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    Posted April 3, 2014 by
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    The Mission of Katie Yeakle and American Writers and Artists Inc.

     
    Many people aspire to become artists, but few actually end up realizing their dream. That's because most people don't know where to start. In 1997 when American Writers and Artists Inc was formed, that was a problem that Katie Yeakle was intent on solving.
    AWAI has become a leading resource for information regarding becoming a successful freelance writer or graphic designer. Freelancing is a risky business, as it means you only have yourself to rely upon. That's why most freelancers fail, and end up having to give up being their own boss after only a short time.
    But AWAI was built to provide the lessons freelancers need to understand how to brand themselves, and how to find work. Freelance work is more difficult to manage than most other careers, but can also be extremely rewarding, granted you have the necessary knowledge to make a go of your career.
    There are many things start up freelance writers just don't understand. The mission of Katie Yeakle's company is to teach prospective artists how to write a resume, how to conduct an online interview, and also what to expect from the job market.
    Alongside being a freelance writer, you have to be prepared for a lot of rejection. Not everybody is going to hire you, and in most cases you're going to be looking at applying for a lot of jobs and only succeeding on a small percentage.
    Preparing for that lifestyle, and improving your odds a little bit, to get that success rate as high as possible, is what AWAI is all about. To date they've helped various freelance writers and graphic designers earn upwards of 1.8 trillion.
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