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Literature on Design Agency

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5 Inspiring Freelance Designers’ Websites and Portfolios

5 Inspiring Freelance Designers’ Websites and Portfolios

We’ve found five great inspirational websites for freelancer designers – these can provide insight into how to construct your own website and online portfolios. However, please don’t copy them but rather seek to emulate things that you think work well. RadiumCosmin Daniel Capitanu of Romania runs Radium, and he’s a freelance designer and archit...

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  • 3 months ago
How to Build Your First Freelance or Design Agency Portfolio

How to Build Your First Freelance or Design Agency Portfolio

For most freelancers and newbie design owners, their most powerful marketing tool will be their portfolio. A portfolio is simply a collection of samples of your work that you use to demonstrate to clients that you have the experience and competence to handle their projects. As there are an awful lot of disciplines, it’s impossible to define the...

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  • 3 weeks ago
7 Powerful Steps for Creating the Perfect Freelance CV

7 Powerful Steps for Creating the Perfect Freelance CV

A CV is a great way of explaining your expertise to a would-be client. Not all freelancers use a CV/resume to market their services or to convey their experience to their clients. Those who do use one will tell you that it’s a great way of explaining complex information to potential clients and partners without long speeches. A freelance CV is v...

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  • 3 weeks ago
The Business Models of Freelancing and Design Agencies and Who Can Start Their Own Business

The Business Models of Freelancing and Design Agencies and Who Can Start Their Own Business

When you’re looking at going freelance or starting your own design agency, you’ll want to understand and examine the business models and the different types of work available to you before you start. This will help you understand and define what you intend to do with your business and how you will do it. We would like to share something with yo...

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  • 4 months ago
How to Write Your First Business Plan

How to Write Your First Business Plan

Planning a business means planning to succeed in business. A business plan helps you define what you do so that you can explain this clearly and succinctly to customers. It helps you see if your plans are going astray so that you can take corrective action. It helps you think about your position in your market and how to be competitive. It’s wo...

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  • 1 year ago
Angry Customers: Learn to Deal with them and Turn them Into Your Most Loyal Customers

Angry Customers: Learn to Deal with them and Turn them Into Your Most Loyal Customers

Angry customers are a fact of life. Even when you do everything right—something goes wrong that’s outside of your control, but, in truth, we all get it wrong sometimes. That means you have to be able to deal with angry customers—and the best entrepreneurs and freelancers go a step further – they learn how to turn an angry customer into a fan of ...

  • 534 shares
  • 1 year ago
How to Price Your Freelance and B2B Work

How to Price Your Freelance and B2B Work

Pricing freelance and business-to-business work (B2B, i.e., business that is conducted between companies, rather than between a company and individual consumers) can be very hard when you’re just getting started. Charge too little, and you’ll starve; charge too much, and you won’t get enough work. You can learn some very simple pricing strategie...

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  • 1 year ago
Freelancer and Entrepreneurs: How to Get Paid – and What to Do When the Client Doesn’t Pay

Freelancer and Entrepreneurs: How to Get Paid – and What to Do When the Client Doesn’t Pay

It’s not enough to do the work; you also have to get paid. One of the biggest challenges facing freelancers and business-to-business entrepreneurs alike is how to handle that moment when a client fails to pay. The good news is that, by and large, it’s a painless process which shouldn’t lead to a big fallout between the business and the client. H...

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  • 8 months ago
How to Choose Your Specialist Freelance or Entrepreneur Niche and Become Remarkable

How to Choose Your Specialist Freelance or Entrepreneur Niche and Become Remarkable

Do you want to have your own business, but you’re not sure what niche to enter? That’s OK; you’re not alone. However, it is important to choose a niche before you get too far along in launching your business. That’s because specialists who become remarkable in a field of endeavour are much better rewarded by the market than the generalist “jack/...

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  • 1 year ago
Set Goals and Reach Them

Set Goals and Reach Them

We’ve all got lots of things we want to do in our lives, don’t we? Yet, why is it that so many of them seem so far out of reach even when we’ve been working on them for a long time? It’s because we’ve not set concrete goals or explored how we can move from our current reality to reach that goal. Our goals are ephemeral (e.g., they lack substance...

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  • 1 year ago
Discover and Understand your Passions and Interests – and Increase Your Success Rate as an Entrepreneur or Freelancer

Discover and Understand your Passions and Interests – and Increase Your Success Rate as an Entrepreneur or Freelancer

Many would-be freelancers and entrepreneurs know exactly what they want to do; others aren’t really sure. Whichever position you are in, sitting down and working out your passions and interests before you begin a business is a good idea. A wealth of evidence shows that when we work in harmony with our passions and interests, we become happy in t...

  • 776 shares
  • 2 years ago
Learn How to Present Your Business Services and Close a Sale

Learn How to Present Your Business Services and Close a Sale

A sales pitch gets you through the door of a client, but the way you present your business and close sales is what determines your eventual success as an entrepreneur or freelancer. As with all elements of sales, there’s a process you can use to present your business well and to close more business than you lose, too. All of your sales efforts ...

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  • 2 years ago
Entrepreneurs and Freelancers: Learn to Create Your Marketing Story

Entrepreneurs and Freelancers: Learn to Create Your Marketing Story

Don’t focus your marketing efforts on “buy from me”; it’s irritating, and it doesn’t work. Look to tell a story that embodies your customer’s worldview and the sales will come. Authenticity and believability play a key role in this. A marketing story is a way of conveying complex and intangible ideas about your business in a way that your audien...

  • 446 shares
  • 1 year ago
4 Steps for Performing Effective Market Research for Start-ups

4 Steps for Performing Effective Market Research for Start-ups

Market research is a huge field of endeavour, and many overlaps exist between market research and User Experience research. However, if you’re running a start-up business and don’t have the time to learn the entire field of research, four simple steps can help you conduct market research to understand your clients better without spending a fortu...

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  • 2 years ago
What Kind of Business Setup Should You Choose as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

What Kind of Business Setup Should You Choose as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur?

Four common options exist in most parts of the world. The options include sole trading, partnerships, limited companies, offshore companies. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of each—it’s vital on the path to running an efficient business. We’ll teach you the most common options and the usual advantages and disadvantages of each option; th...

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  • 2 years ago
Freelancer and Entrepreneurs: How to Fire Clients without Telling Them to **** ***

Freelancer and Entrepreneurs: How to Fire Clients without Telling Them to **** ***

There comes a time in every entrepreneur and freelancer’s career when they need to stop working with a client. Employees quit their jobs, but entrepreneurs and freelancers aren’t employees; they fire their clients. Learning how to handle this is an important part of freelance and entrepreneur life. Fire a Client? Why Would I Fire a Client?There...

  • 546 shares
  • 1 year ago
Learn How to Close a Sales Call

Learn How to Close a Sales Call

Closing a sales call or asking for the business is nowhere near as hard as you may have been led to believe. In fact, it’s the easiest part of the sales process—and anyone can learn to close business over the phone, face-to-face or by e-mail in a matter of minutes. It doesn’t even require very much practice to learn the ultimate closing techniqu...

  • 266 shares
  • 2 years ago
Administration for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Don’t Fear it. Just Get it Done

Administration for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Don’t Fear it. Just Get it Done

Yes, you didn’t start your own business to do administration, but guess what? Administration doesn’t do itself, and if you learn to get it done, quickly and effectively, it won’t dominate your new working life. You may even be surprised that you come to appreciate the thinking time that routine tasks can buy you. Learning to be a decent adminis...

  • 552 shares
  • 2 years ago