Many freelance designers struggle with boundaries, taking on and putting up with bad clients. But setting boundaries with clients means good clients and a better, more profitable creative business. Find out 10 signs you need boundaries and how to set them.
Episode #146: How to Make More Money in Graphic Design (and Work Less) With Adrienne Johnston
Graphic designer Adrienne Johnston shares how she went from being stressed out and overworked in a $60k-a-year creative business to working less and without stress making more than $200k a year by focusing on presentation design in PowerPoint.
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Episode #145: Adding Skip Navigation Links for Better Web Accessibility
Improve the accessibility and usability of the websites you design by adding a skip navigation link for keyboard users. Find out why skip links are important, who they help, how to check for a skip link and how to add one to an existing website.
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Episode #144: How to Raise Your Prices and Keep Your Clients
Raising your prices as a freelance graphic designer is vital for a viable, profitable creative business. Find out when you should raise your rates, how to raise them, how much to raise them and what to do if clients react negatively when you do.
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Episode #143: How to Get Google Reviews From Clients With John Falke
Google reviews are a free tool designers can leverage to make the marketing and sales process easier. They also increase your chances of getting new clients. Hear how Google reviews have helped John Falke's design business and how to get Google reviews from your own clients.
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Episode #142: How to Make 6 Figures as a Freelancer
Want to make $100,000 a year as a full-time freelancer? Find out what I did and what you can do to make 6 figures as a freelance designer, even in your first year of freelancing full time. Also find out what to do before you do it.
Episode #141: Color and Contrast Accessibility
As a graphic designer, document designer or web designer, understanding the WCAG color and contrast accessibility guidelines will help make your designs more inclusive and accessible to sighted individuals with or without a visual disability.
Episode #140: Affordable Health Care for Freelancers
Medical insurance for self-employed freelance designers can be cost prohibitive. Find out some affordable health insurance alternatives that will save you money along with what to consider before going with one of these options.
Episode #139: Adobe Removing Pantone Colors: What Graphic Designers Need to Know
Pantone color books are being phased out of Adobe Creative Cloud, greatly impacting many graphic designers. Access to all Pantone libraries will require a paid Pantone Connect subscription. Find out what you need to know and what options you have.
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Episode #138: 12 Ways to Motivate Clients to Send Content
Getting content from clients is definitely high on the list of complaints from designers. Find out 12 ways to motivate your clients to send you content, so that you get projects done on time and profitably.