LinkedIn. Should you create an Account?

Well, for those who haven’t heard of LinkedIn or don’t know what it is it’s a business and employee-oriented service that operators via websites and mobile apps. Its mostly used for professional networking where employers can post jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. You can download the LinkedIn app either on the Googleplay Store or Apple iTunes Store.

It also gives you the ability to create your own profile and resúme. That is the reason why I believe you should create a LinkedIn account because it free and it gives the ability for people to find you and know your skills and capabilities. This is just not for owning a business it’s also for individual people trying to build their profile in reference to building there own career.

When you do create an account you want to add as much work as you done over your entire career. Don’t hold anything back make sure to put all the experience you have an even example of your work. The more you gave the better, people will like what they see and you want to write and make it as professional as possible. That’s another reason why having a blog is a good thing too so people have something to go back on.

In this world today you can always find work and make a descent pay it just takes the right employer to find us. And you also have to put yourself out there and show that this is the career you want. I’ll have a artist tip page soon on this subject but I just wanted to post this as advice for the benefits of using LinkedIn. Thanks for reading and I’d like to hear your thoughts!

Advertisements

Receipts! Why so Important?

Receipts, we all are familiar with how receipts work. For the most part everytime we make a purchase we receive a receipt for our purchase. But as most of us know we need the receipt as a way of insurance purposes. I myself have found receipts useful when I’ve had merchandise I’ve sent back and either the mail carrier or person in charge of sending it back had mishandled the merchandise which without the receipt would have been hard for me to do. I had the receipt and was told that it was fine as long as I had the receipt saying I did my part the company couldn’t fine me for it. To make a long story short the merchandise was found and returned and I wasn’t fined but I had to call around because I was told it was missing in transit. So always for your protection keep your receipt.

As well as when in the business field always make sure to give your client/customer a receipt for all work done. And always keep yourself a copy because you never know what may happen. Stores give receipt so that you can’t be stopped and so it can show proof that you purchased your food/product. I learned in business that receipts not only are extra insurance for you but also is more professional for you.

I’ve seen businesses get under fire because workers wouldn’t give a receipt. Unless the consumer tells you they dont want the receipt, always give a receipt. Receipts are very important and should always be considered as a necessity. I will be posting an Artist Tip soon on some of the necessities you should have while running a business. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts!

Digital Drawing is Really Hard — Amdall Gallery

I am generally very interested in tech-related things, and love to waste money on gadgets. I am the type of person who will have a wild idea based on something I read, get really into it for a little while, then abandon it forever after a few weeks. A great example is when I briefly […]

via Digital Drawing is Really Hard — Amdall Gallery

Contracts? Why so Important?

A contract is a promise or set of promises that are legally enforceable and, if violated, allow the injured party access to legal remedies. As most of us know we must sign a contract when getting a hired for a job and usually it’s a lot of legal documentation. That documentation is very important and is usually always very detailed with the can and cannot’s of the work or work to be performed. It’s very important for a individual as well as a company because contracts can save you a lot of time as well as money; and provide insurance for you as well. For example, let’s say your an artist doing some work for a client and they agreed verbally to pay you once the job is completed and let’s say you get 85% done with the project and they pull out at the last minute. Well, now you’ve probably used a lot of money and spent a lot of time doing work for someone that just pulls out at the last minute and now doesn’t want to pay you for the time spent already.

So with a contract you can write down your own rules like depending on how much of the job is completed you still have to pay the full amount because your time is valuable especially when it comes to business. When you make a verbal agreement remember it will be harder to prove that you all ever had an agreement. Even in court. So having everything down in paper and even making a copy of it is always the best solution. Always keep the contracts in your file and never throw them away, you never know when or if you may ever need them again. Please note, that if you have a good lawyer to help you review a contract, then your better off than having a lawyer who doesn’t know the terms of agreement like they should. Also, also questions and thoroughly read all the contact to make sure you know what your getting into before signing anything.  I will be adding this to Business Tools page soon and will have it more broken down in detail describing what you should have on a contract and what to look for before signing one. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions regarding this topic please feel free to ask.

