Creative Freelancer Blog

On the Creative Freelancer Blog, guru Ilise Benun—founder of Marketing Mentor and co-producer of the Creative Freelancer Conference—and a host of other prominent experts in the field tackle all things freelance. Get the scoop on freelance graphic design work, how to start your own graphic design business, networking, building strong relationships with clients, designer resources, and much more. Freelancing can be a seemingly complicated and daunting career prospect for any designer—but it doesn’t have to be. The Creative Freelancer Blog breaks it down, demystifies it and gives any designer the tools they need to successfully go solo.

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Freelance Tax Refresher

Image from the New York Public Library Digital Archives Source: Print Collection portrait file. / B / August Belmont. It’s that time a year again. The season we either love or hate — tax season. We absolutely loathe this season if we owe anything. But if the government issues a refund, then it’s a...

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Why Rejection Is Difficult for Creative Professionals

Why is rejection so difficult for creatives? Or is it for everyone? That was one of my first questions for Poet and Creative Coach, Mark McGuiness, in Episode 3 of the HOWLive Speaker Podcast Series. He believes it’s completely normal to have trouble with this. “We really care about our work, so of course...