Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Not So Starving Programmer

Helen South, the guide for Drawing / Sketching on, mentioned of a useful article: Not So Starving Artist: 4 Tricks.

I think a lot of the information maps nicely from artist to freelance programmer.

The first one really caught my eye:

Trick One: Stop “Big Break” Thinking.

For a while I checked my email before bed expecting to see a letter asking if Faith Hill could buy a few of my songs. Truthfully, sudden income is hard to gain and extremely easy to lose (spend!); i.e., people who win the lottery can end up bankrupt in a year. Getting “discovered” doesn’t guarantee financial stability.

In other words, you aren't going to create the next YouTube or MySpace. Get over it and move on.

There's other good advice too, give it a read.

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