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Should freelancers work directly with clients or hire a middle man?

Should freelancers work directly with clients or hire a middle man?

Some may call it the lazy way to freelance, but I like to think of it as a way to focus your time on the...

What I learned from getting designer bids and being the client

What I learned from getting designer bids and being the client

Recently, we redesigned the Millo logo with the help of Dina Rodriquez at Letter Shoppe. (Stay tuned for the final logo reveal + lots of...

How to share bad news with a client and save the relationship

How to share bad news with a client and save the relationship

No matter how careful you are, if you’re in business long enough, you’re going to screw up. Bad. (Not the “my bad, I sent over...

The most powerful marketing method no one ever uses

The most powerful marketing method no one ever uses

Whenever people ask me for help with their marketing, I give them one suggestion. Yet no one ever takes my suggestion seriously. They maybe think...

14 Inspiring websites to kickstart your creative process

14 Inspiring websites to kickstart your creative process

We’ve all been there… Sitting in front of a computer screen/notepad/art table with absolutely no idea why your client hired you. All your normal routines...

What to do when you get nervous before every client call

What to do when you get nervous before every client call

It’s one thing to be nervous before you call a new client to talk about all of zeroes on the end of your quote. Or to...

Am I an entrepreneur?

Am I an entrepreneur?

Am I an entrepreneur? And I don’t mean like how most of the world these days considers themselves to be an entrepreneur. I don’t mean...

Overwhelmed? Outsource any of these 10 tasks to free up valuable creative time

Overwhelmed? Outsource any of these 10 tasks to free up valuable creative time

All entrepreneurs by nature are risk-takers; they like to be in charge of where their business is headed. But today’s entrepreneurs are wired differently from those...

A creative freelancer’s guide to personal branding

A creative freelancer’s guide to personal branding

Branding is one of those buzzwords that we’re bombarded with on a daily basis. And it’s not for nothing. Branding is the secret sauce that...

How to win more web design clients with SEO & marketing services

How to win more web design clients with SEO & marketing services

When’s the last time a web design client asked you about SEO? (If your business is anything like mine, it happens more and more as business...

A freelancer’s guide to getting more clients on Linkedin

A freelancer’s guide to getting more clients on Linkedin

Two new users join LinkedIn every second, making it one of the fastest growing social media networks, especially for professionals. And because it’s a business...

Get more work from your current clients with these 3 simple steps

Get more work from your current clients with these 3 simple steps

Every project you work on has a beginning and end, right? You do the work, get paid, and move onto the next project. But how...

How to build recurring revenue from retainer-based clients

How to build recurring revenue from retainer-based clients

Retainers seem super complicated if you’ve never done them before. I know I used to be afraid of them because they seem like these big,...

3 Mistakes keeping you in the feast or famine cycle (and how you can break out!)

3 Mistakes keeping you in the feast or famine cycle (and how you can break out!)

If you ask ten freelancers what their least favorite thing about freelancing is, I’ll bet money at least half of them say “uneven income.” The...

I overlooked this Illustrator feature at first – now it saves me time & headaches

I overlooked this Illustrator feature at first – now it saves me time & headaches

Have you ever updated your Adobe Design Suite but been too busy to really investigate the new features? You keep ploughing along, using the tools...

12 Awesome apps for productivity and project management

12 Awesome apps for productivity and project management

For me as a creative entrepreneur, picking the right app can be a daunting task. First of all, I’m the only one person who’s already wearing...

How to find a mastermind group that transforms your business and keeps you focused

How to find a mastermind group that transforms your business and keeps you focused

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn Subconsciously, we are greatly affected and influenced by...

5 Places I’ve discovered new freelance business (and you can too)

5 Places I’ve discovered new freelance business (and you can too)

For those of you who’ve made the leap into full-time freelancing, the ebb and flow of new business can be especially unnerving. Hunting through dozens...

How switching to value-based pricing transformed our small agency

How switching to value-based pricing transformed our small agency

My husband Eddie and I started our design agency back in 2006. For the first several years, we priced our projects hourly. We estimated the...

20+ Graphic design portfolios you’ve gotta see before designing yours

20+ Graphic design portfolios you’ve gotta see before designing yours

Looking to revamp your own graphic design portfolio? Or maybe you’re like us and just like to look at design portfolios and graphic design blogs...

My 3-step guide to client pitches that convert like crazy

My 3-step guide to client pitches that convert like crazy

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re tired of pitching your services to crickets. You feel like you’re constantly being solicited by the clients you...

How I went from project-based work to $8.5K+ in monthly recurring revenue

How I went from project-based work to $8.5K+ in monthly recurring revenue

For the first year and a half of my adventure into freelancing, I was primarily a web designer. If someone needed a website, I would...

Should you ever fund your business with a credit card?

Should you ever fund your business with a credit card?

We were at the closing table, finalizing our first home purchase, when we found out. We were doing a complete gut renovation on this house,...

Should you list your prices on your website? (Here’s what I do)

Should you list your prices on your website? (Here’s what I do)

It’s a conundrum many of us creative entrepreneurs face: do I list pricing (or typical pricing) on my website or not? Some entrepreneurs swear by...