Chapter 10Long-Term Talent

Remember the business blueprint we discussed all the way back in Chapter 2? Now may be a good time to dig it out. Up until now, we’ve talked about how to start and operate a business. But how will you make it work after you devise an accounting system, launch your Web site, and secure a couple of gigs?

Make it Work

A few years ago, one of my good friends I knew during college began freelancing. John Mitchell (, whom you met in Chapter 5, went from being a mortgage loan officer to a videographer—and he hasn’t looked back since he took the plunge. “Like a lot of things, the first few jobs were for peanuts or even nothing, but once I got the experience…bigger and more expensive jobs ...

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