How to ask for money

Artists and creatives need to challenge the expectation that they will work for free because they enjoy what they do. You still have to pay the rent so you have to be able to ask for payment.
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Image: Artwork by Daniele Buetti

Many creatives embark on a freelance business with a knowledge of their craft but without knowing how much to charge, when to raise the conversation about payment or even when to stop working for free.

Asking for money is one of the toughest parts of your business but it is an essential skill for navigating your way through the arts industry.

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Madeleine Dore
About the Author
Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator