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Episode #135: Top 11 Creative Business Books for Designers

Colleen holding a business book

Find out what books are on my list of top creative business books for freelance graphic designers to help you with starting your own business, sales and marketing, getting clients, positioning, pricing and profit, confidence, mindset and more.

Top 11 Creative Business Books for Designers: Read or Listen

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!

Confidence, Closing and Content With Mike Killen: Read or Listen

Episode #45: 14 Reasons Graphic Designers Are Seen as Order Takers

Graphic designer order taker

There are a lot of differences in mindset and behavior between graphic designers who are perceived as order takers and those who are perceived as experts. Here are 14 reasons graphic designers are seen as order takers instead of as experts.

14 Reasons Graphic Designers Are Seen as Order Takers: Read or Listen

Episode #44: 9 Ways Recurring Revenue Hurts Your Business – David C. Baker

David C. Baker

Monthly recurring revenue is all the rage these days, seen as the holy grail. But what most freelancers and agencies don’t necessarily realize is that it can cause problems. David C. Baker joins me to talk about 9 ways recurring revenue actually hurts your business and what to do instead.

9 Ways Recurring Revenue Hurts Your Business – David C. Baker: Read or Listen