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Freelancing Articles To Read

4 Big freelancing mistakes I've made and what to learn from them - Graphic Design Blender

Whether you're a new freelancer, a freelancer-to-be, or a freelancer with a few (okay, a lot of) years under your belt, one of the most efficient ways to learn is from mistakes...preferably some someone else's. But that's not always easy to talk about. (How many peers do you feel comfortable asking about their biggest mistake(s)?

4 Big freelancing mistakes I've made and what to learn from them - Graphic Design Blender

Whether you're a new freelancer, a freelancer-to-be, or a freelancer with a few (okay, a lot of) years under your belt, one of the most efficient ways to learn is from mistakes...preferably some someone else's. But that's not always easy to talk about. (How many peers do you feel comfortable asking about their biggest mistake(s)?

4 Big mistakes that make you look like a rookie entrepreneur - Graphic Design Blender

Whether you're a rookie or a veteran, everybody wants to look like a polished pro. Most of us know the basics: always use a contract under promise and over deliver spend within your means never burn bridges But we're all human, too, and sometimes we make mistakes no matter how hard we work to avoid them.

How to position yourself as an expert designer & creative pro

Back in the early days of our creative marketing business, Clients from Hell was a gift from the universe. It kept me sane, reading all of those stories from fellow comrades in arms. Now, however, I have a much different take on that site and others like it.

If I had to start over, I'd grow my design business like this

This is a really relevant topic for me. My creative agency just opened a new branch called :our PSD to HTML & WordPress company. So we had to start from scratch, hit the drawing board, and figure out how to grow. It's a different market with different customers, needs, and problems than those of our agency.

How spying on your competition leads to bigger and better freelance gigs - Graphic Design Blender

Here's a quiz question for you: How do you grow your business exponentially? Do you: (a) try figuring things out on your own as you go along and improve one step at a time, or (b) spy on people, stealing their processes and adapting them to your business?

Why you should "think big" but "start small" on your business

"It's not about starting small because it's easier to find smaller gigs. It's all about starting small to learn the steps required to deliver results successfully. When you're doing those small jobs, you ... adjust your processes, your rates, your tools, your whatever. This time period really is invaluable."

6 reasons to fire your client

You know this client. You spot an email or text and you feel a gnarly combination of dread, anger and anxiety. You spend your days and nights making endless tweaks to an onerous project to please them. And they’re not even paying you what you’re worth in the first place!

How to price a logo design guide: free tools and pro tips

The most comprehensive guide for how to price a logo design job. Including free tools: a questionnaire for your clients, and hours calculator.