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What to Include in Your Freelance Portfolio (except for the obvious)

What to Include in Your Freelance Portfolio (except for the obvious)

  1. Your name, location and contact details.
  2. Examples of your past work.

The above are obvious details that spring to mind when you think about it but what are the less obvious things to include? Join us in this article as we discuss What to Include in Your Freelance Portfolio (except for the obvious)

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How to Relax While Running Your Own Business

How to Relax While Running Your Own Business

When you wake up in the morning the first thing you think about is your business, you then continue to think about it all day every day until you fall asleep at night. You spend your working day in the office managing your employees, coming up with new ideas and grinding through challenges with the aim of growing the company that you worked so hard to build. In this article we discuss How to Relax While Running Your Own Business.

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Things You Should Never Say to a Freelance Graphic Designer

Things You Should Never Say to a Freelance Graphic Designer

When it comes to graphic design, many people have a vague understanding of it. The job of a designer is considered to only to create company logos and photoshop pretty images. But, there is much more a graphic designer can do. To be a Graphic designer is, indeed, an art.

When you work as a graphic designer, you have to deal with all sorts of clients. One of the greatest challenges while dealing with clients is the communication issue.

Here is a collection of Things You Should Never Say to a Freelance Graphic Designer. They will not react to it, but they will not appreciate it as well. Let’s have a look at those things.

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A Sales Process For Advanced Freelancer

A Sales Process For Advanced Freelancer

Like any entrepreneur, advanced freelancers should be working on their business, as well as in it. The sales process is the first thing I worked on, and optimised, because of the importance of it. This guide will take you through finding leads, discussing the project and closing the deal. A sales process for advanced freelancer should take up at least 20% of your time during engagements. And 100% of your time in a dry spell.

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The Guide to Write a Winning Design Proposal

The Guide to Write a Winning Design Proposal

Not every company and client will be sold on your abilities as a creative and hand you the duties of branding or rebranding their business on a whim. Whether you are a junior graphic designer or a professional art director, sometimes you will have to write a design proposal to win over a client. In this article, we take a look at The Guide to Write a Winning Design Proposal.

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3 rules for branding your freelance business

3 rules for branding your freelance business

A brand isn’t something you create or control, but you can try and shape it with style, imagery and succinct messages (tag-lines). A brand is the perception of your company before they’ve spoken to you. And it’s important for a freelancer, because growing your business relies on people recommending you to others that have no idea who you are.

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How to win freelance work without proposals

How to Win Freelance Work Without Proposals

Writing proposals has to be the most time consuming and least motivating part of freelance work. A lot of effort goes into the production and presentation, making sure all the client’s questions are answered as well as having answers for any questions that might come up in the future. There is a trick to delivering proposals that don’t require the typical production values, although you still have to write them.

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