Freelancing is a hard gig. I’m sure any kind of freelancing is a tough nut to crack while trying to earn a living at it, but I know for a fact that being a professional freelance graphic designer really can suck at times. But the freedom you can have being (sort of) your own boss and doing the work you want to do can be very rewarding and override the bad times. But making that plunge from college student or full-time in house graphic designer can be daunting and almost impossible if you don’t arm yourself with a little bit of knowledge first.
In the article 40 Tips For Brand-New Freelance Designers, Nicole Foster serves up some fantastic tips that you really need to know when thinking about or making that jump into the freelancing waters of graphic design. Follow the link after the excerpt below to read the entire article.
The switch to becoming a freelance designer is difficult because you have to learn how to handle yourself and your client. When I started out, I was completely clueless and I would often accept too many projects or bad clients. As I dealt with more clients and learned from other freelancers, I began to grow as a person and started to realize my mistakes.
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