If you’re a creative freelancer or small business owner, one of the biggest challenges you face is staying on top of the financial side of things – while at the same time carving out enough time and mental space to do your best creative work.
So I’ve teamed up with Sarah Thelwall to record a 75-minute audio seminar to help you tackle both of these challenges. It’s called 5 Essential Money Skills for Creative People and it won’t cost you a penny.
Sarah is an expert on financial management for creative businesses, and the founder of MyCake, an online toolkit to help creative entrepreneurs manage their money.
The audio seminar follows on from my new ebook, 5 Big Mistakes Creative People Make with Money (just click on that link to download it) which tells the story of Jay and Oscar, two creative people with the world at their feet, whose careers take very different directions because of their different attitudes to the ‘money question’.
While the ebook describes the problems, the audio seminar gives you the solutions – Sarah and I go through each ‘money mistake’ in turn and show you what to do instead to build a thriving and sustainable creative business.
Topics we cover include:
- How to earn a good living from your creativity without selling out
- What Mozart thought about money
- How keeping regular accounts can change your life (seriously)
- Why your reasons for charging low fees are almost certainly bad ones
- What to do about crap clients
- Why you shouldn’t try to sell to everyone
- How to keep your expenses in check
This is what one listener had to say about it:
“Days later, your free audio that I listened to keeps re-appearing in various ways. For one: integrity in my finances monthly. My sense of my self worth has increased. Ideas for marketing are arriving daily as I am still while working. I noticed a BIG time issue of selling my work vs ‘the tax man’ and filling out year end forms. (Old mindset: Why sell? Just keep creating. NEW mindset: you are so gifted: SHARE your gift.)
“You two are awesome! Thank you.”
You can get a free copy of the audio seminar (with full transcript) on this page.