Tag Archives: freelancing

taxrefresherfeature

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...

HDL-140-020315

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...

how-feat

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...

TREisenberg_F

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...

Freshoween2014

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...

Headshot Deidre small

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,...

ilise-new-headshot-bug-1-11

Your First Promotional Materials as a Freelancer

There’s so much you don’t know when you first start your own creative business, whether you dive in with a plan (or without) or are nudged by outside forces. Beyond the nuts and bolts of running a business, you don’t know whether you have hidden talents for managing others or whether dormant genes for...