Freelancing from home means I hardly leave the house… That being said I went out for the first time in a while and into the NYC no less. Of course it’s also 94 degrees out… I completely forget how to dress for this weather every year. HAHA. I missed my “at home clothes” and I literally felt like I was just sweating forever. T~T I am not emotionally or mentally prepared for summer. Lol
I literally JUST had this happen to me like two days ago. The reposter outright refused to give me credit even after the moderator of the group asked them to, which was really confusing to me. (The mod got in touch with me to ask me what my repost policies were; I told them I allow reposts with proper credit). The comic ended up getting removed from the group, but the reposter still didn’t understand WHY I wanted credit.
For the most part, whenever I encounter my art without credit and I contact the reposter, I receive polite replies and apologies, followed by them crediting/tagging me. But once in a while, there’s the odd person that JUST. DOESN’T. GET IT.
You can read the signature, so credit is not necessary.
They weren’t claiming that they drew it themselves so they’re doing nothing wrong.
What’s the big deal? Fanart gets shared without credit all the time.
Artists who want credit are being stuck up and egotistical. <–(Yes, this is something that was actually said)
It’s “just” a drawing, who cares? If THEY were the artist, they wouldn’t care or make a “big fuss” about it. (HA. Somehow I doubt that)
What I would like reposters to know:
Just because you can read the signature doesn’t mean the viewer knows where to go visit the artist. Freelance artists who make money from commissions need the extra bump in popularity so more people will want to hire them. No visitors = no commissions = hungry artist.
That’s right; the art does NOT belong to you. That’s all the more reason to be respectful to the artist. So you should be a decent and polite person, and show appreciation the artist, who does fan art FOR FREE, IN THEIR SPARE TIME.
Just because other people do it doesn’t mean you should too. Some people don’t want their art outside of their websites because you never know how it’s going to be used, exploited, or monetized.
You know how in art galleries or museums you see the artist’s name on a label/plaque next to the painting, even though you can see the signature? Giving proper credit is the same. Was Monet a stuck up egoist for signing his paintings and wanting to let others know he was the artist? What’s wrong with letting people know we’re the owner? It’s just a tiny thing I’m asking. It’s important to ME. That should be reason enough.
It’s “just” a drawing to you, but to us artists, it’s more than that. It’s a product of our hard work, the skills we have taken the time to practice and learn, and the passion we possess for something.
first off: i’m not a lawyer. this is all accurate to my knowledge but i’m not formally educated or trained in most of this, i just work around it and pick some stuff up
look i’m currently suffocating under crushing debt so i was like ‘hey i’ll see if there are any magazines taking submissions’ cause i may or may not get chosen but at least its something i’d be doing anyway and timelines and genre restrictions never hurt a girl
i ended up on this page (upwork) looking for “ghostwriters” and it’s laughable to downright insulting.
such as: “Hello,
I produce [REDACTED].
So if you are looking for a recurring job as a freelance writer you came
to the right place!
Here is what I need: Someone who can be a good researcher.
Don’t plagiarize. All books are run through plagscan and copyscape. They
need to be 100 percent original.
Timeliness - The faster you produce these (with quality) the more jobs
you will get.
This job will be recurring if you do a good job.
I will pay a maximum of $10 per 1000 words.
Lastly, by accepting this job, I will own all the rights to the book.
This includes characters, places etc. I own all the rights.
there were SO MANY OF THESE. look. i work in intellectual property for my day job. so here’s the thing: if you, a creative, does a “work for hire” agreement, like the one above, that means anything you produce under this agreement does not belong to you. you have effectively “sold” your intellectual property aka the story and all is defining characteristics - people, places, plot.
WORK FOR HIRE AGREEMENTS ARE NOT BAD! i see a lot of pushback against them on tumblr which is baffling to me because in the real world they’re how many creatives make money - by selling their creativity. with tv shows, for example, their characters and plots and what not do not belong to the creator of the show. they belong to the network of the show because they paid for them. writers of episodes don’t own the creative content of those episodes - the network does. because the writers are “work for hire” aka they’re getting paid specifically for their creative content.
work for hire agreements are usually the most advantageous when the payer is hiring the creator for the execution of a project rather than the creation of it. for example: hiring a writer to create a story out of a detailed outline, or an artist to draw something under strict specifications. the more creativity aka intellectual property the creator must generate and ultimately sell the rights too, the higher the pay should be for the work. (should. i’ve seen instances where pay is less but something else is gained - like different rights or credits - and that’s equally as acceptable as long as it’s what the creator wants. the creator should gain something equal to the value of what they are selling. obviously)
so the idea that $10 per 1000 words of pure original content is in any way shape or form acceptable is absolutely ridiculous. most literary magazines, which pay way more, get some form of publication rights but you the author retain all ownership rights. they’re not paying you for your intellectual property, only their right to display it without you suing them for infringingon your rights as a creator and owner of original content.
know your worth. know your value. i don’t know how many of these ridiculous ads actually get takers, but please do not answer any of them.
your ideas and writing and talent are worth more than pennies
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
It’s a very appropriate quote for this new month because I have a brand new start (and my tabula rasa of a bujo spread is symbolic of this, haha). I’m going to launch a freelance writing business! I also thought, “Be a voice, not an echo” was appropriate, too. I can’t wait to fill it out :)
He knew how to use it long before he joined Project Freelancer and never really had a chance to use it for anything, but when Maine received the injury to his throat, Florida attempted to teach him how to use Sign Language so he could communicate.
Wash decided that he wanted to learn too, but him and Maine lost focus within a few minutes of Florida trying to teach them, and the only thing the two of them got out of it was that Maine could now sign to people that Wash’s name was ‘Cat Man’, and Wash could sign that Maine was actually a Living Fishbowl