Episodes and Articles

All of our episodes and articles, from newest to oldest.

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?

URL Nametag

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

CI Logo

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.

Herbie Book Cover

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…

Latest from Bob

RSS From his Blog: BobOstrom.com

  • Wrapping Up Monster Week with Star Trek and the Gorn
    Monster Week – Kirk Fights the Gorn I don’t know what it is about monsters but they sure are fun to draw. Am I right? My favorite are probably movie monsters I’m not talking about the CG monsters in today’s movies, they’re great and all, but there’s just something about a guy in a mask. I don’t know, I love em. Especially the ones from the 50s and 60s. They […]
  • Super Hero Logo
    Superhero week has come and gone in a flash. Thanks to everyone who followed along with me and thanks to those of you who came and found me on Instagram. You guys are total rocks stars. Today I wanted to take a look at what the process looks like when developing characters for an actual client. Sure it’s fun to draw whatever comes to mind but what happens wh […]

Latest from Chris

This Site Is Part Of The

Creative Independence Network





Copyright ©2006-13, Creative Independence Network. All Rights Reserved.