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.
I can’t understand why it happens, but it’s common. Customers want work done fast, but won’t extend the same urgency to getting you paid for it. Like with most issues in a client relationship, it can be alleviated by setting some expectations upfront. In this article we talk about How Freelancers Can Make Sure They Get Paid
In recent years, the internet has given rise to what is now known as the gig-based economy. From copywriters, designers and even virtual assistants, the gig-based economy has enabled even the humblest startup to access a much wider talent pool. In this article we discuss 4 Things Your Freelancer Wants You to Know.
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.
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.
Selling your services as a freelancer is probably not the way you want to spend your time. But if you want to do good work you must be good at selling yourself too. It doesn’t have to be difficult if you know what your customers want. In this article, we discuss 5 things freelance clients want to know.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most overlooked areas for freelancers is how they get paid. It’s an important part of the experience from a customer’s point of view, and you should go out of your way to make it as easy as possible. We like to help freelance designers and those just starting out so, in this article, I will quickly go through the Payment Methods For Freelance Designers.