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Art for Money is a small and mighty volume that covers the essentials every creative freelancer needs to know about making a living and growing their business—in under 100 pages.
You might be a photographer, engineer, writer, designer, makeup artist, or any kind of freelance worker, contractor, or consultant. Or maybe you have a company job but dream of working for yourself. Chances are you’re interested in creating and a little unsure about billing, proposals, calendar management, how to set up an LLC—and if you can do it all yourself. Have you ever wished creatives like you had a coach, companion, or career center to turn to? The ten short chapters of this book are for you.
Michael Ardelean packs 13 years of creative and business experience into this short book, distilling everything he’s learned about thriving financially as an artist. Art for Money will teach you:
- The benefits of freelancing
- How to know if establishing a business is right for you, and how to do it
- How to price your work
- How not to feel guilty about charging what you’re worth
- How to write a professional proposal
- How to build fantastic client relationships—and what to do when relationships are difficult
- How to get paid on time
- How to network and grow your business
Art for Money is approachable, actionable, and written for creatives by a creative who’s seen it all. You’ve already figured out how to be great at what you do. If you’re ready to become financially successful, too, the time you spend with this small book might be the best investment you’ve ever made in yourself.
“I reached out to Mike for help… Then he sent over the book you’re about to read. After that, my income tripled.” —Angela Fink, an early reader