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Episode #81: “Freelancer”—The Other F Word

Many designers call themselves freelancers when they really aren’t. They’re doing much more than what a freelancer does. In many cases, the word can actually hold you back. Find out why I think “freelancer” is the other F word. Read or Listen ““Freelancer”—The Other F Word”

Episode #80: Which Fish Are You?

Are you a small fish in a big pond, or a big fish in a small pond? If you’re a small fish in a big pond, you need clarity, so you can be a bigger fish in a smaller pond and get the right clients and the right design work. Read or Listen “Which Fish Are You?”

Episode #79: Reflect, Refocus, Recharge

Reflect, refocus, recharge.

Let’s talk about reviewing our goals, celebrating our wins and refocusing ourselves and our businesses for the next year. Reflect, refocus, recharge. Read or Listen “Reflect, Refocus, Recharge”

Episode #75: Squash Self-Doubt and Own Your Expertise

Own your expertise as a designer.

So many designers are afraid to call themselves an expert. They lack confidence, and that creates a snowball effect in their business: not charging enough, losing out on work and more. Find out how to squash self-doubt and own your expertise.

Read or Listen “Squash Self-Doubt and Own Your Expertise”

Episode #72: What Your Reply to Prospects Says About You

Graphic designer hoping for a good response from a prospect.

Do you send prospects a price or your hourly rate when they first reach out to you? Do you lack confidence when dealing with prospects? Find out what your reply to prospects says about you and how to change their perceptions.
Read or Listen “What Your Reply to Prospects Says About You”

Episode #70: How to Deal With Late-Paying Clients (and How to Avoid Them in the Future)

Late payments.

Dealing with late-paying clients and collecting on late invoices is a huge pain. If clients often pay you late, it may be a symptom of a bigger issue. Find out how to deal with late-paying clients and how to avoid them in the future. Read or Listen “How to Deal With Late-Paying Clients (and How to Avoid Them in the Future)”

Episode #68: 8 Tips for a Good Business Name

Creative business name.

Find out the pros and cons of using your name versus a business name, 8 tips for a good business name and what to do after deciding on a creative business name. I also share what went into naming my businesses and what I’d do differently with one of them. Read or Listen “8 Tips for a Good Business Name”

Episode #66: How to Make Money on Upwork With Victor Ramirez

Victor Ramirez featured on an Upwork billboard in Times Square.


Victor Ramirez joins me to talk about how to make money on Upwork. Find out how he made almost $7,700 part-time in less than two months’ time, mistakes he made early on and what he learned, and tips you can use. Plus, hear how he ended up on a billboard for UpWork in Times Square.
Read or Listen “How to Make Money on Upwork With Victor Ramirez”

Episode #64: Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen

Brutally Honest book cover and inside.

Emily Cohen joins me to dish out some brutally honest design business advice, including some things that hold creatives back in business, why the solopreneur model is usually unsustainable, specialization, misconceptions designers have about their websites, how to reach out to prospects and more. Read or Listen “Brutally Honest Business Advice With Emily Cohen”

Episode #62: Motivating Mural Design With Debbie Clapper

Debbie Clapper painting a mural outside.

Find out why muralist Debbie Clapper transitioned her career from graphic design to fine art, how she pursued her passion and how it changed her life. If you’ve ever thought of pursuing fine art as a career choice, you definitely don’t want to miss this. Read or Listen “Motivating Mural Design With Debbie Clapper”

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