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Freelance Archives

Welcome to our Freelance archives. In this category, our authors, freelancers like you, share their extensive knowledge and experiences.

7 Things You Should Include in Your Web Design Portfolio Website

As a web designer looking for freelance work, you are probably well aware of the importance of having a web presence and online portfolio to display your work and snag new potential clients. But when you’re designing your portfolio website, you may find yourself struggling. Unlike a client’s website design where your client tells you what to include, you may…

Designing with Your Client in Mind: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Start a New Project

I have been a designer for about thirteen years, and most of my business during the past two years has come from new clients. Many have been new up-start businesses, not-for-profit groups and educational networks. When you are embarking on a new project, you need to assess several important things including the client’s branding needs, what they can spend and…

Technostress – The Freelancers Disease?

The phrase Technostress is being bandied about all over the shop at the moment. The English Wikipedia defines it as: Technostress is, in many ways, the resistance to change that accompanies newly introduced machines to work, home, and leisure situations. In Spain, however it has slightly different connotations, and almost the opposite could said to be true. Technostress has been…

Managing Your Time with Freelance and Personal Design Projects

Providing your services as a freelancer is hard work. It will require a lot of your time, patience, and gratitude towards your customers. Set aside the fact you’ll be slaving away on many projects just to pay bills, all the while often ignoring your own creative project ideas. The most important skill any freelance web designer can master is time…

Existing vs. New Clients – Who Should Get the Bigger Share of Your Attention?

Many business owners, nowadays, are of the view that when you understand your client, you have them hooked up with your product of service forever. However, in my views, knowing you client is only half the work done. The other half is in serving the client according to their needs and giving them their due attention. Giving attention to your…

Home Office Tips – Eliminating Distractions When Working From Home

If you’re new to working from home, you’re probably discovering that the distractions are constant. Sure, you had people randomly approaching your desk to inquire about things in the office and other such nuisances, but you knew that with your boss watching, you had to snap back to it quickly and at least appear to be working. At home, there’s…

Promoting Your Freelance Design Business with Social Media

With the many privatized design agencies it’s common to see freelancers growing in numbers. Illustrators and digital artists are among the most prominent with freelance graphics and design work. It requires a skilled artisan to juggle project works with freelance time management and business ethics. Marketing is possibly one of the biggest considerations when first launching your own business. Whether…

Investigation into a Freelancer’s Workday Schedule

Working the realm of freelancing at times can provide a very rough work environment. Long hours in front of the computer, constant e-mail floods, and phone calls from clients all day will tire even Superman. With so much going on it’s all too easy losing focus and becoming distracted. It’s for these major reasons that your average freelancer finds it…