I never wanted to be a starving artist. So while I was in art school I spent countless hours studying, researching, and attempting ways to make a living with art. By the time I graduated I was a full-time freelancer. A year later I had paid off nearly $40,000 in student loans and traveled overseas for three months, all from my freelancing income.
In this 5 hour long lecture I share everything I know about freelancing. Learn from my mistakes, make the most of my successes, and maybe be amused by my occasional stupidity.
Start living your dream. I can show you how.
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- How do I break into the industry?
- How much should I charge?
- What should I put in my portfolio?
- Am I too old to start?
- How do I deal with bad clients?
- Do I need a contract?
- Should I work for free?
- How do I know if I'm ready?
- What if my client doesn't pay?
- How do I start networking?
- Should I go to art school?
- ...and many more.
I have to tell you—I cannot recommend this enough. While it is primarily aimed at the aspiring or student artist, there is actually information that can be of use to artists of many different levels. I found the offering to be clear, concise, and very honest about the “job” of being a freelance artist. There is a ton of information that will help you go from “aspire” to “hired” …or at least, have a better idea of the time, energy, and some ideas on how to get there.
This is NOT a feel good, motivational speech. This is NOT a cheerleading section to make you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy about your career choice. This is 5 hours of content that contains some of the most honest appraisals about what it takes to make a career for yourself—it clearly lays out the challenges, and provides ideas for overcoming those hurdles. In my mind, this is priceless information!
Senior Creative Director at Wizards of the Coast
"In art school, we all “knew” that establishing ourselves as working professionals would be difficult. Our teachers would try to temper our expectations by telling us that, statistically speaking, essentially all of us would fail.
We thought that with hard work and persistence we would be exceptions to the rule, but we received little guidance in how to apply ourselves to the business side of illustration. Noah’s lecture provided a more effective rundown of freelancing basics than four years of art school.
Many of my instructors established themselves so long ago that they could offer little specific advice about getting started in the modern environment. Noah effectively describes both the basic methods and the mindset required to find work, build your brand, and interact with clients and the creative community. It made me reassess the manner in which I presented my work and myself.
So buy the video."
I would like to formally thank Noah Bradley for creating his Art of Freelancing lecture. It is one of the most informative and affordable resources on the internet today that explains the business aspects of being a freelance concept artist and illustrator. I have been a practicing illustrator for two years part time and since November of 2011 I have decided to take the courage to run a full-time concept art and illustration business. His video explains all the methods of marketing and also ways to make sure that your work is good enough to market. I always knew that marketing was essential but Noah Bradley explains in detail how proper marketing and targeted marketing really can make a freelance artists career successful. Since listening to his lecture I have applied some of his techniques and my work has grown but not only this I have gained some new clients and opportunities as an illustrator and concept artist, even in my hometown Adelaide.
Noah has also helped me and answered emails in a friendly and helpful manner giving me career advice and not only is his artwork fantastic but his business knowledge and marketing techniques are great tools for this challenging field. I recommend his lecture to anyone and again thank you so much Noah Bradley.
Concept artist, illustrator, writer
Concept artist, illustrator, writer
What you get
- 5 hour lecture on freelancing (.mp4 format in a .zip archive | 422MB)
- 2 hour supplemental Q&A video (.mp4 format in a .zip archive | 397MB)
- Access to an extensive (and constantly updated) list of freelancing resources
- Subscription to an exclusive mailing list that will feature FAQs and supplemental content
100% money back guarantee
I am 100% certain that you will love this lecture and learn so much from it. If you are at all dissatisfied, contact me and I will return the full purchase price.
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The Art of Freelancing has helped many young artists start their freelancing careers. I've compiled a small sampling of the testimonies I've received from people who have been helped.
I would like to thank all of the people who have helped me along the way towards my freelancing career. I only hope that by helping others through this video I might properly thank all of the people who helped me early on.
And despite the catchy subtitle: you taught me a lot, Sterling.