Things are not going well for me

theanimator

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Hello. My name is Cassidy and I joined this forum because I think I'm doing this whole freelancing thing wrong. I graduated from college in August of 2017 with a BA in animation and absolutely could not get a job in the industry to save my life. Eventually, I landed a minimum wage job at a grocery store. About a month ago, I quit that job to try my luck at freelancing. Right now, I have one pro-bono client who wants me to start making a video in July and one client who wants me to do some illustration work at some unspecified point in the future. So I have no income. In the meantime, I've been contacting various businesses and attended a networking event in an attempt to find clients, but so far, no dice. They like my work, but have nothing for me to do.
 

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Hello. My name is Cassidy and I joined this forum because I think I'm doing this whole freelancing thing wrong. I graduated from college in August of 2017 with a BA in animation and absolutely could not get a job in the industry to save my life. Eventually, I landed a minimum wage job at a grocery store. About a month ago, I quit that job to try my luck at freelancing. Right now, I have one pro-bono client who wants me to start making a video in July and one client who wants me to do some illustration work at some unspecified point in the future. So I have no income. In the meantime, I've been contacting various businesses and attended a networking event in an attempt to find clients, but so far, no dice. They like my work, but have nothing for me to do.
Hey Cassidy,

I completely understand where you’re coming from. I graduated with a Cinema Production degree and have sadly not been able to use it to the advantage I’d hope to. However, every day is a new adventure and I wish you the best and hope you land a few clients!
 

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Hey Cassidy! I can't tell you how much I relate to your issue right now! I am almost done with my degree (its only an associates though and I hope to continue my education after it!) and I'm struggling to figure out the best ways to go about landing writing jobs. I had sought out some blogs and asked the question of what the best course would be and most had said job boards so here I am! I also figured out this place existed through 'indeed' haha. I wish you the best of luck and hopefully with this new experience you will be able to get jobs that actually pay you, and soon!