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Episode #135: Top 11 Creative Business Books for Designers

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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 #134: Day Rates for Graphic Designers—Sarah Masci

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Sarah Masci of Day Rate Mastery joins me to talk about how graphic designers can increase their profitability by charging day rates instead of hourly rates or value-based pricing, and how she went from charging $50 per hour to $10k months working only a few days a month.

Day Rates for Graphic Designers—Sarah Masci: 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