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"Kristen Fischer's book is crammed with practical, road-tested tips, strategies, and real-world examples for creating a successful solo business. If you want to start earning more doing the work you...
"Kristen Fischer's book is crammed with practical, road-tested tips, strategies, and real-world examples for creating a successful solo business. If you want to start earning more doing the work you love for clients who truly value your worth, read and apply the information in this wonderful guide."
--Ed Gandia, coauthor of The Wealthy Freelancer, founder of the International Freelancers Academy
"Kristen has written an essential and timeless knowledge resource for the freelancing community."
--Von Glitschka, illustrative designer, author of Vector Basic Training
Many creative professionals focus too much on their artistic abilities and too little on their business interests. In When Talent Isn't Enough, copywriter and journalist Kristen Fischer offers powerful strategies and practical stories from some of today's most prominent creative leaders to help you thrive. The result: an easy-to-read guide that covers all aspects of launching and managing a successful business for any creative entrepreneur or solo practitioner.
When Talent Isn't Enough offers savvy and easy-to-apply business advice for writers, designers, and artists who want to:
Author's Note 11
Foreword Kari Chapin 13
Chapter 1 It Takes More Than Talent 17
Chapter 2 It Starts With Your Vision 37
Chapter 3 Lessons in Legalese 69
Chapter 4 Finances for Freelancers 87
Chapter 5 Will You Be My Client? 111
Chapter 6 Talking Up Your Talent 127
Chapter 7 Connecting With Clients 145
Chapter 8 Setting Boundaries 155
Chapter 9 The Well-Rounded Freelancer 167
Chapter 10 Long-Term Talent 179
Chapter 11 Business on the Side 195
About the Author 223