Category: Achieving Success as a Freelancer

  • Stop Being a Perfectionist as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Stop Being a Perfectionist as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    In freelancing you might feel obliged to overdeliver because there’s so much competition and you don’t want to lose a single clients. Consequently you obsess over each and every little detail just to make absolutely sure that everything is perfect. Yes, such dedication can be beneficial to your success — but it can also affect…

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  • Providing Good Client Service as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Providing Good Client Service as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    As a freelancer, clients are your lifeblood. You can produce the best work, but it will all 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 focus on building good relationships with your clients — and it all starts with…

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  • Embracing a Frugal Lifestyle as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Embracing a Frugal Lifestyle as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Freelancing as a graphic designer comes with many risks — which is where embracing a frugal lifestyle comes in. You never really know when your next paycheck will come, whether it’s due to a lack of business or a project gone wrong. And with bills to pay the stress will negatively affect your well-being and…

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  • Establishing Your Creative Network as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Establishing Your Creative Network as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    In order to achieve success, it’s not only about producing good work — you also have to get the word out there about your business. As a graphic designer the act of meeting people and promoting your services might not come naturally. However, the importance of establishing your creative network shouldn’t be overlooked since relationships…

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  • Building Self-Worth as a Graphic Designer

    Building Self-Worth as a Graphic Designer

    Freelancing as a graphic designer is certainly not easy — the road is filled with obstacles and things will often not work out the way you expected. You might have ‘dry’ spells when projects just aren’t coming your way, or be frustrated by the feeling that you just aren’t as good as other designers out…

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  • Managing Client Feedback as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Managing Client Feedback as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    After discussing the design brief with the client at length, you believe you have a good idea of what they are looking for. As such, you devote time and effort into creating the best work possible. Confident, you present the fruits of your labor to the client — only to receive feedback that it doesn’t…

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  • How to Avoid Procrastination as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    How to Avoid Procrastination as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    You have a project with a deadline that is fast approaching. You know your next paycheck depends on the success of this project but you just aren’t motivated enough to be productive. Instead, you find yourself checking social media, watching videos — everything else except finishing the project. For those who are prone to distractions,…

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  • Keeping Up with Design Trends as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Keeping Up with Design Trends as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    As the world of graphic design constantly changes, it can be difficult to keep up to date with the newest design trends. And it’s not just the latest visual styles you have to worry about — even the current tools and software you are using might not be as useful a few months down the…

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