Freelance anything is hard. Breaking in to the contract superhero business is likely the easiest thing. Once you jump the hurdle of procuring super powers. On episode 3 of Super. Black., the spotlight shines brightly on the Heroes For Hire, Luke Cage and Iron Fist! How do we choose to celebrate this mega duo, akin to Riggs and Murtaugh of Lethal Weapon? With our very first Top 6, that’s how.
Special guest and successful contract Animator Aaron Brewer and I discuss some legitimate tips for freelancers. We tailor them to people with super abilities who are looking to venture out on their own and make some money saving lives. Aaron enlightens us on what it’s like to be a successful freelancer and how Super Heroes (and villains) can use their special gifts to be their own boss. I know what you are thinking. What hero would charge someone for a save…
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As an added bonus, we tossed in a few extra tips for all you creatives out there. These points didn’t make the list but are no less important. Have any more freelance tips? Share them with us via Twitter or send us a note.
If you are going to be out there making moves and tossing criminals in the air, you are going to need a defining mark. Just like any business needs a solid logo, you will need a compelling symbol of hope. Batman has that rodent on his chest, Superman would lead you to believe his S means hope, and Spider-Man went a little overboard with the size of that arachnid on his torso BUT they all have one thing in common, when you see them, you know who is there to save you.
You can’t save everyone, and that laundry is pilling up. Maybe skip that hostage situation?
Set up a perks system for those people who just can’t seem to stay safe. I am talking about the Jimmy Olsen’s and Barbara Gordon’s of the world. Superman once gifted Jimmy with a watch that, when activated, can summon Superman from wherever he was. That is one hefty gift.
Batman got Barbara a broken back. Not as flashy a gift, I would say.
Don’t go running off to save someone mid-rescue. Finish throwing a beating at the first dope. Then go help clear out the burning building with the kittens and orphans.
“Not the orphans!” – Black Dynamite
In this episode I make reference to a super hero freelance contract. Well, here it is.