The Business of Creatives: Class Recommendations
“But I am an ar-tist!” *said in the most uppity voice possible*
Well sister, you may be an artist, but if you want to be successful, I’m learning that you have to be a business-minded person as well. I wanted to compile a few classes for you that have been so interesting to me as I start to learn the business side of being creative.
Of course the classes are on Skillshare because I’m obsessed, but if you use my link, you can get 2 months free! It is COMPLETELY worth it. Yes, I felt it necessary to use all caps. I’m only slightly yelling at you in a friendly way.
In this class, Dylan goes over three different real-life projects that she was commissioned to do. The class is long, but full of valuable information regarding client correspondence, pricing your work, and the nitty gritty of completing a commission.
Peggy Dean discusses how to appropriately price your work so you don’t undervalue yourself. As a beginner in this world of freelance work, I had no idea where to start on pricing my work. Do I charge by the hour? By the project? I’m new at this. Am I charging someone to much? Am I worth it? All those questions answered.
Yep, another class by Dylan M. Really guys, she is incredibly thorough and doesn’t hide anything from you, which is why I love her classes. This one is a little dry, but so important when you are trying to figure out how to print your work. Thankfully, Dylan’s voice is pleasant, so I didn’t mind listening to her talk for an hour and a half at all! Instead of just printing trial-by-error style, watch her class, and be happy with your printed work.
Skillshare offers a ton of different classes about the business of creatives, but these three are among my favorites. Remember, use my link to get 2 months free!