Just The Tips: Entreprenurial Business Learning

Hi! Thanks for reading the first installation of Just The Tips. The Just The Tips series is here to help you out in your freelance careers with free tips on how to crush shit. If you are a freelance artist, make no mistake about it, you're an entrepreneur. Quite possibly the most challenging but rewarding profession a person can pick, is entrepreneurship.

When Mike and I first started thinking about putting out an apparel brand for makeup artists, the first thing we realized was --- we're smart, but we don't know shit about entrepreneurship. We're both experienced in running different aspects of business for other people, but not for ourselves. So we took to the internet to soak up some knowledge. And we want to share it with you. So here are some really kickass sources where you can check out every day to motivation, and information.

Gary Vaynerchuk's Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk
Gary V is the entrepreneur gangster. You will learn a lot about being self-aware...knowing who you are, and what you are capable of. He will teach you how to be a practitioner as opposed to a headline reader. Totally worth subscribing to, and watching.

Social Media Examiner: www.socialmediaexaminer.com
Social media is the cornerstone of every freelancer's business in 2016. If you are not active on it, you're probably not moving. And even if you are active on it, you probably aren't doing it right. This is a really killer resource to stay up to date on best practices for all social media platforms that are worth your attention and time.

edX: www.edx.org
edX offers free online university courses that you can use for certificates or credit. You won't learn how to perfect a cut crease here, but you will learn about marketing, business finances, etc. These are all skills that you need to master as a freelance artist, and this are great classes that will teach you a lot.

I highly suggest that you bookmark these three free resources. They are so valuable, and if you use them, they will help you take your business further.

What kinds of things do you want us to cover in Just The Tips? Drop a comment here or on our social media and we'll knock it out of the park for you!