Ever wish you could nab more of those big logo and branding gigs?
I’m talking about $5000, $10000, $25000+ logo, identity, and branding projects.
As designers, we have to keep upping our game when it comes to adding value to our design services.
Potential clients are looking for that stand out—the designer or design studio who rises above the rest.
But here’s the thing. To add value, you have to establish credibility and trust.
How do you add that kind of value?
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Not all case studies are created equally. Most are pretty shit actually. For freelancers that aren’t professional writers, it can be quite daunting or difficult to see the benefits. Join us in this article as we discuss How to Write The Perfect Freelance Case Study
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Having a strong personal brand is crucial if you want to build a successful design career.
When you’re applying to jobs or reaching out to clients, a strong personal brand can help make you more memorable, showcase your style and tone of work, and convince people that you’re truly passionate about design outside of your 9-5 job. It also shows that you have an opinion or point of view about design and are willing to boldly attach that opinion to yourself for everyone to see!
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Freelance bidding websites attract a lot of freelance projects. They do this by encouraging competition and cheap prices. In this situation, nobody wins. The customer only gets what they paid for (not a lot). And the freelancer can’t grow their business beyond the platform. To win a bid, you must compete on price. To lower your price, you must perform a basic service or reduce your costs. This goes against an advanced freelancers way of thinking. If you focus on adding as much value to a customers business as possible, everybody wins.
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It’s time to show your work, and today we’re going to learn how to present logos and identity projects. Ben Burns from the futur teaches us How To Present Logo Design and Identity Projects to Clients.
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There are so many client personalities it’s hard to generalise them into just a few. But here I’ve noted the most common types that I came across and how I handled it.
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Advanced freelancers are different to your typical freelancer in a few important ways. They are reliable when they take work on. They’re consistent in their approach. They do their particular service or craft as a full-time job and enjoy it. And they’re aspiring to create a reputation or brand to help grow their business in the future. But if you were to sum it up in one sentence; they reduce the risk for their customers.
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Print media has been around for decades. It is still one of the most effective ways to get your message across to an audience or a target demographic. In the digital age of today, the meaning and effectiveness of the Print Media are not lost on anyone.
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It’s normal to want to fill your schedule with paid client work. But when you’re just working for clients you’ll lose a lot of what makes you a good freelancer. Things like trying out new technologies or tactics. Taking time to work on things that give you pleasure or are useful for other people, like open source or education. There are a few things I’d recommend you do with time between projects, in-case you haven’t thought of them already.
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A bad client can cost you more than just the time spent dealing with the hassle they create. There are greater risks like not getting paid, or having legal issues. I have a strong gut feeling when dealing with a bad client, and every time I’ve ignored it, it’s ended badly. Over time I learned to recognise the things they did leading up to a bad break-up. In this article we discuss 8 Red Flags to Avoid Bad Freelance Clients.
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