In this third installment of our Kickstarter Maxi Series, we speak with Richard Bliss, host of the podcast, Funding the Dream On Kickstarter. Richard has, as of this writing, posted over 183 episodes, interviewing, in Chris’ estimation, at least 120 different Kickstarter campaign owners, where they tell him what they tried; what worked, what didn’t, what they might do different next time.
After a 3 year hiatus, Bob and Chris are back to talk about one of the most significant changes in the creative world; crowdfunding. Specifically Kickstarter. Listen in on what they have planned for the next series of episodes.
Bob and I have just released a new episode of Answers for Freelancers. Why? What are we up to? Lots of stuff, and it starts with the archiving and restoration of A4F and continues as we return to Creative Independence.
In 2000, Drew Gilbert worked at Funnybone Interactive alongside Bob and myself. And like Bob and I, shortly thereafter found himself pounding the pavement looking for freelance work as the economy came to what seemed like a grinding halt. Like most of our contemporaries, we found that work was slim and opportunities for salaried positions far between. And so, like the rest of our pals, w…
This episode is full of comedy and adventure! Come along for thrills, chills, explosions, guns, fisticuffs and hilariously sarcastic retorts. Join us as Dan Thompson, creator of the syndicated cartoon strip Rip Haywire talks to us about his journey to get his strip syndicated and published. While we think he’s got a real winner here, his journey is littered with trial, error, dead cartoon strips…
General Text Messaging definitions
There are scores of places on the web to find the definitions for this texting shorthand that is developing around short-form messaging, but here’s a decent on to start with:
Twitter Tags – what do they mean?
@<username> – Use this tag when you want someone <username> to s…
Hey, guys, just a short one this week to keep things moving along in a positive direction while Chris and Bob play Skype Tag.
In this episode, Bob takes a quick breather and Chris steps in to talk about a couple of interesting tools for managing your online social activities.
Gravatar (Globally Recognized Avatars) http://gravatar.com/
So, maybe if you’ve been living on a deserted tropical island or under a rock you haven’t heard of twitter. This episode, Bob and Chris talk about the basics of Twitter and go through the process of getting you set up and branding your account. Twitter helps you reach clients and grow your business 140 characters at a time.
Wordpress 2 + Wordpress MU = Wordpress 3…
In this episode, we conclude our discussion of LinkedIn by leaving the realm of the personal profile and looking into the many features that Linked In offers for network, for promoting yourself, for promoting you business, and job searching.
Topics covered this episode:
Inviting your friends and colleagues.
Finding people on LinkedIn
Using LinkedIn’s Search
Setting up contact…
As Bob and I continue to roll out the new Creative Independence Network, we’ve reached a point where if we wanted to split the Creative Independence feed from the Answers for Freelancers! feed, that now would be the ideal time to do it. So, we did. Overall, things are looking good. iTunes has updated the feed to not only point to the new location, but the show is also indexed correctly in t…