Monthly Archives: April 2012

In the World Of … The Creative Edition

By |April 30th, 2012|

Human beings are creative by nature. Even when you reply to an email, tweak a dinner recipe, or arrange books on a shelf, you’re engaging your imagination to create something new out of something old.

But then there are those who’ve turned their innate creativity into a profession. Interior designers, sculptors, novelists and the like are the odd breed who decide to pursue a lifetime of trading creativity for money, and it’s not easy.

Nothing hammers home that reality more than the World’s Longest Invoice, a project spearheaded by the Freelancers Union. The World’s Longest Invoice shines a light on the absurdly large number of invoices that go unpaid every year by the ilk who depend on the creative professional to meet their needs.

As of noon on April 30, 2012, the World’s Longest Invoice included over $12.5 million
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Pinterest: You're Not Doing It Wrong!

By |April 23rd, 2012|

If you’ve only led a cursory existence in social media circles lately, you’ve still probably heard about the newest kid on the block, Pinterest. And it’s no wonder. The meteoric rise of Pinterest in the first quarter of 2012 is enough to make any startup-wannabe […]

Open Forum: Do You Keep Two Twitter Accounts?

By |April 8th, 2012|

I know some freelancers who prefer to separate business from personal at all times. They never discuss non-work related information on their blogs. They wouldn’t think of using their personal Gmail account to contact potential clients. And they make sure that their social networking accounts […]