Freelance graphic designer and animator Faye Brown teaches 11,000 students on Skillshare. We sat down with Faye to learn how she juggles freelancing, family and teaching as a creative professional, and gather some advice for those looking to make the leap to self-employment.
Teela Cunningham has taught over 8,000 students since teaching her first class on Skillshare 9 months ago. Since then, the supplemental income from her Skillshare classes gave Teela the confidence and support she needed to quit her job and pursue her entrepreneurial dream.
As a highly sought-after calligrapher, Bryn Chernoff’s income was dependent on the time she could make for her clients. Thanks to her Skillshare classes, she’s added a steady source of supplemental income, allowing her to grow her studio, expand her team, and make more time to be with her family. For a self-employed parent searching for a flexible work-life balance, that opportunity is invaluable.
Motion Graphic Artist / Animator Jake Bartlett always dreamed of quitting his day job and focusing full-time on his freelance career, but it wasn’t until he started teaching on Skillshare that this dream became reality. Today, with 75% of his income coming from teaching on Skillshare, Jake has the financial stability and freedom to spend his time working on the things he loves most.