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  • Making Money with CafePress as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Making Money with CafePress as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Founded in 1999, CafePress has become one of the biggest online retailer of custom t-shirts, personalized gifts, posters & art, mugs, and much more. If you have created artwork on similar sites such as TeePublic and Design by Humans, CafePress is another place for selling them and making money as a freelance graphic designer.

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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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  • Creating a Conducive Workspace as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Creating a Conducive Workspace as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    One of the joys about freelancing is that you can work wherever you want. In fact, all you really need is a laptop and a decent wifi connection. You might even be tempted to work straight from bed. Although the freedom is there, you have to realize that freelancing is both a career and a…

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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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  • Creating an Effective Mood Board as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    Creating an Effective Mood Board as a Freelance Graphic Designer

    As the saying goes, time is money, especially for a freelance graphic designer. To be successful you want your design process to be as efficient as possible, while delivering high-quality designs. After completing your preliminary research for a project, the next step would be to brainstorm ideas and present them to the client. However, it’s…

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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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