Freelancing Tips

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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Warning! Bad Typefaces Could Loose You Customers

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How many times have you read about using typefaces for this or that? As far as I am concerned many. The size of the font will greatly affect viewing and if your customers are aging or wearing glasses you need to carefully think out the face and sizes. Ho do I know? I am one of those who has to …

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7 Warnings For Freelancers

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No matter how long you have been freelancing; we all make mistakes even the seasoned professional. Some mistakes are simple and others are costly. You need to stay away from the costly ones as much as possible. After doing some research with staff and friends we have compiled a list of the most common (and maybe not so common) mistakes …

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How To Become a Happier and Successful Freelancer

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Every freelancer worries about almost everything in their business. Did I say the right thing, did I do the right thing, is the design good enough and you could go on and on. Driving yourself crazy will definitely put you in a crappy state of mind. So; what can you do? Some days it may be hard to remember, but …

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Alert! Now is The Time For Freelancing

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Why? The demand is growing according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 53 million Americans earn income freelancing, which is about one in every three employees. Considering that freelance work basically didn’t even exist until around the late 1980s, that’s a massive amount of growth. Free Creative Live On-Line Courses for September Sure you are probably thinking that …

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