Tag: Freelance

5 Wrong Turns Newbies Take on Road to Freelance Designing

Even if you are a very talented designer, the transition from being an employed designer to a freelancer can be very intimidating as there is a lot that a designer need to have in order to be a successful freelancer. When you are employed, you only have to take care of your work whereas it’s different for a freelancer. A freelancer has to take care of all the aspects of business himself, from communicating with client, settling the terms, do the work and handle the finances. And it is the aspects apart from work that makes freelancing the most challenging. This transition can be made easy if you learn how to do it properly and look at the mistakes made by newbie freelancers. Our article today is designed especially to let you know of the most common mistakes that new freelancers make and how to overcome them. The purpose of this article is to help the ones like you who are passing through this transition phase or considering switching to the world of freelance. Having knowledge of these challenges before time can prepare you better to avoid them for yourself. Not Keeping Aside Enough Money before Starting Freelance Work: This is one of the most common mistakes. If you are switching to freelance full-time, you might have to face a lot of uncertainties in regards to finances especially in...

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Crucial Documentations for Freelance Design Business

One of the major reasons behind designers getting into freelance work is their passion for work and love for creativity. Since designers are more focused towards their creative side, they tend to ignore business-related details and their importance. It is commonly said that one should learn from someone else’s mistake but in such cases, unfortunately, mostly designers learn from their own mistakes. It is very important for every freelancer to learn and understand certain aspects of running a freelance business. Focusing just on creativity will make you and your business, suffer. If you want to be a successful freelance designer, you should gain some good knowledge regarding a few important documents for your business. All you need to do is work and concentrate on these documents for one time and later on you can save yourself from a lot of hassle by using the same documents on every project with obviously a little bit of amendment. In this article, we will be discussing a few important documents for freelance. Also, if you have been into freelancing for some time, you should have had these documents by now. However, it is never too late to start working on them. Other than this, if you are about to step into freelancing world, this article will really help you in preparing these documents. Let’s discuss some crucial documentation that needs attention in...

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Play Safe, Freelancer’s Guide to Good Record Keeping

Freelance is a business where one wants to use their creative talents to make money. And if you are a freelancer, you might probably be working for the same reason. Contrary to popular belief, freelancing is a business in its own; the only difference is that you are the owner and the employee yourself. In the role of the owner, you have to take care of the management and the administration of your business yourself. These have to be taken care of even though they are less enjoyable than the creative work you are doing. The most important aspect of the management and administration of your business are to keep records and keep them well. Keeping Track of the Delivered Projects: If you are sending out your work to publishers and you have to wait until they tell you whether it is accepted or rejected, you must keep a track of all your submissions or delivered projects so that you know at all times where you are pitching your work. This is important as freelancers tend to take it lightly and often forget about their submissions. For example, you are writing for a newspaper or magazine as these are the places that only allow one submission at a time. If you don’t keep a track of where you have sent your work and you forget about it, it might...

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Top 5 Benefits Of Starting An Online Business

Since the appearance of the Internet, it has been presented as a river of endless profits.  All business people had to do was to dip their cups into the river and enjoy the resulting wealth. Unfortunately, being successful with on online business is not quite as easy as that. However, there are definite benefits of starting an online business. In no particular order, this article will list the top 5 of those benefits. 1.        Setting your own hours: Since the Internet operates 24/7, it is entirely up to you to decide when you are going to log on and work.  Of course, many online businesses are subject to deadline, so you may have to make sure that you finish projects within the allotted time.  Still, it is your choice as to when you will go to work.  Want to watch television for a while before work?  Take the kids out for a picnic? Go right ahead, your can work afterwards. 2.       Making as much as you want: Have an unexpected bill this month?  Want to take the family on a great vacation?  There are lots of reasons for needing a little extra money from time to time.  With an online business, you have the freedom to work on your own terms.  That means if you have an extra expense, you can simply put in more time to cover it....

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Setting up Freelance Business, Pay Attention to Details

Planning to set up a freelance business, the first concern is how to find clients and work that will start paying off in money. While these are some primary objectives, there are other details, big and small, which need to be considered and worked upon before starting a freelance design business. If you are planning to have your business on a long term, you should pay more attention to forming a firm foundation of your business rather than focusing on a client quickly. In this post today, we will tell you of some important aspects that are required for setting up a freelance business on a permanent basis. Making use of these issues, you will have a lot of you time and effort saved to know exactly what is needed for a long term setting up of business. Setting Goals and Forming Priorities: Every freelancer has different sets of goals and expectations from their freelance business. Some take up freelancing to add to their portfolio so they can get a job they are aiming for. Some wants to do a small scale freelancing to gather an extra experience other than their full time businesses while some take up freelancing business with an aim of taking it further into the future and moving towards a higher scale. These are the goals that determine your scale of business and how will...

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