Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Marketing Your Professionalism

Those of you embarking upon or recently arrived upon the freelance collaborative piano scene might be interested in reading Mason Hipp's Building Credibility: 11 Ways to Show You're a Professional on Freelance Switch. Mason writes about ways to show that you are prepared for business, have an effective profile, present yourself adequately, but are also clear in setting boundaries. The article's last sentence, which very nicely encapsulates the CP freelance world:

The higher you can position yourself above the mess of inconsistency and unprofessionalism that is fairly common in the freelancing world, the better off you’ll be.

In other words, walk the walk. You would be shocked to hear how fast word travels about the abilities and reputation of a freelance musician, positive or not.

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