Is it fair to charge your bigger clients more?

There is a lot of really good information out there about pricing, and when I was starting out I read a lot of it. I quickly settled on a combined system of flat rate and hourly that works very well f...

Using a media kit to get more freelance business, better referrals, and more publicity

Traditionally a press kit, or media kit, is a pre-packaged set of promotional materials of a person or company that can be distributed to members of the media for promotional use. As a designer this m...

15 Workflow tips that took my design business to the next level

As busy freelancers, time is one of your most valuable assets. The more time you can save, the more money you can make. However; you can’t just spend less time on your client work and let the qu...

4 Easy ways to ask for referrals without asking for referrals

One of the most common pieces of advice I see freelancers offering other freelancers is “get referrals.” That’s because it is one of the best pieces of advice there is. Referrals a...

How I built a successful freelance business from literally nothing

With the new year approaching this is the perfect time to start something new. Something about a fresh start really motivates us to dig into the work we’ve been putting off and take on some new ...