Business

  • 4 reasons networking hasn’t won you freelance clients (and how you can fix that)

    September 18, 2017 by Brittany Berger

    Networking is usually pretty “all or nothing.” Either someone avoids it like Comic Sans, or they put their all into it. And when someone doesn’t like or believe in online or offline networking for new clients, it’s usually for one of two reasons. In the first scenario, it’s likely they tried going to networking events…

  • How to make passive income every month

    September 12, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    How would you like to look at next month and already know you had income lined up, even if you didn’t have any new projects booked? It’s a pretty good feeling. Knowing that you start each month at $1000, or $2000, or $4000 already coming in the door before you even look at the new…

  • How to find new leads with higher budgets

    September 4, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    There comes a time in every freelancer’s life when they sit down and ask this question: Where can I find better leads? This is not necessarily a reflection of the freelancer’s current and past clients, but rather it’s a sign of growth. (That’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of web designers who’ve been…

  • The best tips for dealing with difficult clients

    August 31, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    As web designers, we want to love all our clients. That’s what figuring out your ideal client is all about, right? Doing what we love for people who love working with us. Many freelancers have found their way to client bliss, but pretty much all of us have had to kiss a few frogs along…

  • 4 ways to make sure working for free actually pays off

    August 29, 2017 by Brittany Berger

    “Work for the exposure, they said. It’ll pay off, they said!” I know this sounds like the beginning of a meme or comic strip, but what if “they” were right? This is one of the most commonly debated topics for freelancers, and many other types of service providers. There’s even a website called ShouldIWorkForFree.com with…

  • 6 ways to fix your mindset as a freelancer

    August 22, 2017 by Brittany Berger

    Earlier this year, my freelance business felt stuck. It was doing well, but stressing me out, not making me happy, and I knew I was capable of so much more. I was anxiously waiting to be “ready” to take it full-time and quit my day job, but something felt off. What was missing? I tried…

  • 9 tips for staying organized and successfully managing a creative project

    August 10, 2017 by Joanne Amos

    Anybody who works in a creative industry knows only too well that creativity flourishes on flexibility. Creative teams blossom when they have the freedom to play, experiment, and explore new ideas. To push boundaries and test the limits. This can cause a headache for project managers of creative teams, whose job it is to keep…

  • How to use content to promote your design business

    August 8, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    When you’re running a web design business, one of the many hats you need to wear as CEO is that of Chief Marketing Officer. And if you’re going to be a CMO worth your salt, you need to get knowledgeable about a little thing we call content marketing. Content marketing, as defined (very nicely) by…

  • 6 tips for establishing competitive pricing

    August 3, 2017 by Ashley Gainer

    When you’re in the web design business — whether it’s for yourself or as an agency — competitive pricing is a critical element of your success. Yes, your skills matter. Yes, your portfolio matters. Yes, your ability to “sell” matters. But if your prices aren’t where they should be, it won’t matter one iota how great the…

  • 12 side business ideas to help increase your income

    August 1, 2017 by Igor Ovsyannykov

    If you’re a web or graphic designer, you know how fickle your job is, especially if you work as a freelancer. This month you could be drowning from work opportunities, just trying to figure out which projects to accept. But next month, you may have to deal with absolute silence, begging for work to come…

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