Design Business 101 Articles

5 Lessons Learned from My First Freelance Project

A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.  When I got my first freelance project, there was no way I could have foreseen that I was beginning a career in freelance design. But that first project gave me a glimpse of the path I was about to embark...

Preparing to Launch Your Freelance Business

I'm not going to make any bones about it. Starting a freelance business, especially full-time, is a BIG DEAL. You're essentially starting a business of one. This post is dedicated to the steps you should take as you are preparing to launch your freelance...

Getting Fired Taught Me These 3 Valuable Lessons

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...I had just graduated college and landed my first corporate job. I had the world by a string and was excited to start my new career. I looked forward to my days at work where the office atmosphere was fun and...

Using Value-Based Pricing In Your Freelance Business

Have you ever asked yourself how you can charge premium rates when there are so many freelancers on services like Upwork and Fiverr that are charging bargain-basement prices? Is there a way to even stand out and be considered among all the low offers?  The answer...

5 List Building Strategies to Supercharge your Email List

If you're a freelancer or you're thinking about becoming one, one thing is for certain  - clients are essential! Don’t have clients yet? It's time to start marketing! In my article last week I covered the five stages of marketing, the first being "awareness",...

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