Tag Archives: freelancing

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How to Become a Design Entrepreneur

You know that design is more than your 9-to-5 job; it’s the way you think, it’s the work you do on the side, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why, working with program partner Ilise Benun of Marketing Mentor, we’ve reshaped the business track at HOW Design Live 2016 to help designers become more entrepreneurial. In...

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Is Freelancing Right for You?

Not everyone is cut out for freelancing. Learn the 10 skills and personality traits you need to succeed as a solopreneur, and decide whether a freelance career is your best bet. Whether you’re moonlighting on the side and feeling insecure about your job, have always wanted to run your own business, or just want...

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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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Get early bird rates for HOW Design Live…by Feb 3.

We have an incredible schedule lined up for HOW Design Live and the Creative Business track (which I have programmed) this year. If you haven’t already signed up, do it today—early bird rates end February 3rd (that’s Tuesday)! Are you a creative business owner, freelancer or solopreneur considering a 2-day ticket? The majority of the Creative Business sessions...

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Tips for Starting a Lucrative Graphic Design Business

Have you registered for HOW Design Live 2015? HOW delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career—in one essential event. Venturing off and establishing your own graphic design business is exhilarating and a tiny bit intimidating. But cutting the strings to the corporate world and being in charge is highly rewarding...

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Tina Roth Eisenberg on Pursuing the Design Career of your Dreams

It’s a dream, isn’t it? Ditching client projects and following your own creative whims? Tina Roth Eisenberg is livin’ the dream, with a wildly popular blog, an event series, a coworking space, an app, a product line—oh, and two beautiful children—keeping her happy, fulfilled and financially sound. In advance of her much-anticipated keynote presentation...

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Halloween Costume = Big Prizes from @FreshBooks

Here’s a good reason to dress up for Halloween — FreshBooks is having a contest and you could win: The gift of time: Get dinner delivered to your doorstep three times a week for a month to free up your evenings for rest and relaxation Cleaning, schmeaning: Take back your weekends by having a...

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You can’t mess with policy

I think calling something a “policy” immediately makes it more official. A few of my unspoken policies include: I will not check my email before I make my bed. Ilise Benun is the only person I will agree to speak with before 9 AM. If you ignore our scheduled phone call twice, and don’t apologize,...