How to Design Your Day

Creative freelancers spend a lot of time designing stuff. Good design is structured, organized and unified. When you juggle multiple projects, the ability to focus

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Who Hires Creative Freelancers?
Freelance Road Trip
Alvalyn Lundgren

Who Hires Creative Freelancers?

[themeone_drop_cap letter=”T” color=”accent-color3″ /]he current mantra for creative freelancers, and for any independent business owner, is to create or define a niche and aggressively market

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design practice
Alvalyn Lundgren

Why Freelancers Should Not Pitch

As an independent creative, you get to decide how you will attract clients and projects. One option is via Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Whether or

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business
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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I didn't get the job
client relations
Alvalyn Lundgren

I Didn’t Get the Job

When you’re in business for yourself and you are regularly seeking new clients and projects, you will come across all types of prospects in your

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business
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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Freelance Road Trip
Alvalyn Lundgren

What Kind Of Freelancer Are You?

Did  you know that there is more than one way to be a freelancer? Independent creatives — freelancers — can choose a variety of working scenarios

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business
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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business
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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