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These days, if you’re a photographer, you are also a small business owner by default. For better or worse, in this age of perpetual downsizing, knowing how to run a business is as least as important as knowing how to make an image.
In fact, all creative professionals need good business advice now. Photographers are doing marketing jobs, art directors are doing design work … the more we think about it, the more it seems that everyone should be sharing as much advice as possible.
Sites like Freelance Switch and The 99% provide great insights for freelance and self-employed creative professionals. But we know there is simply too much information on this topic for any one person to keep track of. So we’re trying a little experiment — and we need your help.
We’re asking you, the smartest creative professionals we know, what is the best advice you’ve gotten this week that has helped you improve your business? Tweet us @liveBooks when you find a gem and we’ll feature our favorites every Wednesday in a post on RESOLVE (plus Twitter and Facebook, of course).
So why would you want to help us write our post? We like to think of it as creative community karma. You spend a minute or two sending us a tweet, we post it along with your information, someone finds your tweet helpful, and maybe next week they tweet one of your posts, or you find something invaluable someone else has sent in. If it works, it will be crowd-sourcing at its best. (And if it doesn’t, we’ll try something else!)