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IT'S A LIVING: Surviving as a Freelancer in the 21st Century, The Ultimate Guide to Success for Artists and Creative Professionals [Print Replica] Kindle Edition
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND WORK FOR YOURSELF
★★★★★ "The Artist's Way for the 21st century!"
Whether you want to quit your 9-5 job to be self-employed or you want to streamline your career to be more efficient, IT'S A LIVING is for you!
According to this year's most comprehensive study, there are over 57 million freelancers in the U.S. alone and growing. The largest segment of that freelance community is made up of artists and creative professionals such as designers, writers, filmmakers, etc. The appeal to become self-employed is global. Statistically, freelancers make more money per hour than traditional employees. More and more each year, Millennial and Generation Z women and men are choosing freelancing instead of traditional employment. It's a great way to have a flexible lifestyle and be your own boss. Schools don't teach what you learn in the field and it's intimidating to embark into uncharted territory. That's why this self-help guide is extremely beneficial! Cristian has been a full-time artist for over 17 years, working in Canada and the U.S., and owned an art school in the process. He wrote IT'S A LIVING to help creative people make a happy and successful living on their own terms!
With a focus on developing a diverse set of skills to be able to survive and thrive as a freelancer, Cristian also encourages you to adopt a healthy diet and exercise regiment, as well as a work schedule that's designed for maximum productivity. The book also provides sales techniques for winning online commissions on apps like Upwork and Fiverr and strategies for negotiating contracts with clients. The “online” chapter is the most extensive, providing templates for bidding on projects and addressing other aspects of working online, like escrow, disputes, arbitration, outsourcing, and more. Soft skills, such as professional etiquette and choosing the right meeting locations, are prioritized as much as hard skills like artistic excellence and always over-delivering (on both). Self-marketing and branding are also explored, as well as resources for creating residual income on print-on-demand platforms and through online courses. What's more, Cristian dives deep into what makes us artists and why it's important to be true to yourself in the pursuit of your destiny. Stylistically, it's important to note that IT'S A LIVING tells a story in a very literate way. It analyses even why we're artists, by exposing Cristian's unique and tumultuous journey. This book is for everyone that aspires to become the complete package -a great artist, a reliable professional, a smart business person, a good provider, and a valuable and friendly member of our community.
“IT'S A LIVING” is truly a great read for freelance artists and creative professionals!
This non-fiction book is beautifully-adorned with many of Cristian's best artworks. The Kindle edition displays all the works in full colour, while the paperback features black and white art and photos on quality cream paper! The hardcover is also in black and white on creamy satin pages, with a blue cotton hardcover, gold foil lettering, and a wraparound dust-jacket!
Purchase your copy today, in the best format for you, and inspire yourself toward a beautiful life and career as a professional artist!
Praise for Cristian S. Aluas and IT'S A LIVING
"Working with Cristian was a delightful experience! Every aspect of the project was completed with the utmost professionalism. His dedication to delivering a polished finished product was apparent in every interaction we had."
-Harvard Business School
"Fact-filled book... unpretentious... and very relatable."
-Norman Pirollo, Pirollo Design
"Told with equal parts personal narrative, common-sense how-to, and nuts-and-bolts failures and successes, you will learn what to do, what to avoid, and how to ultimately achieve success in this challenging, unique, and ever-more popular and expanding freelance world we live in."
-Michael Mohr, Pushcart Prize-Nominated Writer and Freelance Editor
About the Author
- ASIN : B07YVBT9WG
- Publisher : Masterpiece Publishing (December 8, 2019)
- Publication date : December 8, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 24078 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,448,806 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you are an artist who is struggling to make a living, BUY THIS BOOK! You can thank me later!