What do you do about scope creep? Should you avoid it? Should you agree to it? The affect of scope creep — when a scope of work
Risk. It’s a small word with big impact. Taking risks involves change and the unknown. We’re not all that comfortable with either concept. I was
Have you ever gotten involved on a project and then realized that neither the project nor the client is ideal? The project that was going to
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.
A student asked me the same question I asked my teachers: “How do I know if I will be successful at freelancing?” After 35 years
With the excitement and anticipation of embarking on a freelance career, we can easily get caught up in the ideas of freedom, of getting paid
One of the huge differences between a salaried worker and a freelancer is that freelancers need to always be looking for work. Freelance work consists
The commonly-given advice is: Do what you love and the money will follow. This is a great ideal, because no one wants to spend the majority
Misunderstandings can exist between clients and freelance designers regarding their working relationships. Questions of who owns what, what files are provided to the client, when and
Let’s begin with the premise that design, illustration and photography are service professions, and that being a professional means you’re in business. You’re making a
Setting and maintaining boundaries will help you avoid relationships and circumstances that are potentially harmful.
Clients have a choice when selecting creative services: They can go the cheap route and buy a logo through a crowdsource or contest web site where