School: Studied Art at College Of The Canyons in California; completed Associate degree in 2006 Career: Artist, male, 10 years of experience, currently based in Colorado
Best & Worst Things About This Career
As reported by people currently doing the job
"The best thing about this position is that I can stay home with my two kids and two animals and earn some income at the same time. It was very challenging trying to find a job that would work around my husband's unpredictable schedule (and frustrating as well). So it was nice to be able to stay home and do something I love and earn some much needed income. One of the worst things is the clients that don't respond to messages or stiff you on payment. It's very rough sometimes. You need to be careful about how you conduct business. Ask for half down before starting a project so you know they're serious."
School : SLLC in Visual Arts Career: Freelance Artist, currently based in Utah;
Tips for Succeeding in This Career
Helpful info from insiders
"Well first of all, study marketing and how to self promote. Do lots of research on different freelancing sites and places to display your work. Odds are clients will come from all places, so the more work you have out, the wider your reach and possibilities of landing a job/commission. Make sure you protect yourself by having an invoicing program or billing program. It is mandatory to conduct your business like a large business, even though it's just yourself. Never undersell yourself. There are so many positives to being a Freelancer, but it is tough and a constant struggle to land jobs. But it's worth the effort."