Creative and Productivity Advice

How to Strike a Work–Life Balance as a Freelancer

freeringcircus | August 4, 2020

Ever noticed that most of the work–life balance advice articles floating around the Internet are geared toward 9-to-5ers? We have, too. First of all, this leaves our service industry friends out of the mix (we appreciate you!). Second, we freelancers …

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Tips for Personal Brand Marketing

freeringcircus | July 20, 2020

Everyone is talking about their personal brand and why it’s important, but it’s sometimes hard to know exactly what your personal brand is. Does it happen when you create your professional website? After you reach a certain number of …

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How to Use Social Media to Establish Your Personal Brand

freeringcircus | June 16, 2020

A personal brand is your reputation in your industry. As you might imagine, your social media presence plays a large role in that. Aligning your personal brand with your digital channels can be challenging, but your potential clients sniff out …

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Best Productivity Tools for Self-Care

freeringcircus | June 2, 2020

It may seem counter-intuitive, but your productivity increases in proportion with the amount of time you spend on self-care. That’s because we need to relax in order to recharge — and unlike a battery, there isn’t a maximum amount you …

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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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