Getting clients to stick to a timeline is no easy feat, especially if you’re dealing with multiple employees. We’ll show you how to stay on track in this post.
Freelancing can be unnerving. You’re paid to put your work - your soul - out into the world for all to see. That said, freelancing can help you grow personally and professionally. Whether you’re looking for a full-time career or a side income, the freelance life can provide. I’m not going to sugarcoat it: beginning a freelance career is hard. It can take time to build a network, find clients, and create your brand. But believe me, it’s worth it! You get to work with people from around the world and every day is different. If you're thinking about...
When creating a product or service, many businesses use customer personas to target their ideal customer. As freelancers and small business owners, we’re also selling a service - our skills and expertise. But have you thought about your "ideal client"? Are you marketing to them?
A couple of weeks ago I spoke to interaction designer Richard Child. Richard has spent the last year working at one of Spain's largest startups. He's recently branched out on his own under the moniker of Grid North Design. Richard talks about the importance of referrals, time management, and understanding your clients' core problems.
This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Laura Williams of Laurium Design. Laura told me about her struggle with turning down work, establishing client ground rules and how a fundamental shift in her proposal writing process wins her more and better projects.