tips and tricks

Ok, so you chose to live the “glamorous” life of a freelance graphic designer. Two months later you start realizing there is no such a “glamorous” life when you are a freelance graphic designer, specially if you just started in this world.

How can a freelancer get more work and generate more leads?

 

Relationships – your clients are one of the most important aspects of your career as a freelancer.

  • Be honest to your clients
  • Keep in touch with old clients, offer your new services and also revisions of old services
  • It’s okay to disagree, but learn to respectfully disagree
  • Develop a newsletter
  • Don’t be afraid of requesting referrals

 

Designs – following some simple steps go a long way on the results of your designs.

  • Research your options, similar designs and ideas
  • Sketch, draw, imagine.  Give yourself a little bit of wiggle room to create.
  • Have your client in mind when designing, remember they are the ones paying and they are the ones that know their clients.

 

Time management – you may end up with multiple projects at a time, how you manage to survive and deliver on time.

  • Prioritize, organize your work by importance and deadlines
  • Eliminate procrastination
  • Project management applications can help (yo can find some free ones online)
  • If you are too busy, consider outsourcing some designs or works

Sell yourself – to reach clients, you need to constantly market yourself and prove your worth over other designers.

  • Learn your work, make sure that you know what you are talking about and present yourself secure of your designs
  • Use social media, social media is an amazing tool to promote your services, showcase your projects and meet other freelancers.
  • Develop creative business cards, marketing material; use your talents in favor of your marketing material

 

These are basic ideas you can use in the launch of your new freelance career.  Can you suggest some other ideas?

Subscribe to our intuitive yet awesome blog!

We post about once a week so you're inbox won't be flooded with emails from us. However when we do post, it's always something worth a quick read that will help you grow your business through social media, web design, marketing, and how-to's. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

%d bloggers like this: