Friday, October 07, 2005

bear with me ...

Bear with me, I'm new to this blogging lark, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it after a while.

I've been thinking where I want this blog to go and what my aims are, both with the blog and my life in general . . .

Through the AOI discussion board and speaking to fellow illustrators I've discovered that many have jobs and freelance "on the side". Then comes the time to ditch the job and make freelancing the main feature. It seems it's not an easy break to make, from the security of a monthly wage to the unknown. Some keep a part time job going, but even that can get in the way. It's easy to get tied up in other things.

I'm looking into the pros and cons of going freelance.

3 comments:

PG said...

Pros - all that time to work and spend time on illustration forums ;)

Cons - WHERE"S THE NEXT CHEQUE COMING FROM???

lorna said...

Pros-

freedom to dilly-dally in parks when they aren't packed at weekends,

freedom to jet off to anywhere on the spur of the moment, think how much quicker your work will progress doing it full time,

their's more to earning money as a painter than just working for big companies- you can sell originals, sell prints, handmake cards and sell them, do private commissions. (I did all these at the beginning to scrape by).

:o)

Gail said...

Thanks for those comments guys, I guess for me it's that monthly pay cheque security thing! ;)