Networking is often an afterthought in business, and it’s understandable. To many networking means awkward conversations, but it can be so much more. If you want to continue to grow as a creative agency, you need to be networking, period.
For the second of our Nusii Interviews I spoke with Marketing Director Jake Jorgovan. Jake is an extremely talented guy who over the years has worn many hats...Today he's an author, teacher, mentor, illustrator, designer and much more. So grab a coffee, sit back and listen to Jake's story.
For years, I unknowingly handled proposals the wrong way. I made the same mistakes time and time again, and because I didn't know any better I just kept doing it. This lead to me working harder than I needed to, losing proposals that I should have won, and worst of all, scrambling to find more prospects because I wasn't closing the ones that I had.
Good project management is important to the success of any client project. If you’re new to freelancing, building solid project management skills now will pay off for years to come. However effective project management requires practice and a certain degree of experimentation. So let's take a look at 10 areas where you can shine during your next client project.
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...
As freelancers, it can be increasingly difficult to sit down and focus on the ever-growing to do lists. Especially with the constant connectedness of today. Social media, email, and the latest iDevice can easily grab your attention from your current project. While each of those elements are important to a business’s success, there is a time and a place. That being said, here are some tips I hope you’ll find helpful in this new year to help you remain focused and present!
If you’re anything like me then you probably devour educational material. There are an abundance of resources out there for freelancers, but sometimes nothing beats getting away from the desk and sitting down with a good book. So whether you’re a designer, developer, student, social media or sales consultant, check out our collection of 15 books every successful freelancer should read. If there are any books you feel should be on the list, be sure to leave a comment below. All excerpts are taken from the books' sales pages. Stop thinking like a freelancer Author: Liam Veitch. Read? Not yet....
Running a freelance business can be challenging. At any one time you're pulled in a hundred different directions. So how do you stay sane? How do you keep things in order? Well structured work flows and a reliable set of freelance tools will help you to survive and thrive.
Designers take great pride in their portfolios. It becomes a point of pride to regularly update, redesign and generally fiddle around with them. After all, a portfolio is the gateway to your brand. It's your 24 hour calling card. So why do so few portfolios convert visitors into leads?
If you get a decent flow of traffic to your website then you'll know how difficult it can be to convert visitors into customers. Building your client pipeline is a significant challenge, and unless you have a particularly high conversion rate most visitors will leave and disappear forever. Pretty brutal, right?