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CI 207: An Interview with Carlos Castellanos

This is an interview you will not want to miss. Bob sits down with Carlos Castellanos the co-creator of the syndicated comic strip Baldo. A big fan of Michael Gerber, Carlos talks about his experiences with freelancing and business ownership.

If you are interested in learning more about Carlos and some of the websites he talks about on the show please check out these links:

Baldo Comics…

CI 206: What’s In a Name?

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Bob and Chris conclude the discussion on Mind Mapping your business before you start working on it by asking you to start thinking a bit outside the actual business and start thinking about the type of lifestyle you want your business to provide to you. The bottom line, if you want a certain style of life and your business’ direction doesn’t seem to be getting you there, then we may need to…

CI 205: Personal Influences & Business Models

Following up on last week’s assignment to find and start playing around with Mind Mapping software, Bob and Chris start putting your newfound Mind mapping skills to use. We go over two fundamental concepts of reinventing yourselves and redefining your businesses; personal influences and business…

CI 204: Mind Mapping and More

Chris and Bob cut the fluff and get right down to it. Chris kicks off with an update on his site Intelligent Acne Treatment.com. He talks about rebuilding his credibility with his costumers when a competitor posts a questionable review on a public forum. Bob checks everybody’s homework and picks up from where we left off last…

CI 203: The New Plan

Chris and Bob catch up on old times. Seems the guys have been pretty busy with Chris launching his new site intelligentacnetreatment.com and Bob hard at work on his (bobostromstudio.com). Bob talks about the tutorial videos he’s been working on with Burning Oak Studio and Jerry’s Artarama. Chris brings us up to date on his new site launch and some of the obstacles he’s overcome to get the new…

CI 202: Chris and Bob learn about licensing with artist Tara Reed

Chris and Bob learn about licensing with artist Tara Reed Tara Reed.

Artist Tara Reed followed a twisting and turning path to where she is today: a mom, an artist who has her own business licensing her art and teaching other artists what licensing is all about and how to do it. An artist by passion and not education – Tara has a degree in Marketing and sold college textbooks after graduating…

CI 201: Fries in a Cup

Just a catch up show with a little mail bag, some catch up of how things are going with Chris’ new business and a few other odds and ends.

We hope you enjoy…

CI 102: Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Welcome to the second episode of illustrator Bob Ostrom’s and multimedia designer Chris Wilson’s new show, Creative Independence! The goal of this show is to explore and highlight the many and varied ways that intelligent and creative people are using their talents to create and run businesses that generage income in ways that are fulfilling and often do not include billing for hourly, project or…

CI 101: Chris Ventures Forth

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Welcome one and all to the first ever episode of Bob Ostrom’s and Chris Wilson’s new show, Creative Independence!  The goal of the show is to explore and highlight the many and varied ways that intelligent and creative people are using their talents to create and run businesses that generate income that does not include billing for hourly, project or any other rate.

We hope you enjoy…

A4F Archives: The Final Episode, in which Bob and Chris set out on new adventures.

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This episode is a repost from our classic Answers for Freelancers feed. This episode is #4 from the third season, and is officially our final episode of Answers for Freelancers. With this episode, we discuss why we decided to take the show out of ‘freelancing’ and into a more entrepreneurial direction.

Well, you’ve all waited patiently for months for us to return, only to find that this is our…

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    What’s Procreate? I’ll bet you were thinking you were going to see something different in this post. Sorry nature lovers this one is for all my artist friends out there using the iPad. This penguin art was created using the Procreate app for iPad. If you own an iPad and haven’t worked with Procreate yet, what […] The post Penguins Procreate (It’s not what it […]
  • Testing for Unicorns
    This is just a little test to see how easy it is to upload a movie from the iPad. If you’re curious this art was produced on the iPad Pro using the Procreate app. So far I’ve found it to be an excellent program and I highly recommend it for sketching. In this video you’ll […] The post Testing for Unicorns appeared first on Bob Ostrom Studio .

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  • The Next Thing Part 4: The Announcement
    So, you know from Part 1 of this series that I’ve been dying to start a new creative project, but haven’t wanted to start anything new that would take me away from my daughter at this juncture in her life. Probably you can all see where this is going, but if you don’t, I’d love to help you out with an official announcement:
  • Kathryn Kalisz, Sci\ART Global, llc.: Settling a Matter (I Hope)
    This is a legal notice regarding the rights I claim over any and all work I have done for Kathryn Kalisz, and Sci\ART llc., and what is available for public use and reprint.

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