How To Go From Side Hustler To Full-Time Freelancer

How To Go From Side Hustler To Full-Time Freelancer

Most new freelancers tend to jump right into client work without setting up systems or clear processes for their clients. They think they'll just figure it out as they go.

Here's the problem: As they take on more clients, they raise their prices. They see what other freelancers are charging and somehow feel entitled to earn the same amount. 

You CAN'T raise your prices and deliver a beautiful design through a crappy process.

Your pricing doesn't just account for your skills, designs and time. It accounts for the experience the client gets.

10 Time-Saving Systems You Need In Your Web Design Business

10 Time-Saving Systems You Need In Your Web Design Business

When I first started my design business, I thought the only thing I had to do was design (and be good at it).

Boy was I surprised when I realized everything else I had to do to keep my clients happy and keep myself sane.

There's so much that comes with running an online business! The key to running a profitable & enjoyable business that doesn't take over your life and drive you crazy?

Streamlining your business as much as possible.

5 Ways You're Self-Sabotaging Your Success

You started your creative business because you wanted to do creative work. You wanted to make things, design things, code things and get PAID for it. Just the thought of it was exciting, right?

What's not so exciting is realizing that your usual business day will be about 30% creative work, 70% general business tasks.

5 ways to stress less, work less & profit more

Getting organized, setting up systems, automating your business… it’s the unglamorous part of running a design business.

You put it off because you just don’t WANT to do it. It seems boring. It seems hard. And you have more important things to do- like finishing up that logo design for a client, or tweaking that bit of code.

I know that’s how you feel because I used to feel like that too.

Here are 5 reasons why you should stop procrastinating and get organized!

4 Tips For Keeping Your Client On Schedule

Clients live very busy lives so sometimes they may forget to provide feedback or hand in files on time. This can seriously delay your projects and have you pulling out your hair. Thankfully, freelance designer and hand letterer Gillian Tracey is here today to teach you 4 ways you can keep your clients on schedule! 

Clients. They’re the lifeblood of our businesses and give purpose to our passion. But no matter how dreamy the client is, it’s a rare occurrence for a project to stay perfectly on-track from start to finish. This common problem can cause all kinds of frustrations, stress, and project overlap for freelancers and designers, so let’s get some systems in place that will help dramatically improve keeping clients on schedule!

Getting well-structured processes and procedures in place before you get loaded up with client work is definitely key. You may find that you tweak your process here and there as you learn from trial and error, but in the meantime there are some things you can do to build a strong foundation for your business.

Here are 4 straightforward tips to help get you and your clients to stay on-track from the moment the contract is signed to the final delivery of files!