These Freelancer Tips came from Collective Chemistry where I was a contributing member when I first arrived in Seattle.
1. Don’t underestimate your current skills.
2. The moment you become uncomfortable is the moment you start to grow.
3. Word-of-mouth, on its own, is not a marketing strategy.
4. “…people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” — Leonardo da Vinci
5. If you want to manage and grow a successful freelance business over the long run, you have to reinvent yourself, your services, and your vision.
6. The first step of change is to become aware of your own BS.
7. Masters do not do 4,000 things. They do a few things 4,000 times.
8. “Success is doing what you want, where you want, when you want and with whom you want, as much as you want.”
9. Understand your most valuable asset: time.
10. Failure is just feedback.
Dazzling Freelance Creative Anna Thoreau is finding her way thru word of mouth in Seattle. Armed with a killer site & Creativity to spare Anna is making a sensation with her beautifully crafted designs, graphics, web builds & inventions. Her charm brings in top clients & her skill-set delivers every time, she’s quickly building a solid rep. Find her on YouTube pimping Creativity, Street Music and Planet Health at “Creativity in Cascadia“.
Her band media packages are as fun as they are artistic & effective.
Joel Kenworthy and Anna Thoreau make up the Seattle BrassPunk band “Basphite”
Anna’s startup media boutique, Aesdiopod Designs, is a leader in building up the post-Capitalist/ Clean energy New World System that is burning up the old world & spawning New Markets that hold people & planet health 1st holistic economy that’s thriving & supporting humanity and planet health.
Basphite has our debut EP out!
“Hippocatikus” is available! Songlist: Get Out Da Way, Hurricane Season, Hellbama, Meowtown, Menace, Wheels
Basphite covers “Menace” by Seattle’s Actionesse on their latest album release comin out soon and available out of the case at Capitol Hill & Westlake Stations and Pacific Place as well at an upcoming gig at Poquitos Atrium for a select lucky few.
For booking inquiries email: basphite [at] gmail.com
Fire at the Station
Just in time for Christmas!!!!
I joined a new app to find collaborators in Cascadia. I’ll report about how good it works for me and vice versa, called Shapr.
Also joined a team to work on an app/site/media for Taming Bigfoot, a contest in the Seattle area (total leading city in prototyping/activating the clean energy movement). My bandmate & I were talking on the bus the other day, if you want to help things be better, in this case healthier environment, go find the others who are already doing that and help them… et voila.
We’re on our way & we got that fire. It’s more than a start, it’s a fire!
Rise Up! Action Band played at the 350 Seattle fundraising shindig last night. It was a blast, if you are into helping the planet transition to clean energy, water, food, & fuel, aire like I am go check out 350 in your area & get on board they/we are making good waves. Keep the Oil in the Soil!!
And I LOVE THIS FLUTE!
Music house life is pretty damn sweeeeet! Happy holiday time internet massive!
Basphite has been working on an album to sell out of the case. I’m so pumped about this project!
And I’ve been on a quest for 100 subscribers on Youtube “Creativity in Cascadia” so I can unlock more features to start. I’m posting a lot of videos on there, getting a good flow on. Creativity will save the world!
And THIS WEEKEND Seattle paintings by Anna Thoreau are up at The Underground club in Pioneer Square for your third eye’s pleasure, and for purchase, make me an offer!
I’ve been playing out on my own with my guitar. It’s been magical…..
It’s fun what two brains do when they are really just wanting to collaborate….
What is revealed to them and the dopamine flows….
“I’m free now
free to look out the window
free to live my story
free to sing along”
Morphine – I’m Free Now
Basphite plays out all around Seattle metro and specifically Tuesday at rush hour at Capitol Hill Station.
Playlist is eclectic funk, some klezmer influence and shakes bootie.
If you are in Seattle it’s likely you will catch this band. Pop up sets in Capitol Hill, Seattle Center, and Westlake to name a few and adding new spots all the time.
Come hang with us at Art Attack in Georgetown on the Second Saturday night in October!