The creatives have rushed the gateway. The gatekeepers have left their post. We have a secret weapon called the World Wide Web. There is no reason to be a starving artist anymore. We have access to the WORLD!
I think Yeezy put it best.
“There’s a thousand yous, there’s only one of me.”
One person with my style. One person with my perspective and vision.
This is what I do. They need me. If you don’t feel my work then we aren’t the right fit.
I will find someone who will take me as I am.
Funny how the same things go for personal relationships. There is someone for everyone, even in business.
This is why I would give my exclusive work away to a start-up blog for free rather than have someone pay me to take pictures. Paychecks bring perusal – my SAT word of the day – and it’s difficult to do good work under the watchful eye of Sauron.
I know it can be hard when you have to eat but if you can find a way to alter your situation, so money is not an object to be held over your head, you will have complete and total control.
All of this only applies if your work is great. If not then you have to get better. You have to become unique, you have to become great. Then, the world is yours.