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Thousands of thoughts are running through a freelancer’s mind during a project. “I need to plan this project to details. How do I get the perfect aerial shot? How do I promote it on social media? Oh snap, I forgot to reply to a message.” Your mind becomes a complete mess and you cannot make sense of all thoughts you get. In other words - you’re utterly distracted and you need to do something about it, since that state of being affects your productivity levels.
In a world where everybody has a high resolution camera right inside in their pocket, freelance photography has been a challenge for many. Fortunately, there are ways to make it easier. Let me explain.
by featured blog contributor, Jeremy PinckertIn working as a director and also as an owner of a video production company for 10 years, there are many different categories of relationships I have experienced. There is the all-crucial client relationship. Then there’s the relationship between collaborating colleagues. There is a certain dynamic between myself and staff employees. And finally, there is the relationship I develop with vendors and freelancers. This last relationship with freelancers is one I want to look at from the perspective of my experiences from both sides of the coin.
There has never been a better time to be a freelance video editor. Thanks to the rise of the gig economy, the demand for more video content in marketing, and the advancements in tech that make remote collaboration easy, more and more talented video editors are turning away from their day jobs to set out on their own.
One of the best-known perks of freelancing is the flexibility, but all that freedom comes at a price. Managing your own schedule and every aspect of your career requires discipline. With nearly two decades of experience filming everything from QVC shows to live concerts and professional sports, Rodney Lane Butler has his share of tips, tricks, and hard-earned advice.
Being a freelance writer, I’ve always been sensitive about my rates. I never want to charge too much and scare clients off, but I also have bills to pay. How do you quantify your skills? What do you charge for something simple, versus something complicated? I’ll walk you through my personal process so you can make this decision more easily for yourself.
For lifestyle and freelance photographer Andre L. Perry his resume includes clients like Beats by Dre, Nordstrom, Travel Noir, NYLON magazine, and many more. However, it didn’t always start out that way. In the midst of a well-paying job in Ad Operations, Andre used his camera as a creative outlet to cope with his depression. After hitting a breaking point at work, he decided to shift gears and pursue his passion for photography instead.
Graham Nolte, a DP (and so much more), shares tips and advice he’s learned from freelancing:
Something most of us freelancers dread more than spiders is talking about money, and more specifically, our rates. For whatever reason we play it close to the chest when discussing what we charge clients, how we charge clients, and so on. Likely because we’ve heard plenty of stories about, or experienced firsthand, a client going with someone cheaper than us. I think a major issue with the freelance industry is this internal distrust, where we assume other freelancers will steal our clients if they have any information about us and what we charge for our services. One of my goals with the educational content we create is to have open, honest discussions about things like what to charge. And hopefully the more we talk about these things the less of a stigma there will be on them, and we can all focus on providing great freelance services rather than distrusting one another, and we can all focus on our common enemy: spiders.