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  • Time Management
    Get More Flow: Sort and Schedule Your Tasks by Creative Energy Level Task energy management
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    Like me, you probably chose your line of work because you love it; the need for continual creativity, however, can drag you down. In this tutorial, I'll help you learn how to organize your task list and your schedule according to your creative energy, so you can work inspired instead of stressed. Read More…
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    Setting Up Contracts for Your Freelance WorkFreelance contract
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    In this tutorial I’m going to take you through the process for creating a solid contract that will set expectations clearly and protect you if things go wrong. We’ll start by looking at what a contract does and why it’s important, and then I’ll take you through some key areas to focus on, and I’ll point you to some useful templates and resources around the web.Read More…
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    How to Set Effective Goals for Your Freelance BusinessGoal setting
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    This tutorial is aimed at showing you why you need to set clear, effective goals for your freelance business, and how to go about doing so. I’ll start by examining the benefits of setting yourself clear objectives, and then take you through the practical steps of deciding on your priorities, establishing well-defined goals, and tracking your progress.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Set Up Your Own Web Design Agency: Tips From the ProsWeb designers
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    If you’re working as a web designer, the prospect of going out on your own and setting up your own agency can seem tempting, but it’s not a simple task. So I got in touch with some web design agency owners, and asked for their best piece of advice for people who want to follow in their footsteps. Here are some of their tips.Read More…
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    Preparing for Client Negotiations: The Complete GuideHandshake
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    Negotiating isn’t about saying magic words that can hypnotize clients into paying higher rates or giving a raise—yet many freelancers approach client negotiation with either fear or distaste. Using this step-by-step guide, you'll feel more confident to negotiate with incoming clients, to ask for a raise with current ones, or to be generally comfortable when discussing your rates.Read More…
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    A Freelancer's Guide to Effective BudgetingFreelance budgeting
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    Freelance incomes can fluctuate a lot from month to month, making it difficult to plan. So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to construct a rock-solid budget that accounts for these ups and downs, making sure you save enough in the good times to cover the months when no work comes in or a big project gets cancelled.Read More…
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    Getting Your First 3 Paying Clients as a New FreelancerThree paying clients
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    As you step into the big bad world of freelancing, you have a number of concerns, but looming at the top of your list is likely how to get paying clients. In this tutorial, we walk you through the steps to land your first three. These are clients who value you and are willing to pay for your services. Also, there is a lot to learn from the right kind of clients, like how to get even more of them. Hint: It's not about mass mailing a ton of prospects or reaching out to everyone. It's also NOT about creating a fancy website or building up a social media following.Read More…
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    What to Charge? A Freelancer's Guide to Giving an EstimateFreelance estimate calculation
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    Having the chance to bid on a major project is a freelancer’s dream, but can also be a nightmare. If the client hasn’t set a price and you have to come up with your own estimate, it can be very difficult to know how much to charge. You don’t want to price yourself out of the market, of course, but you also don’t want to bid too low and leave money on the table. This tutorial will show you how to get it right. Read More…
  • Business
    When and How to Volunteer Your Time as a Photographer or VideographerCharity volunteer
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    As photographers or videographers, we can often be asked to give our time and expertise for free. Ultimately of course, the decision is yours, but hopefully this article will help you make that decision in an informed, confident way.Read More…
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    Your First Steps to a Profitable, Freelance Side BusinessFirst steps
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    What difference would $500 a month make to you? How about $1,000 a month? Would you save for the vacation of a lifetime? Invest in a college fund for your children's education? Stop worrying about how you're going to pay the bills? In this article, we'll show you how to come up with a freelance business idea that's got the potential to provide a significant side income.Read More…
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    Entrepreneur or Freelancer - What's the Difference?Choice
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    It seems like everyone with a business is an entrepreneur these days. The truth is, you don't have to be an entrepreneur to run a business. There are plenty of other options that are lower risk, and that allow you to fit your work around your lifestyle—such as being a freelancer. In this article, we explore the difference between freelancing and entrepreneurship.Read More…
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    Nomadic Designer Toolbox: Tips, Services & HacksPrev
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    9-5 is fast becoming an outdated concept and has proven to be counter-productive for many creatives. Freelancers and location-independent designers are seeking for new ways to live, work and travel. The digital nomad movement has been around for some years now but just recently started to get serious traction. As a digital nomad myself I’d like to present my adventurous lifestyle whilst providing you with some tools and further information on getting started with your own adventures.Read More…
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