All posts tagged freelance

from freelance to products

A journey from freelance thoroughbred to product novice

Until 2013 I was a freelance thoroughbred. I revelled in the leap from project to project and the ever changing work that this brought. But time ticked by, my hair started to grey and I began to wonder where all this would end up. Where would I be in 10, 20 or 30 years?

I felt my consulting days were drawing to a partial, if not complete close.

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suffer with impostor syndrome?

Bigger than you think you are

We live in a moment when anyone can build and launch a business with relative ease. The days of asking permission from the bank manager are long gone. If you want it, and you have the time, talent or money then it’s within the grasp of anyone.

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Be clear first and clever second

Today I was in cleaning mode. As I got to the washing machine I reached down to grab what should have been detergent, but instead found something that threw me off track. It lived in the detergent’s spot, it looked like detergent, but nowhere did it say detergent. Not even a hint. I ummed and ahhed for a minute or two, then threw all caution to the wind and said what the hell.

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the a to z of finding freelance clients

The A to Z of finding freelance clients: Part One

Without a doubt, the most often asked question by new freelancers is “How do I find clients?” And rightly so. Finding clients is a real concern, and it isn’t the easiest of things to do…. without a little help.

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Creating design opportunities

Many designers dream of working for that cool startup, the one that’s breaking new ground and tearing it up. Not everyone can though, we can’t all be on the “Designers Guest List”.

So what do you do?

You create opportunities where none exist. Or at least it’s an option, an option I wanted to talk about today.

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