft or design business the new book, Creative, Inc. The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business by Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho is the book for you. These ladies know what they are doing and I’ve been following their illustrious careers in the craft and design world for many years now. Meg is the author of Craft Inc and the Craft Inc. Business Planner and also has her own line of paper goods. Joy has her own line of paper goods as well and also maintains the Oh Joy! design blog. Illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, web designers, animators, and stylists – anyone in the creative world will love the various profiles of people working in the field and all their tips. I especially love the chapter on “Getting Paid” which goes into detail on how to make sure that you aren’t giving away your talents for free. You’ll learn how to figure out exactly how much you are worth based on your monthly expenses as well as how to estimate and invoice a project. The book also covers how to work with clients, how to market and publicize your work, and how to avoid creative burnout. Having your own business is not an easy task, but with the lessons and tips in Creative, Inc. you’ll be better prepared as you make your path.
Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will win a copy of Creative, Inc.. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by 5pm PST on Friday, September 3, 2010. The lucky winners will be chosen randomly and announced later on the site. Good luck!
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Thanks for stopping by today for Creative, Inc.’s blog tour. Here are the rest of dates:
Sept 3: Decor8
Sept 4: Kris Atomic
Sept 5: Grain Edit
Creative, Inc. Book Party
If you are in the San Francisco/Bay Area, don’t miss the Creative, Inc. Book Party at Candy Store Collective in the Mission next Thursday, Sept 9th. Details below!