Hello community :)
I recently understood what a friend of mine was trying to explain for years, (see title). Not super quick you could say, or maybe I wasn't ready yet. In any case, it has been on my mind for a while and I was curious to know what are the thoughts of other motion designers on this.
How can we invest our time instead of just selling it. By being a freelancer, you can only make as much as your hourly rate, by the number of hours you work. Being on staff, it's your salary and that's it.
In both ways you can have it good and not need more. But as experience grow and time pass, I feel the need to build something, to invest and to risk.
The two good examples of this I have in mind for the motion industry is, for one, what illo.tv is doing with their data driven video (algo.tv). I don't know if it's financially successful, but it's a motion product that can work in parallel of their service business.
For two, it's the School of Motion (or any other online courses). I'm currently testing one, (the cinema 4d) and I'm just so impress by the quality of the business. So as a motion designer, Joey has invest in educational content, platform and people to build a profitable (i hope) business the he can step away at some points.
Does this feeling ring a bell for any other?