How to regroup and rebound after losing a major client
Lauren Bonk

Lauren Bonk

Lauren Bonk is a freelance copywriter and editor who's been wrangling family life and words since 2010. She always shows up with a healthy dose of optimism, a solid high-five, and plenty of '90s pop music references.

  • How to regroup and rebound after losing a major client

    March 13, 2017 by Lauren Bonk

    How many times a week does a freelancer hear or read the phrase “feast or famine?” Other than “do what you love,” it’s probably the most commonly-uttered cliche out there in our line of work, whether you’re a designer, a developer, a writer, or a freelance basket weaver. We all know the cliche about cliches,…

  • You are what you share: The importance of content consistency

    January 4, 2016 by Lauren Bonk

    Social media is awesome, right? It’s a great way to pass the time, stay connected, and view hundreds of much-needed cat videos. (I could seriously watch a cat bat a cup of something off of a counter all day long.) We all know that social media, however (in terms of marketing), is much more than…

  • How to get it done (when you just don’t want to) Here are a few motivation tips

    June 2, 2015 by Lauren Bonk

    Well, here you are. Tidying up the kitchen counter, avoiding the accusing stare of your computer screen (or drafting table, or easel, or jigsaw), wanting to do anything but work on that deadline. There are countless roads that can lead you to this place… maybe you took on too many clients, spent an excessive amount…

  • How to make conference networking work for you

    April 14, 2015 by Lauren Bonk

    One of the most powerful tools a designer can wield is a finely-honed business network, comprised of skilled and knowledgeable peers. Actively maintaining your network via social media, word of mouth, and good, old-fashioned business transactions will help you tailor a beautiful working environment for growing your business.  But how do you get to that…

  • How to find a design partner that’s right for you

    March 6, 2015 by Lauren Bonk

    Collaborating with another designer can be an exquisitely fulfilling experience… and finding a long-term design partner can change your career completely. It enriches your portfolio by adding variety, and it can also expand your business’ reach and broaden your perspective as a designer. Since a long-term design partnership will have a huge impact on your…

  • Ever failed big? Here's how to learn from that

    December 30, 2014 by Lauren Bonk

    The design world right now is an exciting place for many reasons, but I think my favorite is the trend of embracing failure. Keynote speakers are earnestly elaborating on the lessons they learned from failed projects, blog posts are encouraging new designers to keep with it and learn from their mistakes, and inspirational memes are…

  • Designer, freelancer, parent: how to actually work in a home office

    October 9, 2014 by Lauren Bonk

    Finding a way to follow your passion in design and make a steady living is the ideal for every self-employed designer… and for a lot of you, that means working from home. The arrangement can offer the best of both worlds: more time with the kids (also less money going to childcare), as well as…

  • How to speak publicly about design without throwing up

    September 23, 2014 by Lauren Bonk

    The opportunity to easily and inexpensively market yourself is a liberating perk of this tech-infused age. Between social media and web-based advertising, getting the word out about your work and expertise is nothing more than a click away. While technology can be beautiful, it’s important to maintain the human element of your business’ presence. In…

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