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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. Continue reading “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. Continue reading “How to Make Money on Upwork With Victor Ramirez”

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? Continue reading “Overlooked Places Graphic Designers Can Find Clients”

Episode #54: Stop “Should-ing” All Over Yourself—Set Goals

Goal-Setting. Design Domination

Experts always say we should set goals to be successful. But do you avoid setting them because you don’t see the point or you’re afraid you won’t achieve them? Do you ever look back and think, “I should have done this or that”? Stop procrastinating and get motivated, and learn how setting goals can help. Continue reading “Stop “Should-ing” All Over Yourself—Set Goals”

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

Effective portfolio website.

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. Continue reading “17 Essential Elements for an Effective Portfolio Website”

Episode #47: Should Freelance Designers Use “I” or “We”?

I or we?

Do you struggle with whether to refer to your freelancing business as “I” or “we”? Are you misrepresenting yourself if you use “we”? Will potential clients prefer just you or a team? Will you not get larger projects if you use “I”? Find out the pros and cons of each. Continue reading “Should Freelance Designers Use “I” or “We”?”

Episode #43: 10 Ways a Design Mentor Can Help You

Mentoring for graphic designers

Designers, do you need to take your skills to the next level so you can charge more and get more respect? Want to go out on your own but not sure what’s involved? Need help with a freelancing issue? Here are 10 ways a design mentor could help you. Continue reading “10 Ways a Design Mentor Can Help You”

Episode #40: Nail a Niche with Stephanie Campanella

Nail your niche

A lot of designers have heard about niching but are hesitant to do it. Stephanie Campanella, who’s built several profitable niched-based businesses, talks about why she niched her business, how she did it, and the benefits of niching. Continue reading “Nail a Niche with Stephanie Campanella”

Episode #22: How Graphic Designers Can Leverage LinkedIn

Linkedin tips

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn as part of your marketing efforts so you can build relationships and attract your ideal clients. Get tips on how to craft a profile that has impact, strategically network with connections, and more from LinkedIn expert Brynne Tillman. Continue reading “How Graphic Designers Can Leverage LinkedIn”

Episode #21: Client Relationships Are Like Dating

Client relationships

Client relationships and getting clients are not that different from dating. Learn how to identify your ideal client, attract them, approach them, spot deal breakers, nurture the relationship and more. Continue reading “Client Relationships Are Like Dating”