Self-employment

Self-employed creatives, unite! Following the independent path is predictably unpredictable and resistant to the best-laid plans. The posts below share stories and insights from fellow indies and Schedule C filers.

Meredith Graves - Jon Southcoasting - Pyragraph

The Career of Being Myself

Guest Blogger Meredith Graves shares: “I swim, because I would rather persist than drown, and because I know that since I am my own life raft, once in awhile, when the rapids abate, I can kick up my heels and float.”

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Planking - Cramyourspam - Pyragraph

The Numbers: Why I No Longer Show My Work

There will be no wine. There will be no cheese. Some of them will check it out of the library. Some of them will buy it at a flea market or a garage sale. Some of them will get is as a present from their grandparents. If that’s a compromise, I’m OK with that.

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Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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Dani Alvarez - Pyragraph

Coffee Shop Demographics (Halloween Edition)

Below I’ll outline a few of the “characters” I see no matter what cafe I go to, and since it’s Halloween, I will describe them in Halloweenie terms, because I love that seasonal shit. I’ll also give you some advice on how to deal with their nonsense.

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