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I am a self-employed photographer and graphic artist. During this difficult time, many of my clients have tightened their expenditure budgets, and I have certainly noticed the difference. I think the keys for artists in this economy are to:
1. Be better businesspeople. Artists' weaknesses are often that they aren't business-savvy. Now is a perfect time to ramp up your business through smart marketing and promotion (this doesn't have to cost much money at all). Also, finding ways to be more efficient in your projects, thus increasing your bottom line on each project.
2. Improve your skill set. To be more competitive, we are required to always improve our skills in our field. With the extra time we have from a slow economy, we have an opportunity to grow as artists. You can take some time to attend art gatherings to network, research a different style of art, or teach yourself a new skill like Flash animation or videography.
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