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Switching it up this week with a piece of Breadheads* branded merch:
Creative Business: What It's Like Being a Full-Time Creator
This blog from ConvertKit dives into 9 different aspects of full-time creator businesses.
Some of my favorite takeaways:
Money: How Much I Made in My First 12 Months as a Freelance Writer & Designer (Full Breakdown)
I started freelancing last year and through my first 12 months of both writing & design, I made $54,666.
This article breaks down how I became a freelancer, my first year income, and three things I would've done differently.
An exciting update on the Grant Program mentioned in last week's newsletter:
After talking to some tax people & friends, I decided that the best route for me to go in this journey was starting my own nonprofit.
There's a lot that went into the decision, but on Monday October 31st, Piertree Provides became an official entity.
There are still a few more applications & things I have to do to become a full-fledged nonprofit, but we're well on our way.
We've already had nearly $8,000 worth of grant requests submitted and if you would benefit from a small grant, please submit this form.
Funds are reserved for those pursuing creative careers or working on creative projects.
A few examples from applicants so far:
I can't wait to start reviewing applications & issuing funds, but I'll keep sharing updates here as I work to get the nonprofit up & running so that all of this can be possible.
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🎙 How to decide which creative projects to work on
🗓 Important annual financial dates for the self-employed
🚽 Ludwig releases the most interesting creator product ever
🎥 Watch: How to succeed creatively (with A$AP Rocky)
✍🏼 Freelance Finds: How to create a 3-day workweek as a freelancer