Are you sick of being a freelancer with an irregular income? Do you ask yourself every single month how much you'll earn? Worried you won't have any new upcoming clients at all?
My Creative (Side) Business is a book for smart creatives who desire to focus on their creative output and monetize their work. Whether you're trying to figure out a slow strategic way to become a creative freelancer and want to kick off a real plan, or whether you're determined to find ways to create regular income streams doing what you enjoy, this book will help you do just that.
This practical guide offers stories of entrepreneurial women within the creative industries who turned their side projects into full-time businesses with multiple income streams. Filled with tips, tricks, stories, and interviews, it's a book you'll go back to multiple times in the future.
We're grateful My Creative (Side) Business has been reviewed by amazing people we greatly admire:
Sean Blanda, editor-in-chief and director at 99U:
"With so much blustery, useless career advice out there, #MCFSB is a revelation: actionable, practical advice that you can use the moment you put down the book. A must-read for those looking to develop their side hustle."
Katy Cowan, founding editor of Creative Boom and MD at Boomerang PR:
"Packed full of inspiring interviews with women all across the world who have successfully gone freelance or turned their side projects into multiple revenue streams, it's something even the most established business owner should add to their reading list."
Paul Jarvis, creator of the Creative Class:
"I truly believe side projects are necessary for all freelancers. Monika does a brilliant job summing up why, as well as how, to tackle them in this book "
Kate Kendall, founder and CEO at Cloudpeeps:
"The future of work is changing. More and more creatives are building long-term freelance businesses. Monika draws out the wisdom from a community of women who have been there and done that, setting you up for the best success."
John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneur on Fire:
"Excellent read for entrepreneurs who are ready to be challenged to think outside of the box about their businesses and IGNITE."
We've interviewed Sara Combs, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Maaike Boot, Sophie C Ryba, Elise Blaha, Julieta Ulanovsky, Susan Schmitz, Shayna Oliveira, Sarah Eichhorn, Joanna Penn, Jamie Seerman aka Jaymay, Patty Golsteijn, Helen Johannessen, and Lisa Glanz for this book.