Consistency Counts, It Really Does!

No matter what profession you have chosen, you have to deliver the goods with consistency every time. As graphic designers, this is especially true. We have to be consistent in our time management skills as well as the product we produce for our clients. Do you set a schedule for yourself to separate your personal time from work time? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants leaving your best ideas to come at … [Read more...]

Are You Managing Your Email Or Ignoring Your Clients?

One of the first things you do when you start freelancing is set up ways for your clients to communicate with you. You might have a website with a contact form. You probably have an email (or five). A cell number? Sure, why not? The work starts coming in. At first, it's a trickle, then a steady stream and soon a flood. Now you're into scheduling and planning, trying to fit everything in. You might use some … [Read more...]

What To Do Before You Take Your Business On The Road

Isn't it fun to work from home? You have your main computer, access to the internet, phone and all that. All you need is right there in your home office, you don't have to worry about anything and you even take some things for granted. When you go to Starbucks it's not because you need to, it's because you want to, because you enjoy it. You won't lose a client if the local coffee shop doesn't have free … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Procrastination As A Freelancer

Freelancers have the luxury to work their own hours, with who they want and even work from Starbucks if they want, but a lot of things can lead to procrastination. If you overdo things the luxury soon turns into a curse. Get into the habit of procrastinating and you might as well consider yourself doomed. For those who have never experienced this: procrastination is a tendency to indulge in the unnecessary in … [Read more...]

How I’m Getting Organized

I'm not sure whether you feel the same way about mess in your office but I definitely needed to create a more balanced environment to work Zen like without too many distractions. With the huge influx of work I've had in the last 3 month or so I amassed a never ending amount of information that is clogging up my inbox and my hard drive. I figured that it would be better to deal with this now before it becomes … [Read more...]