May 9th, 2011

Tips for Young Creatives – Part 6

Posted in business by Greg Benson

This is Part 6 of a 6 part series. Here is a link to Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, and Part 5.

Continue to educate yourself.

Continue to educate yourself.

V. Persistence

1. Always be learning new things and improving your skills.

Video and photography are crafts. Technology changes rapidly. Blogs, web sites, books, workshops, self-assignments, and talking with peers are all ways to keep educating yourself.

2. Keep practicing your art.

It’s hard to make a living and also do art. But do some art. Yes, making a living can be much harder than school. And you don’t graduate from making a living in four years, which is good and bad.

3. Know that there will be ups and downs.

If you don’t want to be a creative professional, accounting is a steadier business — no disrespect to accountants or the IRS.

4. Keep your head up.

Remember that the last two years have been the worst economy since the 1930s. Yet most people I know are still eating.

5. Don’t give up.

Persistence will eventually pay off.

Read the other parts of this series.

This is Part 6 of a 6 part series. Here is a link to Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4, and Part 5.

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