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Episode #50:

Confidence, Closing and Content With Mike Killen

Confidence for freelance designers

Mike Killen and I talk about confidence, how it’s vital in closing the deal with clients and why you should be selling futures, not features. Get actionable tips to use when talking to clients, including how to respond when a client says, “That’s too expensive.” Also find out why you shouldn’t worry about criticism when putting your content out there. The answer will surprise you! …

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. …

Episode #30:

Avoid These 12 Mistakes When Pricing Your Design Work

Pricing design work

Do you know what to consider when pricing your work? Are you charging enough for your work? Do you worry if your price was right after sending an estimate? There are many ways to figure out how to price a project, and how you do so and present it can affect how the client perceives the value. Either you will be perceived as an expert and command respect, or you risk be seen as not understanding (or underestimating) the scope of the work and your work being perceived as low quality. Here are 12 pricing mistakes to avoid to be more profitable. …

Episode #24:

7 Mistakes When Presenting Design Work and Asking for Critique

Graphic designer presenting design work

Are you making any of these mistakes when presenting design work to clients? Find out and learn how to present your design work, so you get more respect and less pushback on your designs. Also, find out mistakes you might be making when asking for critique from other designers and others in general. Plus, don’t miss this one seemingly harmless question you should stop asking clients. …

Episode #4:

Stop Trying to Compete With Fiverr

Learn How to Set Yourself Apart From Other Designers

Why should a client hire you when they can pay $50 to Fiverr or 99Designs, or set up a Wix, Weebly or Squarespace site themselves? Instead of being livid about what these commoditized services have done to the industry, take advantage of what they’re not offering and what they don’t do well, so you can get taken more seriously and command the fees you deserve. …

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