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 Promote Your Design Services On Instagram

How To Promote Your Design Services On Instagram

Let me ask you - do you actually get design clients through Instagram? Or are you wasting hours every week posting pretty pictures and liking posts?

Do you find that most of your followers are other designers, not your target clients?

Instagram is fun, there’s no doubt about it. But if Instagram isn't converting followers into clients or connecting you with people who can refer clients your way, it’s not serving your business.

Watch this video to learn how to find design clients on Instagram! (Scroll down for the written transcript.)

Pricing Strategy For Freelance Designers

Pricing Strategy For Freelance Designers

Let me ask you - do you have doubts about your prices?

Maybe you think you’re charging too little or too much.

Maybe you want to raise your prices but you’re worried that no clients will want to pay you that much money?

I understand, I’ve been there. I went from charging $50 for a blog to design to no less than $4000 - I know allll about the evolution of pricing and how scary it can be.

I want to help you figure out EXACTLY what you should be charging your design clients, and I want to help you feel confident about your prices.

That's why I'm bringing you this free 1-hour pricing workshop!

Watch the video or read on to learn how to strategically price your design services.

How To Create A Contract For Your Design Business

How To Create A Contract For Your Design Business

As all freelance designers and creative entrepreneurs know, contracts are a necessity when working with clients, no matter how big or small the project is. 

Why?

  1. Contracts provide you and the client with a description of responsibilities. It helps you both understand who is responsible for what. 
  2. Contracts secure payment. 
  3. Contracts protect you if you encounter problems with your clients.

Most designers do have a contract in place, but it's usually either (A) an unprofessional contract they wrote themselves (B) a contract they created from bits and pieces of other designers contracts, or (C) a template they found on some shady website they can't even remember.