Category: Freelance Design

When you’re trying to run your own freelance business, it’s important to remember that you’re not just a design professional. You’re also a business owner. That means you need to learn not just how to do your design job better, but how to run your business better, too.

Protect Your Rights with the Standard Freelance Contract by AND CO

By on March 28, 2017

As a freelancer, you’ve probably run into more than one instance of a client who doesn’t pay on time (or at all). You might also have faced a situation where there’s a misunderstanding with a client over exactly what each...

How Internal and External Motivation Differs

By on March 10, 2017

Motivation is the power that comes from within that pushes you to take action towards achieving your goal. Simultaneously powered by desire and ambition, and therefore, if these are absent, motivation has no effect.

Social Psychology Tips to Help Get More Web Design Clients

By on March 7, 2017

Several years ago, I enrolled in a self-improvement course which taught me a concept I found helpful for getting more clients for my freelancing career. If you want to “hit” a goal, you need to focus on two things: Trying...

The Importance of Your Reputation as a Freelance Creative

By on February 9, 2017

If you don't already know, you are constantly being evaluated by everyone you meet. I'm not just talking about the quality of the things you design or the projects that you code, either, although that's certainly important.

Unconventional (but Effective) Ways of Getting Your Design Work Noticed

By on February 9, 2017

Getting your work noticed is not easy. There are thousands, if not millions of designers doing the same work as you, and if you're really honest with yourself, they might even be doing it better! But that doesn't mean you...

Five Steps to Writing a Bullet-Proof Web Design Proposal

By on February 3, 2017

Building a website takes a lot of time and effort. The client doesn't always realize just how much work goes into it. If you don't properly set expectations and price things accordingly up front, inevitably there will be scope creep.

Tips for Getting Through the Initial Web Design Client Meeting

By on February 2, 2017

In the field of web design, there are far too many prices, skill sets, levels of professionalism, and differences in deliverables for any client to really understand them all, or even comprehend where to start.

Research-Backed Tips for Increasing Your Creative Output

By on January 30, 2017

No matter how good you are, everyone falls prey to inefficient workflows that rob them of their time and energy, not to mention limit their creative expression. These research-backed steps give creatives the tools to remove friction from their workflow,...