Have Fun, Get Paid

How to Make a Living With Your Creativity

From performers who bask in the spotlight to those who find inspiration in the midnight glow of a computer monitor, the world has no shortage of creative people. While the day to day realities of a ballerina may be quite different from that of a novelist, actor, graphic artist, musician or software developer, they share many things in common. Chief among these is the desire to make a living with their art.

Another common thread that connects the creative community is a tendency to focus on their passion to the exclusion of all else. Their aversion to the details of business and promotion is legendary. And yet, developing these skills is imperative for all who wish to turn their art into a full or part time occupation.

When it comes to finding opportunities that pay, each artistic field has its own specific infrastructure. At a slightly higher level, however, there is a simple and straightforward set of concepts that can be applied by creative people of every discipline to achieve success and generate steady income from their work.

With decades of professional experience in creative fields such as music, software, writing and speaking, bestselling author Christopher Duncan demystifies the path to getting paid for your artistic talents. With lighthearted stories and down-to-earth advice, he starts with the basics and shows you how to build a solid, dependable career. All that's required is consistent effort and a bit of commonsense. In Have Fun, Get Paid you will learn how to:

  • Find paying work and get the gigs
  • Market your talent without selling your soul
  • Build an image as a highly sought after professional
  • Manage the business details of your creative career
  • Harness the power of relationships for long term success

With advances in technology and the global reach of the Internet, creative people are empowered today as never before. Have Fun, Get Paid will show you how to take control of your dreams and bring them to life.

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