SECRETS of a Freelance Artist!

Learn how to make money as a freelance artist or graphic designer online and in person.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

This is an insightful course about how you too can become a freelance artist or designer online, recorded by an industry expert that works in the field. Through a series of video interviews, which you can view in one day, students are given resources (in the form of attachments) along the way and guidance on how to succeed. Such as: what to include in your portfolio, how much to charge, how to get paid, how to deal with difficult clients, and how much money you can make on average (starting out). This is a fun course as a social study or for someone that is interested in starting a new career in the arts, to learn the inner-workings of the art business online and to start winning paid commissions. 

What are the requirements?

  • You just need an interest in freelancing.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • make money
  • freelance
  • graphic design
  • artist
  • how to
  • Learn how to make money as a freelance artist or graphic designer.

Who is the target audience?

  • student
  • artist
  • graphic designer
  • This course s great for students or young entrepreneurs.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Getting Started

File with list of supplies, attached.


Pertinent files, attached.


See file attached for helpful notes.


Before Bidding:

ASK FOR: Escrow milestones, or deposits/retainers!


How Much Should I Charge?

Figure out how much you need to make per day, to pay your bills and have a surplus for monthly expenses.

Check the going rates, from Designer Unions or what other artists charge (Google or ask on forums).

Figure what you would like to charge per hour and estimate how many hours a client's task will take you.  

Pricing Your Work Part 2 of 2

What To Put In My Portfolio:

Look at other profiles that have similar skills

Focus on your strengths

Only your best work, even if they are few


A lot of artists and designers but few are professional and reliable

Offer something unique and always deliver a great service and you will survive.

Section 3: Working

Important Template is attached.


The Difference Between Projects and Contests:

Much more security with “Projects”

Clients are not as invested with “Contests” and essentially they are asking you to work for free in a lottery setting


Closing Project:

ABC (Always Be Closing)

Ask: “Is there anything else, to complete your project?”


Difficult Clients:

Offensive Expectations = Politely ignore and move on

Escrow and deposits are life savers, in case client disappears or so you their commitment

Cheap clients are the most difficult and demanding

Avoid Arbitration

Difficult Clients Part 2 of 2
Difficult Clients - In Person

See attachment for packaging suggestions.


Copyright Transfer Template, attached. Please edit to your needs. 

If you need the editable Word Document, please message me.

Non-Disclosure forms are typically sent by clients. And other client contracts can be found using Google. 

Certification Versus Experience

Certification Vs. Experience - Reviews:

Reviews indicate reputation online

Strive for perfect reviews each time

Ask for excellent 5/5 star reviews and offer the same back

Always give 150% effort and excellent communication

Section 4: After Projects

Invoice Template and notes, attached.


See attachment.


Here are a few pie chart that show Comic Artists' pay rates, attached.

Should you do work for Free?
Section 5: Conclusion
8 questions

Let's review some concepts and information from our prior lectures. This can function like a simple Business Plan.

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Instructor Biography

Mr. Cristian Aluas, Artist and Art Teacher at Masterpiece Art School

Cristian S. Aluas is a professional artist and art teacher at Masterpiece Art School, with over 20 years of art experience and over 12 years of professional teaching experience. Cristian's art lessons are easy to follow and fun to watch and to learn from. One of the benefits of buying Cristian's video art lessons is that they feel like you are actually in the room with him, listening and learning along-side. Pure and entertaining art education!

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