Episode 017: Portfolio Building to Getting Paid

What We Talked About:

  • Transitioning from portfolio building/spec work to getting paid
  • How we did it, how fast we did it, and how we would do it differently
  • One size does not fit all
  • Don't give your work away for free
  • If people want to pay for your work, let them
  • The difference between practicing & portfolio building 
  • Consider the time, material cost, talent, communication, etc that goes into your work (aka how to set price)
  • Being uncomfortable with your pricing is totally fine
  • Who to portfolio build with in the beginning & why
  • Who to portfolio build with for forever & why (hint: other creatives)
  • Offering a new service does not mean you are portfolio building
  • Practicing is different than portfolio building
  • Being careful with working for "exposure"
  • Working well under pressure & why pressure is not a negative thing
  • Testing the waters with portfolio building
  • Charging your clients means you will serve them better
  • We repeat: Putting a value on your work means you produce better work
  • Be excited for the next phase of your business if you're in the portfolio building stage! It's exciting!

People & Links We Mention:

Our interview on Jen Carrington's podcast Make It Happen!
Paige will be on Finding Arizona's podcast so soon! Check them out in the mean time!
Jamie Hyatt
Miss Mallory Fit

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com
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