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Freelancing, Taxes and Your Design Business

Freelancing, Taxes and Your Design Business

Freelancing, Taxes and Your Design Business It's that time of year again to start thinking about taxes. While that makes many people cringe, it's an especially trying time for freelancers. Before panicking, realize that you are not alone. There are several other...

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Chargebacks: The Biggest Drawback To Freelancing?

Chargebacks: The Biggest Drawback To Freelancing?

Chargebacks: The Biggest Drawback To Freelancing? Many people have considered freelance work at one time or another. It has many benefits that you can’t get working at an office. You represent yourself rather than a corporation, you can set your own hours, you can be...

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Passive Income Sources For Freelancers

Freelancing isn’t as easy as it might initially sound to you. The hardest part to learn to cope with is that you aren’t guaranteed a steady monthly income, especially at the start. But the good news is that there are ways you can get a passive income to provide...

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Why Customer Service Matters

Why customer service matters A famous business adage says “The customer is always right”. What this quotation really means is that your customers are the life and blood of your business. Good customer service will help you in three main ways: • It will help you create...

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The Most Devastating Mistakes Freelancers Make

The Most Devastating Mistakes Freelancers Make

A lot more people are getting into freelancing hoping to make a lot of money and having more free time. Unfortunately it takes a lot of hard work to make it as a freelancer and you need to be well prepared for this. There are some mistakes that seem to persist in the...

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The Importance Of Having Business Cards

The Importance Of Having Business Cards It’s easy to assume that the digital age with the social media and all the online things that we do has killed off the need for business cards. It’s an easy statement but it’s not a true one. Business cards are still important....

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Using Videos For Your Business

Using Videos For Your Business Every Business who's any business these days has a website. Usually all you have to do is Google their company name and they will pop up in the results and you can find products and any other information you might want to know. Standing...

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5 Things the Creative Person Can’t Do By Himself

You’re an artist, and that in its nature is a pretty personal experience. It is your perspective that shapes the content, and it is your vision that makes the work unique. Whether you are a graphic designer, videographer, or landscape artist, you do what you do...

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Five Tips for Pricing Your Freelance Projects

Pricing Your Freelance Projects As a rookie freelancer, figuring out your price can be a difficult task. You don’t want to overcharge your services, sending potential clients away nor do you want to undercharge, leaving yourself with a paltry payday. Deciphering that...

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My Response to the Adobe Creative Cloud

My Thoughts on the Negativity Surrounding the Adobe Creative Cloud I was online this morning, reading more ridiculous comments about why the Adobe Creative Cloud is so bad. Quite frankly, I am sick of hearing about this, and I had to get a few things off of my chest....

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10 Principles for Personal and Professional Growth

10 Principles for Personal and Professional Growth

10 Principles for Personal and Professional Growth Benjamin Franklin once said that “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning”. In order to attain success, you need to work on your personal and...

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How to Acquire New Clients

How to Acquire New Clients

How to Acquire New Clients One of the toughest things when owning your own business is getting a sustainable flow of clients. Steady business is what keeps the doors open. Money is tight, and your budget needs to stretch as far as possible. So what do you do? Do you...

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Survive Tax Season By Keeping Good Records

Keeping Good Records Disclaimer: The following suggestions are based on personal experience. Please consult a tax professional for your own situation. Call me crazy, but I like to do my own taxes. It forces me to be more organized than I might be otherwise with my...

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Have a Good Business Attitude

Have a Good Business Attitude

Having a Good Business Attitude Affects Your Business One thing to consider is the way that you carry yourself. If you are visiting a client at their place of business, it is common for the secretary, or receptionist to observe your actions. Someone is always watching...

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Add 5 Things to Your Invoice to Strengthen Your Business

Add 5 Things to Your Invoice to Strengthen Your Business

Your invoice says a lot about you and your business Your invoice is something that you should forward to sending. After all, it says that you have put a lot of work into a project, and now it is time to get paid for your efforts. Some designers may look at an invoice...

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