Freelancing Tips

29 Ways to Promote Your Freelance Work

Everyone is trying to promote their freelancing business. Here are some ideas to help you get a jump on your competition: 1. Referrals This is something many freelancers don’t even think about asking for a referral from business associates. You can even give them something in return such as a small-fee or discounts on services if it leads to a …

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5 Reasons to Use Graphic Design in Your Business

We are graphic designers, but tend to forget to use them in our own business, because we get so caught up in finding more clients. Business owners need to take the time and find the right graphics for their promotional materials. Graphic design can help your business prosper, but only if used the right way. Here are some ideas to …

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7 Creative Ideas to Follow-Up After Presentation

In this day and age, it’s simply not enough to call on someone and make a presentation. If you don’t follow up at least 7 times, you are wasting your time, as well as theirs. The more time you put into getting to know your potential customers, the better your relationship will be. Because of that, you need to follow …

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How to Use Value-Based Pricing For Design Projects?

What is the best way to use value-based fees for design projects? What would the “value” be? I see that a lot of designers use time-based pricing (hourly, daily, etc.) Time-based pricing is horrible, for the following reasons: 1.There’s a conflict of interest between you and the client. The longer the work takes, the more you earn and the more …

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7 Ideas to Be More Creative

As freelancers we are aware of the things we need to do to be productive. Here are a few we follow to keep ourselves more productive: 1. Your Workspace. Keep it neat and clean. Nothing can be more frustrating then trying to find the paperwork for a project then a cluttered work area. That also included the files on your …

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Are You Really a Creative Designer?

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Some say they are creative designers and other are convinced. Which one are you? Today it seems as though anyone can be a designer with the right software. You don’t even need any training of any kind – except the software itself. The days of going to design school or working at an agency to learn the trade are quickly …

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Alert About Pricing Your Work

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Pricing is a tricky business for anyone and especially for freelancers who are constantly competing with other freelancers for work. You have to get it right the first time or lose money and possible clients. Of course, that is not always easy to do and a lot of the pricing depends on a variety of things and you don’t know …

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