Freelancers, Where Does the Brand Stop and You Start?

You hear all the time if you are a freelancer, that you are essentially the business. Not only are you all aspects of it, but you are also the face behind it. But how much of that face is actually yours, and how much of it is a sort of compromised professional persona that may not be a fully representative of you?

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How to Use Job Boards to Land Clients

If you’re a web designer charging a reasonable rate for your services, you’ve likely been really discouraged when you’ve looked at job boards in the past—lots of jobs that pay very little and want the moon. Or, worse, the jobs that want a designer to merely clone a pre-existing site.

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5 Ways To Impress Your Clients

You’re one of many freelance designers striving to make a positive, long-lasting impression on your clients. For clients who understand design, your amazing portfolio will show off your skills and style.

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Don’t Freelance If…

Freelancing has treated me very well. I’ve been able to make some decent money while doing something that I love to do. Recently, I wrote an article called “Take the Plunge into Freelance Work” on my blog, The Creative Lab. However, freelancing isn’t for everyone; here is a list of reasons why you’d want to avoid it.

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5 Things Every Freelance Designer Should Do

As a freelance graphic designer, you will have to wear many different hats from time to time. It can become extremely difficult to juggle all the different tasks thrown at you in a given day. In this post I want to concentrate on five things that will not only increase your productivity, but also your number of clients.

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A Discussion On Web Maintenance Contracts

The issue of how to handle a web maintenance contract has always puzzled me. I’m constantly rethinking how I should do things. Throughout my many efforts, I’ve tried to set up hourly and per project contracts. So which is better?

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