The Rebel Artist’s Manifesto

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13 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work for Free (Even if Oprah Calls)

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard one of these familiar stories:Revolva's reponse to "The Life You Want" Tour

  • “We’d love to have you as part of our event, but we don’t have a budget.”
  • “You’ll be in the newspaper and our flier. It will be great exposure!”
  • “Submit your work to our contest, we’ll feature the best entry at our upcoming event.”
  • “We can’t pay you, but it’s for a great cause!”

Whatever reason they give, the bottom line is the same: they want you to work for free.

They expect you to be excited to see your name in print or on a marquee.

They imagine that you’d love donating your time, effort, and years of training in exchange for a shot at the honor that comes from winning their contest.

Worst case scenario, they want you to market their event in the weeks prior, reserve a big part of your day, drive, park, lug your stuff, pack, unpack, pack and unpack again, and donate the work you’ve poured your heart and soul into for a good part of your life – all for a vague promise of “exposure.”

You might even think it’ll be worth it. Maybe you love the cause. Maybe you think it will increase your standing and visibility in the community.

Besides, there’s always that miniscule chance that some amazing and fantastic opportunity will come out of a random introduction. You can’t really afford to stay home, can you?

Or can you?

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07 – Succeeding at Multiple Creative Passions with Bob Baker [Podcast]

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Show Summary

Do you have so many interests that it’s hard to decide what to work on next?

Do you struggle to get your work out consistently?

In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay podcast, prolific writer/musician/artist/comedian Bob Baker talks about deciding between multiple passions, finishing projects, learning to create on cue, and overcoming fear to get your work out to the world.

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06 – PR Basics for Creatives with Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR [Podcast]

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11 Compelling Reasons Creatives Should Teach (And 7 Signs You Shouldn’t)

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[Read to the end of today’s post to get details of a free half-hour coaching bonus ($99 value) that I’m offering to any of my readers who sign up for Danny Iny’s Course Builder’s Laboratory (aff.) before Thursday, January 29th, 2015.] Do you have so many paying customers that you’re turning people away? Are folks pounding […]

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05- How Creatives Succeed Without Industry Approval with Cartoonist, Author Hugh MacLeod [Podcast]

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7 Lessons From the Craig Wayne Boyd School of Overnight Creative Success

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You’ve wondered. Admit it. How some people get the breaks and the attention. How did that performer land that audition or appointment with the industry rep? How did that writer, speaker, designer, or cartoonist come from out of nowhere to suddenly being everywhere? How did that contestant impress the judges and manage to stand out […]

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