Thursday, September 15, 2005

Newsweek Article: "I'm an artist, but not the starving kind"

Great article in this week's NewsWeek Sept 19, 2005

I'm an Artist, But Not the Starving Kind
We have as much training as other professionals. Imagine if we had their business sense, too.

By J. D. Jordan
Sept. 19, 2005 issue - "I could get an art student to do it for $35 and a six-pack." I remember the first time a prospective client said that to try to intimidate me into accepting dramatically reduced fees for Website design services. I was newly self-employed and hungry for work, so I conceded. I delivered a great Web site, but I hated my client for making me work for so little—and myself for not knowing how to get what I deserved.