Freelancing Tips

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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Why You Need to Compete for Business

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Competition is tough these days. It seems that everyone is a designer and everyone is also an expert. But it will come a time when you will have to be smarter and better at what you do and your work will be the shining example. Today a lot of large agencies are not competing for small accounts and are even …

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9 Rules to Keep You Moving Forward

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All the creatives we know have rules they use on a daily basis. This helps keep them motivated and sharp and their business moving forward. Of course, it is not easy following rules, but once you get started you can apply them a little at a time or all at once. Don’t get caught up in having to make these …

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Warning – Big Time Freelancing Mistakes

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Freelancing is a challenging business, but to have simple mistakes create problems can be avoided. Everyone makes mistakes. We do and others we know do, so it is not un-common. The best way to deal with mistakes is to try to avoid them in the first place. OK. So you are thinking “How do I avoid mistakes?” Well; that depends …

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7 Ways to Make Contact Again

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  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 …

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Warning – Burnout Will End Your Freelance Career

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How to Avoid Burnout and Boost Productivity The one most devastating thing is when a designer experience burnout. This is not only devastating to their business but, social life as well. It is critical that you stay focused and make the job fun and productive. Here are a few ways to ab void burnout and increase productivity: The Morning Starter. …

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