4 Mind-Blowing Facts about being a working Artist

Look... I'm in the middle of writing a blog post for the fine folks at The No Pants Project, but I wanted to go ahead and share this with you real quick.

It's a snippet from one of their previous posts on the NPP blog, written by their self-proclaimed head troublemaker, Mike Shreeve.    

"Here’s the thing I wish someone had told me early on in my freelancing career. If I had any talent, I’d cross-stitch it onto a pillow. As a freelancer:
You’re not an employee.
Your client is not your boss.
You are both the boss and the employee.
And your client is your customer.
The sooner you can get out of the Employee Mindset, the sooner you’ll start succeeding as a freelancer." 

Mike is a writer. He uses the word Freelancer, so you might not have recognized yourself in there, but you could substitute the word "artist" everywhere he says "freelancer" and it would still be 100% uncut truth.  

This was an excerpt from #9 on a list of 10 Myths About Freelancing from the No Pants blog. You should check it out.  If you liked this, you might want to check out "You might love sex, but that doesn't mean you would make a good prostitute." or the cost of #doingWhatYouLove.

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