Q&A: How to change freelance paths

My friend Magda asks: When I blissfully escaped working in an office, I jumped into translation. But that’s not where my heart  is. I have been “secretly” designing for some time. Recently, I showed some of my work to someone and she wanted to buy them and she ordered for more.  I really want to try this out and I’m doing my best to make it work. My big question(…)

Freelance mantras that will save you.

I once started listing all the things I needed to work on to become a rich-ass superstar freelancer. I ended up with a list of sixteen things. It was all brilliant stuff I got from books. “Change mix of agency versus direct clients.” “Expand client prospecting/more regular. Newsletter?” “Target copy-intensive verticals.” “More diligent about time-tracking,(…)

When to work for free. Sort of.

Almost never, of course. This is, after all, our living. But when you are deep into a courtship of a new client, someone with work and money, and you’ve shared ideas and your stars seemed aligned, but you need a little something to inch the ball over the goal line. You need to tip the(…)

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