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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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Payment Methods For Freelance Designers

Payment Methods For Freelance Designers

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.

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Time Management Tips and Techniques for Freelance Designers

Time Management Tips and Techniques for Freelance Designers

Being a freelance designer – not having a boss around while organizing your own time at your own pace, in whatever scenery you choose, may sound like a dream come true.

Or the worst nightmare, if you often find yourself stuck with deadlines, working 24/7, or being forced to turn down the job since you just can’t fit it in your schedule. Read on to find out some Time Management Tips and Techniques for Freelance Designers

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How to pick your freelancing niche

How to Pick Your Freelancing Niche

A freelance niche refers to a small segment of the total market that buys freelance services. This can be defined as a “horizontal” segment, usually focused on a particular service, like “Logo Design”. And a “vertical” segment, focused on a particular sector of an industry, like online retail. Ignore broad service segments (horizontal), because nobody seeks out services. They want to solve their problems. Instead, I’ll try to convince you to focus on the problems of a specific industry (vertical). The goal is to spend the least amount of time winning work, and more time billing.

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How much should a freelance designer charge

How Much Should a Freelance Designer Charge?

Working out how much you cost is easy. But how much you should charge is a little more complex. There are many ways to charge for the work you do, but in my opinion there is only one way. If you want something more scalable than your average freelance business, you should charge for the value you created. So the question is How Much Should a Freelance Designer Charge? let’s take a look at how you can calculate your rates.

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Freelance, and Business, and Stuff by Amy & Jennifer Hood

Freelance, and Business, and Stuff by Amy & Jennifer Hood

Freelance and business and stuff is a guide for creatives and it’s written by twin sisters Amy and Jennifer Hood who are the founding partners and creative directors behind Hoodzpah, a boutique brand identity and design agency based out of Newport Beach, California.

The Hood sisters have worked with clients such as Google, Disney, Facebook, 20th Century Fox, and Target so from reading that client list you know the advice within the book will be of great value.

The book has been made up of their personal research and experiences while running their own design studio.

You can also read their designer interview to provide more insights from their life as designers.

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