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Tips and Insights on Mission, Mindset, Mechanics, and Marketing for Freelance Creatives

What To Look For In A Mentor or Coach

Freelancers are a company of one, but we need feedback, input, and help. You’re more likely to hit your goals and enjoy success when you work with a mentor. Here’s what to look for and how to work with someone.

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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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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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5 Limiting Lies Freelancers Should Stop Believing

Successful soloism is about 80% mindset and 20% mechanics. I’ve learned from experience that you can get the mechanics right, but still not be thinking right. Much of what holds us back as creatives and independent business owners is our mindset.

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How To Work With Clients

10 Best Practices For Building Reputation and Relationships When you accept a client’s project, you need to make it your own. While you’re not creating for

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Does Formal Design Education Matter?

Aesthetic sense and talent are raw materials. They amount to nothing without discipline. Education forces you to add skill, discipline and expertise to your talent. And in order to meet project deadlines, you learn to steward your time.

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Creativity and Change

Creative thinking requires us to cease from thinking as we always have. This is neither automatic nor easy because we automatically default to doing that which requires the least amount of effort.

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Job Listings and Special Considerations

If a hiring firm wants to give special consideration to candidates from a specific school, that’s its right. But then it should carry on its notification processes within the sphere of that school’s alumni and career counseling office

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