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How to be an Efficient and Happy Freelancer

September 1st, 2015
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Being a freelancer is a great thing and good fun. It’s full of pitfalls though that can cost a lot of time – time that could be invested better. It’s up to you whether you want to get more things done with the same effort or just enjoy the free time. Our practical tips will help you to optimize your freelancing experience. Enjoying life...

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On Blogging and Content Marketing: 23 Free, Comprehensive Ebooks

August 14th, 2015
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Should you be among those who’d like to get started with blogging, and really mean it, you’ll certainly be happy to get one tip or another first-hand from experts. Naturally, we know that, and so we have searched the web for interesting ebooks that cover blogging and content marketing. We have found a few good ones for you, which are the result of years...

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Fair Pay for Authors: Post Pay Counter for WordPress

May 24th, 2015
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Post Pay Counter for WordPress

Need a solution to pay authors on a WordPress multi-author blog by certain criteria? The Post Pay Counter plugin might be what you’re looking for. This plugin allows the administrator of a multi-author website to customize the basic configuration and choose from various payment options. There’s a free and a PRO version, which I’d like to introduce to you today. The Post Pay Counter...

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The Hunger Games: Are Designers Cannibals?

February 25th, 2015
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The Hunger Games: Are Designers Cannibals?

Sure, many designers scream that speculative work is bad. The major creative and design organizations have written articles out the whazoo about how bad it is for the industry and even have white papers, books and entire conference programs dedicated to the “NoSpec!” movement. Still, it’s increasing and guess who’s to blame? The very people it hurts! There are two parties of thought on...

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Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

February 5th, 2015
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Bad Client Dealings: What You Want to Say and What You Should Say [IMHO]

Everyone loves the stupidity spilled out on sites like Clients From Hell and stories of designers telling off large companies that “invite” them to participate in crowdsourcing contests and the like. Unfortunately, if all clients were that stupid and sleazy, there would be no reason to keep working in the creative field. Now, I’m not saying the entries on websites, or self-generated stories of...

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Up All Night to Get Lucky? Why Having Sex with a Freelance Client is a Good Idea…

December 29th, 2014
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I hate to admit it, but I’ve had sex with a lot of my clients (female). Maybe it was just being young, in New York City where dating is strange, or it was the looser morals in the design and advertising world. I wasn’t alone, either. My peers seem to be having a shtupfest, also. We did question the possible problems sex with a...

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Freelancers, Here’s Why Your Clients Hate You

December 1st, 2014
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Freelancers, Here’s Why Your Clients Hate You

Some freelancers are fast, clean, follow directions, and are on top of the freelance project every minute of every day. So why is your client so angry and upset with you? The truth is, THEY are not efficient and your abilities, which should be welcomed to make a project run smoothly, is just a reminder how screwed up the client side is and how...

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Brain Damage: Why Art Directors Hate Freelancers

October 31st, 2014
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Brain Damage: Why Art Directors Hate Freelancers

Believe it or not, there are some freelancers who are morons, and I don’t mean that in the good way. In the ranks of creative children who see other possibilities, color outside the lines, make their own lines and blended two or three crayons to create new colors to captivate the senses, there were some who experienced something that set them apart from other...

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24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers

October 6th, 2014
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24+ Best Apps for Graphic Design Freelancers

One of the best ways to improve your workflow and time management as a graphic design freelancer is to use apps. Not just any app will do, however. You need ones that won’t waste your time by crashing and that help you both on the go and when around your computer. Our collection of the best apps for graphic design freelancers below are divided...

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Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

August 1st, 2014
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Why Having a Blog is so Important for Freelance Designers

With competition rising among designers, using social media is more important than ever, especially having your own blog to help spotlight your talent and abilities. A blog can not only show your work but your thought process, knowledge and professional demeanor… if it’s done correctly! The biggest question I get from freelance designers, illustrators and photographers is how they can find clients. My first...