The reason you got into your creative field was that you are passionate about the art. But by now you’ve realized that being a successful creative involves much more than the actual creating.
You are not a freelancer. Stop thinking of yourself as a hired gun paid by the hour. You’re not just the person who makes things. You know you do way more than that, and it’s time you start acting like it.
It’s time you start to think of yourself as an independent business owner who manages overhead, profit margins, and other people. Snap out of the freelancer mindset and see what you’re really capable of.
Learn business and negotiation skills to build a sustainable business and keep a steady stream of prospective clients.
Act like a business owner. Be more confident in your sales conversations and understand your value.
Finally understand what clients are saying, and speak on their same level to use to your advantage.
There’s nothing wrong with freelancing. But if you’re letting the title prevent you from growing, it’s time to change the way you view yourself. In this lecture, you’ll learn to erase the assumptions you have surrounding business, negotiation, and value to build a sustainable business—all while keeping your creative soul alive.