3 Simple Tips to Keep Your Client Pool Full

Keeping your client pool full is one of the most difficult tasks that any design firm or freelance designer faces. Interestingly enough, it’s also one of the most important aspects of running a design business. After all, if you don’t have clients, you don’t have work. And if you don’t have work, you can’t pay the bills. If you can’t pay the bills, you go out of business. This article will explore various ways you can make sure your client

You Know You're a Freelance Designer When… #9

You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #9
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You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #8
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Take care of your design business, and it will take care of you

I have fellow designers email me all the time with questions and concerns about how to run their design business. Whether they are graphic designers or web designers (or both) most problems seem to be pretty similar. They can’t find clients. They can’t keep the clients they manage to find. They don’t know how to get paid on time. And so on, and so on. You know the drill. Chances are, you have had similar problems (or will experience them

You Know You're a Freelance Designer When… #7

You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #7

Ten things I’ve learned (so far) about starting a freelance design business

Over the past few months I’ve been working on getting my freelance design business up and running. It’s definitely been a learning experience (in a good way, mostly), and I thought I’d share some tips that I’ve come across. Determining Business Structure There are many structures, but the most common for freelances are Sole Proprietor and LLC. I had a hard time deciding between the two. A Sole Proprietorship is an unincorporated business that you own by yourself. Basically you’re

You Know You're a Freelance Designer When… #6

You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #6

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You Know You’re a Freelance Designer When… #5

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