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Alvalyn Lundgren

Creating Freelance Road Trip

Filling the Gap Between School and Career So you’ve gone through school and developed a creative portfolio. You’ve tweaked it up one side down the

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Alvalyn Lundgren

Tactics for Better Business Networking

If you are a self-employed creative, business networking is a significant part of your marketing mix. While designers, illustrators and photographers naturally get together with other creatives for mutual support and trend

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Alvalyn Lundgren

Creative Freelancer Q&A: Do Business, Not Favors!!!

Avoid awkward moments and misunderstandings about getting paid for your freelance work. Prepare written agreements for each client that outlines the type of work you will do, how much you will charge for it, and how you want to be paid. You cannot make a living by doing favors.

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Get Clients To Pay You

What do you do when you a client refuses to pay you? According to Freelancers Union nearly  50% of freelancers were stiffed by clients in the past 12

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How To Work With Clients

10 Best Practices For Building Reputation and Relationships When you accept a client’s project, you make it your own. You’re not creating for yourself. Even so,

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How To Budget For A Design Project

To answer the question, “How much will it cost?”, the question, “What do you want to accomplish?” needs to be asked first. Clients are often in the dark

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Alvalyn Lundgren

How To Choose Good Clients

Good clients are integral to successful freelance projects and to your career overall. Beyond the project itself, a referral or recommendation from the right client can open doors

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How To Manage Your Brand

In Part 1 of this article I focused on what a brand is, and the visual and conceptual components of an effective brand. Brand is

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