Listen in on a coaching call with a freelancer who just launched her first project on Kickstarter and is looking for insight on how to take her career to the next level.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- The challenges of living the free lancer life and how to get paid what you’re actually worth.
- Strategies for getting known as an expert and getting responses from your ideal clients.
- Ways to keep the funding coming in after a strong launch day.
- PLUS: Is Kickstarter Anti-Union, and if so, should we boycott?
Today’s Session is Brought to You by:
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Today’s Featured Guest
Mindy Indy is an independent cartoonist with wacky humor & a love of sci-fi. She’s transformed a love of anime & manga as a teen into an epic comic series with AER HEAD!
Her industry credits include colorist (Papercutz, Action Lab, Marvel [Kyle Baker’s assistant]) and she is the creator of The TALLY HALL Comic.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
AER HEAD #1: Surfer Hero Sci-fi/Comedy https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mindyindy/aer-head-1-surfer-hero-sci-fi-comedy?ref=discovery&term=aer%20heads
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