Finances in Business? What are they and why is it important?


Finances. As most of us know in our daily lives we go over our finances all the time especially when we have bills to pay. We use finances to go over our bills to see how much were spending, how much were making, and to budget out where we can save. To be honest now most banks offer help to help you manage your finances so you can keep track of your spending, which is very important if you want to stay in control of your money.

Well, the same goes for business and it is even more important the bigger the business. You have to always be in control of your money and always find ways to save. The more you save the better you can never go wrong with saving and the way to do that doesn’t always have to be with cutting labor. That is a last resort if your business is failing and you need to lay off employees to save the business. But with you need to try to on your controllable’s. 

Your controllable’s include lets say for example, it may be tools, supplies, vendors, food products, brands, etc. Lets say with supplies you may be getting your art supplies from one company that is charging you twice as much as another company that may offer a discount for getting a bulk of those supplies. If its transportation maybe you can consider controlling operating expenses. There are always ways to cut back and save and in a lot of cases doing inventory on a monthly basis can help you to see where your at. Remember that knowing your finances are very important and is very effective to a business.    

Planning and ahead and always saving is the best way to go. You never know what may happen so having money set to the side in case of emergency is the way to go. Have yourself a check list, binder, receipts, bills, etc. to stay on track of your finances. Even if you ask your bank to help organize your finances so you remain ahead of the profit you make as a business. 

I will be making more post on tips for running a business and I will be creating a page soon under the artist tips page for those looking for advice to run a cost efficient business. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps. Stay Tuned.

Motivation! Never give up on your Dream!

I’m gonna be honest with everyone I’m not alone in saying this because a lot of people have gone through this too. Don’t ever let what happen to you in your past put you down. Especially when it is something that wasn’t good for you, I was married had a toxic relationship for years and even was giving up what I love to do just to keep her happy. But I came to realise that I was giving up on myself because I thought I could make someone else happy and thought that love could be bought. I had a nice website before was starting to get well known, was making some money from my blog and I was giving all that away because of wrong decision I made in the past! Never give up although I’ve moved on and had family and friends to get me back on my feet. I almost had a accident that almost caused me my life and I’ve learned to never hold on to something that isn’t meant to be! My message to you Entrepreneur and artist or to anyone else that has gone through this or worse “you can succeed and it’s never to late to try again”. Its taking me time and it’s a process but I can and I believe I can become that artist/Entrepreneur I want to be. And my goal is to help others that may need help on where to start and to offer suggestions on what they need to do. If you can repost or share to help someone that just needs that little push to get them the Entrepreneur spirit!

Photoshop Tutorial, How to ink drawings in Illustrator

Welcome, this video was designed to show you a very fast way to ink you comic art/drawings in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I hope this video helps and it will be posted on Brownscomicart. Thank You and please subscribe.

Art Supplies from Plaza Art

Here’s just another short clip if some art supplies purchased from the art store. It’s a short video and a few pictures showing the supplies separated. Coming soon I will have more short videos on my artist tip page showing how to use these tools while creating a piece of artwork. More clips coming on Twitter and Instagram please follow!

Drawing Pencils
Tortillons
Pencil Sharpener&Eraser
Ink Pens

Plaza Art Store(DMV Area)

Greetings everybody, this is just a brief post on Plaza Art for all artist that are trying to stay on budget while shopping for art supplies. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post before as well as in my artist tips page but I highly recommend this store because they sell great quality art supplies for such a good price(Plus with great discounts). If your looking for art pencils, drawing paper, Paint, etc, Plaza art is the place to go. They sell their products for the best price compared to other art stores like Joann’s, Michael’s, etc.  Unlike Michaels, Plaza art lets you sample most of the drawing pencils, ink pens, paint brushes, erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc. I will be adding the locations as well as pictures to the Plaza Art Stores to the artist tips page soon. To read more on stores that sale art supplies check out my artist tips page here.  Below are a few pictures I took of the Plaza Art store just to give you an idea of some of the great tools they carry. Enjoy my friends!

Plaza Art
Plaza Art
Plaza Art Store
Plaza Art Store