5 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY AS A CREATIVE
It’s the first day of the last day of the month (scream emoji) and we’re sure some or your bank accounts are not looking as cute as you’d like them to.
So what are you going to do to make sure you can end 2021 on a good note with enough money to treat yourself to that Adobe subscription or new sewing machine?
Swipe for five easy ways you can make money as a creative brought to you by people making money in the creative industry (smile emoji)
Ready to take notes…
Trybe’s Tuesday Opportunities
If you haven’t applied to at least one of Trybe’s Tuesday Opportunities, I’m just going to assume you don’t like being paid for your skills. Every Tuesday, Trybe share paid opportunities for African creatives on IG and Twitter. Yes, EVERY TUESDAY!
Don’t Work for Free
I’ve passed that stage where I work for no money. It just doesn’t make sense for me anymore. I have 5+ years of experience, a very good portfolio and CV, and zero time to take on clients that can’t pay.
Have a rate card ready to send
Don’t waste time doing back and forth on prices. You’re probably not the only person the client is talking to about work. Send them your rate card with your prices and services clearly listed. It will make it quicker and easier for them to make a decision, and makes you look more professional.!
If you really, really need the money, offer discounts. Say: “Normally this service is $500 but I’m doing a “first time buyer” offer at $250. Make sure your invoice shows that a discount has been applied.
Coach, Mentor, Train
I’ve made so much money teaching people how to do what I do. Online workshops have become so much easier to set up since COVID and you can train and mentor people from all over the world.
share your tips
What’s the most successful way you’ve made money this year? Let us know in the comments so we can make some money too!