Freelancing, or being a soloprenuer, shouldn’t be free. In fact, it shouldn’t be anywhere near free. We know how difficult it can be to get paid well, find bigger clients, and manage everything yourself. We know because we’ve been there and made it through the other side. This page is full of resources that we wish we had then.

Freelance & Solopreneur Business Health Check

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It’s so common to be swept up in the day to day hustle that you lose sight of the big picture issues that may be getting in the way of your freelance success. That’s why we created this helpful questionnaire: By answering a few key questions, you can begin to understand what areas to celebrate, and which ones need attention.

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Featured Contents


THE PERFECT PROPOSAL

This is everything you need to craft effective proposals that win jobs and close leads. Remove the guesswork and rely on our decades of experience with closing millions of dollars worth of new design business.

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THE BRAND MESSAGING KIT

A brand is defined by a person’s gut feeling about a product, service or organization. You can’t control what someone feels about your brand, but you can influence it.

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CORE STRATEGY KIT

Defining brands and designing websites taken to the next level. That is what CORE is all about. This is what agencies like Blind are able to do. It is not taught in school. We show you how.

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WHAT TO WATCH


We’ve selected a few highlights that you need to see, kicking off with a four-part series that gets down and dirty on the subject of money.

Our YouTube channel is bursting at the seams with hard-to-tackle subjects like finding bigger clients, getting paid more for your projects, getting paid on time, and hiring your first employee. It’s all out there for you, free!

Looking to give back? One of the most important things you can do for us is simply subscribe to our channel, which you can do here:

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RECOMMENDED PLAYLIST


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“As of yesterday, I just won my first 8k contract!! My highest paying contract to date.”

– Maece S.

WHAT TO READ


Futur Daily Design Initiative

A little while ago, I came upon the amazing collaboration between Kodak Film and Girl Skateboards and it brought me down memory lane. This was such a genius idea to mash-up two iconic brands in unexpected ways. I was drawn to the simplicity, typography, colors and distinctive graphics. Meanwhile, I had spoken to some amazing guests on The Futur and they all seemed to echo the same message—work on personal projects. This was vital to being an artist. We heard GMUNK, Elizabeth Carey Smith and Baugasm all say essentially the same thing. As I was searching for something that I…
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Eternal Optimist Handel Eugene

Being the child of an immigrant makes the creative path a difficult one. A lot of sacrifices have been made, and, often times, families don’t want to accept any career path outside of the Doctor/Lawyer safe zone. Chris has walked this path himself, so that gave him an instant connection with his guest, Handel Eugene, the son of Haitian immigrants. Handel has proven his talent to his parents, though, by creating a successful career for himself, most recently working on films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther. Chris and Eugene discuss the path from being a dreamer to being a…
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Ten Business Books All Creatives Need to Read

Have you read article Ten Things You Should Do Now To Get More Clients? TLDR? Just give us the booklist already. Okay. You’ve seen my booklist before, but if I had to pick just 10, here’s my list for the top ten essential business books all creatives need to read. Business philosopher, Jim Rohn, writes in his book, 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness, “Income rarely exceeds personal development.” If that’s true, you have a lot of work to do. If you want to charge more, become more valuable, come up with better solutions, then you need to know more.…
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WHAT TO HEAR


How To Ask For New Business w/ Jose Caballer

Sales, lead generation, closing, confidence, trust. Chris and Jose talk about closing deals in the Creative Business World. Click below to open iTunes and listen:

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Death: Life’s greatest gift w/ Alex Preston

Waking up everyday knowing you will die— This is how Alex Preston gained the courage to create his highly successful video game – Hyper Light Drifter. Click below to open iTunes and listen:

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Vincent S - The Futur

“Get ready to be inspired, supported and grow!”

– Vincent S.