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Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living with Your Creativity by Christopher Duncan

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Image Building

No matter what creative arts you pursue, there are constants that span all disciplines. Chief among them is the power of your image. Your creativity will not be judged in a vacuum with its aesthetic quality the only consideration. The perception of your audience will be colored in part by how they see you, the artist. If you produce serious, high-caliber results but are considered by most to be a buffoon, your art will never be seen in its best light regardless of how deserving it may be.

In a similar fashion, when you’re looking for paying work, your persona speaks much louder than your art. The people in a position to hand you ...

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