Roberto Blake shares why building your personal brand is more important for your graphic design career than ever before.
As Duffy & Partners celebrates 30 years in the design business, founder Joe Duffy shares some of his secrets to finding success in this "crazy business."
Discover the top 4 traits that are inherent to successful freelancing.
If your marketing has slowed down lately, you’re not alone — and there are lots of possible reasons why…. It could be the effect of the summer lull. Or maybe you’re coming off a monster project that consumed every bit of your time and energy and you literally couldn’t focus on anything else while it was going...
When many people hear oDesk and ELance, they picture outsourcing jobs overseas for $3 per hour. For years, I thought the same thing—but I was wrong.
At the Creative Freelancer Business Conference in Boston, one of the important (but not-so-sexy) business questions that came up a few times was, “Do we need business insurance? And if so, what kind and how much?” It’s an important question, but certainly not sexy. Still needs to be addressed, especially if you work in...
In the latest episode from the Speaker Podcast Series for this year’s Creative Freelancer Business Conference, I talked with Corwin Hiebert, a business manager for freelancers, visual artists, and entrepreneurs, about how to create a Business Action Plan, which is much simpler (and can be better for creative professionals) than a traditional business plan....
Thinking about going solo? Here are six things Tom N. Tumbusch wishes someone had told him before he took the freelancer’s leap of faith.
In this interview, Doug Dolan offers some lessons learned the hard way on how to make the distinction between bad clients, and clients behaving badly.
Like many creatives, Jen Lombardi doesn’t like sales. So when she started Kiwi Creative, her first hire was a business development employee.