When you’re trying to find work as a freelancer it’s really tempting to take the scattergun approach. You market yourself as the graphic designer that can do anything. Logos, website design, YouTube banners, brochures, packaging design, editorial projects…the works. For any company in any industry. You can do it all. But here’s why it might be best not to be a jack of all trades and instead to specialise.
Becoming a freelancer is a fantastic way to take control of your life. No more nightmare managers, no set hours, you can work from home in your jim jams and bunny slippers and eat ice cream at 10am. Goodbye 9-5! But the fun won’t last unless you manage your finances correctly.
When you’re hiring someone it’s important that you know that they’re not a fake freelancer. Here’s a list of things you should always check to avoid being scammed. Continue reading
One of the hardest parts of being a freelancer can (weirdly) be being your own boss. Although you’ll have clients and deadlines, they won’t be setting hours or work in the 9-5 sense (and in fact they’re not legally allowed to!) So what do you need to do to truly become your own boss?
Whether you’re a freelancer or someone hiring one, contracts are really important. It’s a guarantee on both sides that you’ll hold up your end of the bargain, and neither of you will end up feeling scammed! Writing one can be tricky though – so we’ve broken it down for you.