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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Have a Freelance Business Problem or Question?

  Do you have a problem with a client, need a design critique, business set-up or any freelance/independent worker question? We can answer it quickly to help you move on in your business. Unanswered questions can put unnecessary stress on you and your business. This service is FREE and we don’t need to know anything about the client. Just post …

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NOTICE: Our Site Is Changing

We have decided to alter our site (not the articles since they will stay in our current library) to fit the numerous requests for more information about Independent/Freelance Workers articles and podcasts.  You will see some changes to the site, but they will be for the benefit of all designers and Independent workers. If you have any suggestions or want to …

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Warning: Our HTTPS Connection Has Changed

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In case you noticed a security warning from your browser; we have removed our security certificate because, we no longer get payments to our site. Everything goes directly to our affiliates or Paypal since it is secure and easier to make and take payments. There are no problems with our site, but it will take time for Google to get …

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Warning – Resumes You Will Want to Copy


Everyone in the creative field knows a creative resume/portfolio can open doors instantly while a bad one…well won’t do anything. There are a lot of articles on-line with some good ideas and others with ones that won’t help you get your foot in the door. Today more than ever you need to be very creative to get a director’s attention …

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9 Freelance Business Tips Slideshow

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[video_player type=”embed” width=”853″ height=”480″ align=”center” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″][/video_player] Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks. The Creative Tablet Staff

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What’s Your Vector Victor?


I guess some readers will know that title from the Airplane Movie series, but that is not what this post is about…sorry. This is about a program called Vectr that will make your freelancing business much easier and faster. One of many program available this one seems much easier and FREE to use. What can it do? Send anyone a …

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Alert About Pricing Your Work

CTC Burnout

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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5 Follow-Up Emails for Unresponsive Clients


Emails are hard enough to deal with and even harder when you get no response. It is always better to communicate face-to-face or by phone, but when that’s not possible (not sure when it would not be possible) emails have to suffice. So, what do you do when you get no response from a client and you need answers to …

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Why You Need to Compete for Business

TCT Think-Box

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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