Providing Good Client Service

 

As a freelancer, clients are your lifeblood. You can produce the best work, or charge the lowest prices, but it will be for nothing if your bad attitude and work ethic push clients away. In order to build a long-lasting business and career, you must always focus on building good relationships with your clients — and it all starts with providing good client service. If you’re able to keep your clients happy, not only will they bring more business to you in the future, you also put yourself way above the competition.

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Embracing a Frugal Lifestyle

Freelancing as a graphic designer comes with many risks. In particular, you never really know when you will get paid, whether it’s due to a lack of business or a project gone wrong. And with bills to pay, the stress will affect your well-being and productivity. Furthermore, everything is getting more expensive nowadays — made worse by excessive consumerism in today’s society, with ads everywhere encouraging you to part with your hard-earned cash.

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Establishing Your Creative Network

In order to achieve success, you don’t just have to do good work — you also have to get the word out there about your brand. As a graphic designer, the act of meeting people and promoting your skills and services might not come naturally. However, the importance of networking shouldn’t be overlooked since relationships are key to any business. In other words, the more robust your creative network, the more enduring your business will be. (more…)