Graphic designers: 5 Ways To Control Scope Creep

As freelance web and graphic designers, it’s our job to listen to client feedback and complete revisions, ‘aka, design changes so the client is happier.

But sometimes, clients can take advantage of that. It can be on purpose, but often not.

What happens is clients request more revisions and they ask for one tiny favour then another. Before you know it, your project is weeks over deadline and you’ve put in HOURS more than you thought. Hours you haven’t been paid for.

Watch the video below or read on to learn the five key ways you can control scope creep and cut down on revisions.

5 Ways To Find Your Next Design Client

5 Ways To Find Your Next Design Client

This month, I talked with special guest, Morgan Rapp, the freelance brand and web designer behind October Ink. Morgan has been a full-time freelance designer for eight years and she designs for amazing clients like Caitlin Bacher. 

She's a pro at generating referrals to keep her schedule fully booked, and she's here in today's masterclass to teach you how to do the same.

How To Niche Your Graphic Design Business

How To Niche Your Graphic Design Business

Have you ever thought about niching your design business? When done right, it's a great way to stand out from other graphic designers and win more clients.

The problem is, it's pretty scary! Saying no to most people in order to say yes to a few is daunting, to say the least.

But it can be life-changing for your business.

In this masterclass, I talk with special guest, Devan Danielle, about how to choose a niche for your design business. Watch the video below or continue reading to learn WHY you need a niche, how to find it, and how niching has done wonders for both of our businesses.

How To Create Your 2018 Freelance Income Plan

How To Create Your 2018 Freelance Income Plan

Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about why you should create a freelance income plan for 2018.

(Basically, so you can confidently walk into next year knowing EXACTLY how you’re going to make your money and have your most profitable year yet!)

But it’s time to talk about HOW you can create a freelance income plan that outlines how you’re going to hit your income goal, step-by-step and month-by-month.

Before we talk about that, I want to tell you about how my own plan helped me triple my freelancing income.

How To Set A Freelance Income Goal

How To Set A Freelance Income Goal

Have you ever asked yourself, “how much money should I be making?”

Or, have you ever compared your income to another designer?

After you did, you may have...

  • Gasped with shock because the designer you compared yourself to was making x3 what you make.
  • Poured yourself a glass of wine because your business suddenly didn’t seem as successful as you thought it was.

We shouldn’t compare our income to others but we do because it can make us feel good about ourselves - IF the other person seems to be ‘less successful’ than we are.