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Freelance Design

Sub-Topics: Freelance Business, Freelance Career, Freelance Clients, Freelance Jobs, Freelance Networking, Freelance Pricing.

Our authors, freelance designers like you, share their extensive knowledge and experiences. You’ll learn how to get consistent work, manage your time, business and clients, and, most importantly, how to get paid better, and on time.

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What Will the Freelance Web Design Business Look Like Post-Pandemic?

We’ve been wondering what things will look like post-pandemic and have taken a look at how things may change for freelancers once social distancing ends and we get back to normal.

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Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

It doesn’t matter what the unethical thing is or reason for not wanting to do it – it’s always a pain to deal with in a professional and courteous manner.

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12 Free Smoke Brush Packs for Adobe Photoshop

Check out our collection of high-resolution and free smoke brush packs for Adobe Photoshop, and download and use them on your next project.

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Why the Grumpy Designer Will Keep Working from Home, Thank You

The last time I regularly worked anywhere other than my home was (gasp!) 1998. When I became a full-time freelance web designer, it was at the very beginning of the…

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How to Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas

If you’ve ever attempted to read up on or start your own business, you’ll likely have come across this encouraging nugget of information – the one that says upwards of…

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How to Choose Hardware for Your Design Business

The tools we use can go a long way towards determining whether we produce a quality end product. And they also play a huge role in helping us stay within…

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Reasons to Be Thankful: Bright Spots for Web Designers

When the world seemingly changed overnight due to COVID-19, it was surreal. Maybe your surroundings looked exactly the same. Your to-do list contained the same projects. Even if things were…

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What to Do When a Web Design Client Leaves

Undoubtedly clients come and go. Some, you’ll know it’s coming. Others may be a surprise. Regardless, you need to know how to deal with the situation.

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How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

We show and discuss easier and more effective methods of going about making networking connections as a freelance creative designer.

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Setting the Right Goals & Expectations for Your Web Design Business

It’s hard not to envision ourselves at the top of a web design empire – one built with hard work and great ideas. Yet, reality can be altogether different.

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Helping Clients Rapidly Adopt New Business Models

How can we best deal with these rapid changes? First, take a deep breath. Then, review the following tips for making the process as pain-free as possible.

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Techniques for Documenting Your Web Projects