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Freelance Design

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.

How Subscription Fatigue Impacts Web Designers

How Subscription Fatigue Impacts Web Designers

Everything’s a subscription. And it impacts web designers and their clients in numerous ways. Let’s look at what this means for our industry.

How to Promote Your Freelance Services the Right Way

How to Promote Your Freelance Services the Right Way

Freelance designers, when marketing, can often drive the wrong kind of traffic to their websites, and can even drive the right kind away.

How to Handle Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

How to Handle Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

We share a reliable process freelance designers can use to stop all those unethical requests from clients from getting out of control.

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

We talk about simplifying your designs using the Pareto Principle to ensure that you make the best possible decisions for your clients.

How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

How to Improve Your Communication With Clients

Improve your communication and get down to the nitty-gritty with clients, so that you won’t waste time assuming that they need to know things they don’t.

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

Learn strategies to avoid being taken advantage of by clients, ensuring fair treatment and compensation for freelancers.

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

We share the key principles that allow community builders to rise above others in terms of platform building, and how you can learn from the examples they set.

How to Deal With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

How to Deal With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

We’ve all experienced when a client wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster.

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer

Learn how to test and measure your marketing strategies as a freelance designer to attract more clients.

What Happened to the Great Plans For Your Design Career?

What Happened to the Great Plans For Your Design Career?

So your great plans of achieving your design career goals are have been flushed down the drain. What happened? Is there a practical reason?

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Having interesting side projects in your portfolio can help you make the leap from forgettable, all-purpose designer to industry superstar.

How a Culinary Technique Could Make You a Better Freelancer

How a Culinary Technique Could Make You a Better Freelancer