Hello and welcome to freelance artists blog, this is my first post though I will post on a regular basis as well I will bring in new members from Facebook, Blogger, Linkedin, Twitter and even sites like Squidoo and as well others about freelance art, freelance artists, where to get freelance jobs, how to further your self and promote yourself as and artist. To start being a freelance artist is not easy, there is so many things that you need to know and as well getting recognition is not something that just occurs. In order to begin your career as a freelance artist and doing freelance artwork for a living there are many things that are important and as well your art instructors did not explain or tell you about. In the next few months I will go over and explain many things that you should be doing or should have already done, and these are just the things that many miss, but are important to your career as a freelance artist. First off we as artists do this work because it is something that we love to do. But at times as a freelance artist and hired paintbrush and pen, there may be jobs that you do not like, this I can tell you is part of your job and pleasing your client if important to furthering your career in freelance art. If you have taken jobs that you not like you understand where I am coming from but if you want to eat work may not always be fun. In this case do the best job the client could ask for because even though it may not seem like it is important but to the client the great work you did means everything in the world and the client should get your best. In other words do not forget where the food on the table comes from, a pleased client is the best of resumes and if hundreds , thousands, or even millions of people see your work and it is below par you are only hurting you …. as well and unhappy client is not going to bring more business.
This all being said never undersell your abilities as a client, if the job you are bidding on is going to take more time then what the client wants to pay you for give them a bid for what the work is worth and leave it at that, if there is another artists underbidding you then let them have it rather then giving sub par work. As well underbidding your work and selling your self short only hurts the artist community as as whole. Once you start under bidding on projects then others start feeling that they must do the same and this is only going to snowball, yes some countries have a lower cost of living but when someone is looking to get cheap work done because of this and employ someone that they cannot easily communicate with they will pay for it when the job they wanted does not get done in the proper manner. I have seen this happen in many different manners where someone hires someone from a country with lower wages and they get taken because the person working for less takes much longer to complete the project, they do not have the tools to do the job, a new contractor has to be hired because the deadlines are not being met, they have a lack of communication because of language barriers, there is no recourse for sub par work etc … there are many things that can go wrong and it is often because people are cutting corners. For this reason I encourage people doing freelance work to make a presence and work for people where they are before going international. If you are not making money where you live why would you think that it will be better somewhere else ? There are so many mistakes that I see and this is the reason I am writing this , some of the best zbrush freelance artists I know are from countries other then the United States, and they work both in there home countries as well in Hollywood, but they have so much work at home the work in Hollywood is just a plus. The reason behind this is that they are great artists and have done the jobs they were paid top do better then anyone else does or will. Well this is my first post and there will be many others as well as guest writers, interviews and more on a regular basis. But before I leave you today and if you are a freelance artist I ask that you visit our Facebook Pages and Join our Facebook group to get the regular updates and to keep your self up to speed as a freelance artist. You can visit the groups here
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