As with Monochrome Mondays, now we’re going to have Fwd: Fridays. At the end of each week I’ll give you guys a quick summary of a great article I’ve read while on one of my daily excursions in the blogosphere.
To start off on the right foot, I’d like to share this well-thought opinion piece by the great folks of Public School. Jay Sauceda walks you through nine precise and straightforward points on how to deal with achieving success as creative freelancer.
You’ll find a lot of these types of articles all over the net, and while there are a lot of great ones, there’s also crappy advice out there. Jay’s article on the other hand, will remind you of the fundamentals we’re all somewhat aware of, but frequently forget. This includes being aware that there’s more to learn and not getting stuck on past successful methods.
Also, I would assume most people seeking to become self-sustained artists already have their work displayed on the net (if not, then start you can start right away, for free, on Flickr, Behance, Shownd, Carbonmade, Tumblr and many others) but as Jay emphasizes, make the effort of getting it to the right people instead of waiting for them to come across it.
Finally, things such a financial cushion, working in teams and being happy are all important in establishing oneself in this field of work.
There’s lots more in the article, so give it a read.