• This week has been really podcast heavy… We spoke at an event about how to start your own podcast, we were interviewed by another podcast, talking about the best ways to interview people and our DM’s have been busy with some pod related questions. I...

  • Starting a business isn’t easy. After I’d made an offering to Odin I realised this wasn’t the kind of sacrifice that was going to get results. There were a lot of things in my life that I gave up, in order to create a successful...

  • The first Creative Rebels blog that I wrote was about New Years Resolutions. We’re six months into the year now and apparently, 80% of new resolutions are failed by mid-February (I just Googled it). A lot of people think their traits are fixed and they...

  • I always talk about business as being an inverted pyramid. At the top is awareness (people who know you exist; followers), in the middle is interaction (people who like what you do and engage with you and at the tip of the pyramid is the...

  • The word ‘creativity’ is overused and under defined. Ask a room of ten people “what is creativity?” you’ll get ten different answers. This is a problem because if we all have a different understanding then it’s harder to collectively utilise the massive power of creativity,...

  • The first time I got called an entrepreneur was in a feature in the Financial Times in 2015. I’d heard the term before but I had to go and Google what it actually meant. Over the next few years, the word started to get used...

  • I used to sell mobile phones. Dressed in a purple shirt, I would tell my victims which handset had the most megapixels and why a 24-month contract was, in fact, better than a 12month contract. I was in no way passionate about it and I don’t think I met anyone else within the company that I worked, who was.

  • The solo entrepreneur is a romantic notion. The lone wolf. Reliant upon nobody. Self-made. Sounds pretty cool, right? It might be cool but the much easier route to success is through collaboration. The saying; ‘your network is your net worth’ is becoming a cliché at this point, but there’s a reason for clichés, they’re normally true. Surround yourself with people that bring you up. Grow together and collaborate. Every business I’m a part of, I’m partnered with people that know more than me about something in that business. They’re partnered with me because I know something more than them. Toge

  • I must start by saying; it’s very unlikely when you start selling your work that you’ll be called a sell-out, most people understand that we all need to eat, even artists. So please don’t worry too much about it. But I do know that, no...

  • A giveaway can be a great way to reward your followers and to bring new interest to what you’re doing. Just please, for fuck’s sake, don’t give away an iPad. I can see why ten years ago the iPad giveaway became fashionable. Tablets were new...

  • Everyone is worried about their age. You’re either too young, inexperienced and immature or you’re too old, past it and irrelevant. Except for the people that don’t give a fuck. The 25-year-old CEOs and the 75-year-old influencers that judge themselves on their accomplishments, not the number of times they’ve orbited the sun.

  • There’s no special marketing that’s just for creative people; marketing is marketing. I was specific about this post being for creatives because a lot of us are really bad at it and that’s something I want to change. If you create for fun and you’re not interested in getting paid, well, that’s fine; you don’t really need to understand marketing. If you want to make money, or even make your career, by doing something creative then an understanding of marketing is essential. To put it another way; without good marketing, you will fail.

  • Some people seem to have everything figured out. We’ve all heard interviews with pop stars who saw someone on the TV when they were 3 years old and knew that was what they wanted to do for the rest of their life. And we all...

  • I want it ALL and I want it NOW. No wonder though, right? Our society is based on not having to wait for anything. We used to have to wait a week to watch an episode of our favourite show. Now we can't even wait five seconds to skip forward to the next episode on Netflix. If our internet connection is two seconds slower than normal we get frustrated and bored and we leave the page. Forget walking to the shops for dinner, just Deliveroo it. Quick and easy is the way of the world. But wait... There's a secret superpower that some very successful people employ; it's called 'delayed gratificat

  • Turning our hobbies into our careers was the best thing we've ever done. We've read a lot of reasons why people recommend keeping the two separate. I guess our latest blog post isn't for those people. If you've ever thought about doing something you enjoy for a job then give it a read. Let us know if it helps.

  • Fear is powerful. So powerful that it stops some people from even getting started. We're worried we have nothing to say, that our work isn't good enough, that no one will take us seriously. Every successful person has overcome these fears and you must too.

  • There's a lot of snakes out there. They want you to work for free. They'll tell you how great it'll be for you and then... it isn't. That being said; I've worked for free a bunch. Here's why.

  • Some people are creative machines. They churn out masterpiece after masterpiece. Others; not so much. Why is that?

  • Bowie, Mozart, Einstein, Jordan, Prince, what do they have that we don't?

  • We've seen some shocking job applications over the years. There are some things that almost EVERYONE gets wrong. Sharpen up your email game and land that dream job 🔥

  • We all want to learn more, be more productive and reach our goals. We plan out how we're going to do it, but most of us are never able to...