True story: This last week was the week from technology hell. Why? Because I’m in the middle of moving 1200 miles, so not only have Have you ever had trouble getting clients to pay invoices? Have you ever felt anxious, fearful, or “weird” about billing a client for your time? Being a freelancer you’re able to work anywhere you choose, and sometimes you can’t always be tied down to your home setup – but with Freemium. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a business model (term coined by Chris Anderson in The Long Tail) where you offer part of Late last year I made the effort to set aside time at least once a week to work on side projects. During this time, I In case you’ve been living under a proverbial rock for the last few years, Dribbble is a website that allows for designers, illustrators, typographers, iconographers, Your response to this question is more important than you’d think, “what are your weaknesses?” It could possibly cost you that new position or potential Earlier this year I wrote a post about the 9 business terms all freelance designers must know to succeed. I received a lot of great When you’re striking out on your own as a freelancer, there’s a lot to handle. You have to get your web presence going, build a A note from Preston: This is possibly one of the most important blog posts I have ever written. I didn’t mean for it to be, I recently read this comment from a pessimist in the freelance community: “Freelancing is a joke! There is no money in web design unless you Recently, I received this client response to a proof: “Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh OH MY GOSH!!! This is SOOO cool I squealed when No matter how well you plan, some weeks it seems like every client needs something and you’re left wondering when you’re going to sleep. Maybe Whether you’re a freelance graphic designer, web developer, writer, photographer, or any other type of business – an online presence is a vital part and True story: Last week I had a GoToMeeting client call at 9am, but I had a dentist appointment at 8am. No worries, right? But my It’s been proven: consistency is a key to success. Not just in the design or business world, but even in your day to day life.