Ready-Set-Freelance

Should I Include It in My Portfolio?

Should I Include It in My Portfolio?

Run through this flow chart to decide whether to include something in your portfolio.

An Updated Ready, Set, Freelance Webinar

An Updated Ready, Set, Freelance Webinar

Learn to be a better freelancer. Justin and I will be presenting our webinar Ready, Set, Freelance on March 15

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should I Take the (Freelance) Job?

Should you take the (illustration, design, sculpture, painting, photograph, article, etc) job? Run through this chart to help you decide.

Speaking at RISD

Speaking at RISD

Ready, Set, Freelance April 12, 2016 6:30-8 p.m. in the Tap Room Justin and I are heading south to Providence on Tuesday to speak to students and alumni about freelancing. We’re rolling out our updated Ready, Set, Freelance presentation to give attendees a primer on what it means to be […]

Ed and Justin during the Ready, Set, Freelance! webinar

Post-Webinar (Ready, Set, Freelance)

Justin and I had a great time talking with the RISD (and beyond) community during our webinar Ready, Set, Freelance. The attendees sent us great questions during and after the webinar. Here are some examples that might help you: Q: When it comes to an agreement with a client, how […]

Webinar: Ready, Set, Freelance!

Webinar: Ready, Set, Freelance!

On January 23, Justin and I will be hosting the webinar Ready, Set, Freelance! for RISD Alumni Relations. The webinar is open to anyone. Ready, Set, Freelance! was originally conceived as a live presentation (you know, in front of people rather than a computer screen) and we’re excited to be able […]

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

One of the first decisions a creative professional makes upon starting their business is deciding on a name for the company. It’s also often one made in haste while a bank associate is setting up a business bank account. Since it’s literally the identity of you and your business, it’s important to give it some thought beforehand. For creative businesses, the naming […]

An EIN: A Simple Way to Protect Yourself

An EIN: A Simple Way to Protect Yourself

Even a freelancer who does a small amount of business will at some point have a client who is going to need a W9 form so that they can report their payments to you on their taxes. For many of us, this means filling out a simple federal form with […]