Episode #96: How to Reduce Client Revisions

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Excessive design and text edits from clients can be frustrating and a time suck for graphic designers. They can derail a project and make it less profitable. Find out 9 ways to reduce client revisions and have a happier client relationship.

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Episode #95: How to Get Good Testimonials From Clients

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Find out why client testimonials are important for freelancers and creative businesses, how to get good testimonials from clients, where to put them and how to get a competitive edge over other designers.

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Episode #91: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Like Your Designs

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Have you ever sent off a design proof only to have the client not like it and ask for a bunch of design changes? Find out what to do when a client doesn’t like your designs.

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Episode #89: 11 Mistakes That Hurt Your Freelancing Business

Are you making any of these common freelancing mistakes that most freelance designers make? Find out if you’re making any of these 11 mistakes that hurt your freelancing business and what to do about them.

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Episode #85: The Client Is Not the Enemy

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Situations may arise when working with a client that make you feel like you’re on two different sides. But the client is not the enemy. Find out how to deal more effectively with situations that make you feel like you’re on two different sides. “The Client Is Not the Enemy”: Read or Listen

Episode #84: Stop Spamming and Seeing What Sticks

If you send messages to prospects that are all about you and your services, you’re turning them off. Stop spamming prospects and seeing what sticks. Learn how to reach out to prospects and how to send cold emails that will help you get noticed. “Stop Spamming and Seeing What Sticks”: Read or Listen

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

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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.
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Episode #57: Overlooked Places Graphic Designers Can Find Clients

Overlooked Places Designers Can Find Clients.

Find out several overlooked places graphic designers can find clients—online and offline—that can help you based on your industry and clientele. Are you overlooking any of them? “Overlooked Places Graphic Designers Can Find Clients”: Read or Listen

Episode #52: 17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website

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Your website needs to be an effective marketing tool to help you get clients. You want to be top of mind when someone needs a designer. Here are 17 essential elements for an effective portfolio website, so you get found and leave a positive impression. “17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website”: Read or Listen

Episode #46: 6 Reasons Freelance Designers Should Screen Prospective Clients

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Many graphic designers are so excited when a new shiny prospect contacts them that they miss a crucial step: screening the prospect. But having a vetting process is vital, so you can position yourself as an expert and evaluate the prospect and the work before taking it on. Here are 6 reasons freelance designers should screen prospects and how to evaluate them. “6 Reasons Freelance Designers Should Screen Prospective Clients”: Read or Listen