Nettie Hartsock, a communications expert who helps creative solopreneurs take their message out to the marketplace, blogs about P.R., marketing and all kinds of other issues attendant to…well, to getting your message out to the marketplace.
When she found out about the community building around the Creative Freelancer Conference, she wondered if we could help give her some insight into what we’re all grappling with, thinking about and even reading, so she could take the message out there to other creative communities via some sites she writes for.
So here’s your chance to let loose! And remember: just the process of addressing some of these questions can help clarify and reveal things to ourselves.
- What do you think is one of the biggest challenges to being a successful creative person?
- What are three tips you would give to anyone who wants to empower their creative career, whether it be as a copywriter, web designer, artist?
- What is most rewarding about being on your own and working to grow your creative business?
- What inspires you to be creative?
- What is the greatest benefit to working as a creative professional?
- Bonus: What is your favorite book about business or creativity?
I’ll start: my favorite book about creativity is one I forgot to mention in the latest edition of my newsletter, which no less than three readers emailed me about: The Art of Possibility, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. It’s inspiring, insightful and practical all at once, plus it’s a great read (too rare in business books and yes, even books purportedly about creativity.)
Yes, Virginia—it really is all that and a bag of chips.
So…whaddya say? Pick something that looks good, and address it in the comments. Or email me and I’ll forward.