Creative and Productivity Advice

How to Get Started with Self-Publishing Online

freeringcircus | May 25, 2020

If you love to write and have great ideas to share, you’ve probably thought about starting a blog. Blogs are almost as old as the World Wide Web, but for years, they had a somewhat well-deserved reputation as an online …

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How to Develop Your Art Business

freeringcircus | May 3, 2020

As many creative people experience layoffs and furloughs, they’re wondering if and how they can monetize their art. Many of them already worked for theaters, theme parks, agencies, publications, or other companies, so they know a bit about business. However, …

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How to Price Your Work

freeringcircus | April 7, 2020

If you’re new to being a creative professional or are starting a creative side hustle, you might be wondering what you should charge. You want to be compensated fairly for your work, but you also don’t want to drive away …

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How to Motivate Yourself to Be Creative

freeringcircus | April 5, 2020

It’s a difficult time for people around the world as we deal with the pandemic. If you’re feeling pressure to produce creative work, whether for your new online business or as a means of self-care, you might find that it’s …

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The Artist’s Guide to Dealing With Covid-19

freeringcircus | March 22, 2020

It’s a difficult time for artists. As theatres and galleries have shuttered across the world and countless events have been cancelled, creative people are finding a dearth of opportunities to make a living from their art. Thanks to Covid-19, we’ve …

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Why You Need A Creative Coach

freeringcircus | March 19, 2020

Being an artist is hard work. We face crippling self-doubt as naysayers tell us we “should have gotten a real job.” We struggle to command enough money for our art, with even aerialists being offered a mere $25-50 — or …

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The Apps All Creative People Need

freeringcircus | March 14, 2020

Best Apps for Creative People in 2020

As a creative person, you likely have a lot of apps that you use to do your work. Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud, Final Cut, Affinity… but creative professionals need a little something more. Your …

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Organization Tips for Your Home Office or Studio

freeringcircus | March 2, 2020

There’s nothing quite like creative chaos… until it takes over your life and you find yourself scrambling to find a pencil, a pen, anything to write with. You settle on a broken crayon and wonder how you let your home …

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How to Create a Media Kit

freeringcircus | February 26, 2020

While word-of-mouth and ad campaigns are great ways to promote your business, there’s something to be said for the classic method of a good old-fashioned press release. It may seem outdated (who reads newspapers anymore?) but you’d be surprised by …

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How to Hire a Ghostwriter

freeringcircus | February 19, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, ghostwriters aren’t just for celebrities who want to release a memoir or publish a bestseller. Anyone can benefit from having a ghostwriter, whether you want a byline in a major magazine, a cover letter for your …

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