When the end of August looms and September heads into sight, you can’t help but get that “back to school feeling,” no matter how old you are. It seems like just the right time to think about starting new projects and learning new things, maybe even setting out on your own.
As more and more people embrace (or dream of embracing) the freelance life, the little details can feel illusive and innumerable. You may know your craft, but how to make a career out of it can feel like heading into an overwhelming and uncharted territory. Fortunately, designer and writer Meg Mateo Ilasco of Modern Economy has been down that path and has collaborated with fellow design maven, Joy Deangdeelert Cho of OhJoy! to help others who hold similar aspirations. With their latest book, Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business, the duo offers creative individuals solid direction, advice, and guidelines on becoming successful creative entrepreneurs. After all, we were told as children that we could do anything we wanted to when we grew up; why not snap up this book and seize the opportunity to do just that.