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3 Critical business tips I would share with ‘7-years-ago’ me if I had a time machine

3 Critical business tips I would share with ‘7-years-ago’ me if I had a time machine

Between freelancing and running Millo, I’ve been “in business” for over seven years now. I know that’s not much for some people, but for me, I...

How long should you test a marketing idea before giving up?

How long should you test a marketing idea before giving up?

Marketing. That dirty ‘M’ word. How dare they not warn you of it in design school. “Do good work” — they say. “Create a great...

How our agency uses email marketing to find new clients fast

How our agency uses email marketing to find new clients fast

When you’re ready to make a big purchase… let’s say a new computer… you probably go steps like these: First, you start getting tired of...

What are the best fonts for logos? + how to pick the perfect one

What are the best fonts for logos? + how to pick the perfect one

Out of the thousands of fonts available online, how can you know which are the best fonts for logos? (Especially when many of them start looking...

55+ Questions to ask when designing a logo

55+ Questions to ask when designing a logo

Knowing which questions to ask when designing a logo can be difficult. You don’t want to look stupid by asking the wrong kinds of questions....

12 Sure-fire ways to be happier as a freelance designer

12 Sure-fire ways to be happier as a freelance designer

I consider myself an incredibly fortunate person. Through a combination of hard work and luck, I am a freelance designer – my dream job. For...

3 Easy ways to turn one-off projects into long-term clients

3 Easy ways to turn one-off projects into long-term clients

Let’s start with the obvious: not all of your clients are candidates for long-term relationships. Okay, so you’ve been hired to do a project for a client....

4 Sales hacks for getting new clients, winning negotiations, and closing the deal every time

4 Sales hacks for getting new clients, winning negotiations, and closing the deal every time

I get that it’s possible to make good money without ever dealing with clients. But still, I’m going to go out on a limb and...

How I grow my business through networking (from a guy who hates “networking”)

How I grow my business through networking (from a guy who hates “networking”)

Back in the day we had no budget for marketing. So my partner and I would hit up the local networking events every week. For...

How to turn your day-to-day struggle into a creative business you love

How to turn your day-to-day struggle into a creative business you love

If you’re anything like I was just a few years ago, you’re probably working your tush off, spinning your wheels like a hamster on steroids...

How to handle tough client conversations and save the relationship

How to handle tough client conversations and save the relationship

Being a solopreneur is a lot of fun. You almost always get to make your own schedule, wear whatever you want, reject projects that aren’t...

10 Essential dos and don’ts of branding your solo business

10 Essential dos and don’ts of branding your solo business

As a creative entrepreneur, sometimes it feels like you’re supposed to be automatically awesome at creating a stellar brand for your solo business. The truth is,...

How to find, hire, and work with a great accountant

How to find, hire, and work with a great accountant

It can be expensive to work with an accountant. Do you really need one? And what, beyond filing your tax return, should you use them...

14 Easy ways to protect your website from hackers

14 Easy ways to protect your website from hackers

In 2014, more than 100,000 WordPress sites were targeted in a DDOS attack. This means that these computers were purposefully infected with a Trojan virus,...

How to boost your clients’ revenue (and your own) with landing pages

How to boost your clients’ revenue (and your own) with landing pages

Landing pages are a relatively new type of a page in the web design landscape, that’s for sure. And in general, if you happen to...

How to negotiate with clients (or anyone) like a pro this year

How to negotiate with clients (or anyone) like a pro this year

Negotiations always give me the jitters. Am I proposing a fair deal? Am I about to get swindled? Should I look elsewhere? Am I going...

This is what it means to be a freelancer (that no one else will ever understand)

This is what it means to be a freelancer (that no one else will ever understand)

Walk into any business, and you can almost instantly spot the owner. It’s not always their clothes, either. Some dress with more authority, but that’s...

The best last-minute purchases for major tax savings next year as a freelancer

The best last-minute purchases for major tax savings next year as a freelancer

The end of the year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to save a little bit of cash next spring on...

How to avoid distractions when working from home

How to avoid distractions when working from home

Working from home has many perks: more time and money otherwise spent on commuting, flexible schedule, and an opportunity to combine work and family life....

6 Habits of Super Productive Freelancers

6 Habits of Super Productive Freelancers

There are many benefits to freelancing, including the ability to set your own hours and rid yourself of a long, boring, and expensive commute. (Forgot...

8 Quick tips to improve client relationships overnight

8 Quick tips to improve client relationships overnight

Y’know that guy – one of your peers who always seems to get the very best clients? He who: Never has a problem with late...

7 Ways to save startup costs (that I wish I did 10 years ago!)

7 Ways to save startup costs (that I wish I did 10 years ago!)

So you want to start a business? Or perhaps you just did? Are you mad? Bonkers? Insane? Lost your marbles? Quick, you still have time!...

How I built a freelance career while traveling the world

How I built a freelance career while traveling the world

For my entire life, I dreamed of travel. I dreamed of visiting far off lands, experiencing new cultures and doing something unconventional with my life....

How to build a stellar portfolio to land your very first freelance gig

How to build a stellar portfolio to land your very first freelance gig

Deciding to jump into freelancing is an awesome, scary, exciting rush of emotions. Unless you have money set aside, you’re probably still working your “regular”...