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Need help with your illustration career for the New Year?

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You started off your freelance illustration business with lots of fire and high expectations. One month passes by, half a year passes by and then a full year passes by and with not much work is coming in; you start to doubt yourself. “Am I good enough? Can I continue? Should I just get a real job like everyone else?”

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How much should I charge for my illustration services?

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How much should I charge for my illustration services? I get this question a lot! I know it can be intimidating to quote your clients when you are new to the freelance world so hopefully I can ease some of

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Learn to Say “NO” to BAD Freelance Contracts.

As a freelance illustrator, I still remember the excitement I got from getting commissions from well-known magazines when I first started my freelance business. Here’s what I didn’t know… “The Larger The Company, The More Rights They Usually Want From

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GOOGLE+ FOR YOUR FREELANCE ILLUSTRATION BUSINESS

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An Interview with Social Media Expert, Alex Mathers. There’s been so much talk about Google+ but as an illustrator, I wanted to know what it could do for my business. “How Could Google+ Be Used To Grow My Freelance Illustration

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Posted in Self Promotion, The Business of Illustration

All YOUR Questions About Freelance Illustration Answered.

I often get questions from students who are interested in becoming a freelance illustrator or artist and want to know more about my journey as a freelancer. I decided to share my responses on this blog and hopefully provide more

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3 Contract Terminology Freelance Illustrators Should Know About

This article was originally sent out only to the Drawing for Dollars newsletter subscribers. However, based on the positive feedback received and the lack of information on freelance contracts online, I made the decision to elaborate on the article and

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