Never let anyone tell you working for yourself/freelance, is easy.
Sure, you have no boss [Other than the client]. No hours to worry about, and you can work when you want - but you're alone. You have no back up. No one to really help you out. You need to do everything yourself - make contacts/connections, advertise, sell yourself. No one does that for you. There's no stability unless you work your fingers to the bone.
Didn't work for the month? You don't eat - simple as that. Or, maybe you did work, but you got screwed when it came time to get paid - you were foolish and had no contract [Frankly, you should be smacked if that's the case - but I digress], or the contract was full of holes that the client got around. There's no real protection for that. Not exactly easy to afford keeping a lawyer on retainer, you know?
It's all pretty much impossible to do on your own. That's what this entry is about - I need help. Real, genuine help. I'm flat out broke - [I literally have 7 cents to my name in my PayPal account. That's it.]
My PC is on it's last legs. Takes nearly 10 minutes to fully boot up, almost that long to shut down. I can't use features within Photoshop, such as some 3D tools, like Repoussť. And forget CS6 - I can't even use the "Lighting Effects" filter in that. It works well enough to keep working, but it needs to be upgraded - if not flat out replaced.
I do a lot of fractal art, as you've seen. Some of my recent ones, like Vicarious
took over a week to render - that's not practical if I want to keep trying to make phone/iPad cases
Even Cinema 4D suffers - it's bad enough that it chugs while I'm working - but 9 hours to render a 3 second, 1280 x 720 clip with simple materials is just ridiculous. Like the fractals, it's impractical if I hope to do what I want with that.So, obviously, I need money
- but more importantly, I need work
. I'm asking, yet again, for help. If anyone - anyone
- on my watch list needs something done, or if you know of someone who needs something done, send them my way.
You can see my rates on my Services
page on my website. You can also browse the ~VenomGraphics
deviantART page to get a better idea of what I can offer - I only have my freelance related stuff there.
I know how much some of you like my work - I'd rather not be forced to quit. To keep that from happening, I need your help.