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Freelance

I feel as though many graphic designers tend to do a lot of freelance work. I enjoy being able to be my own boss and make my own rules. I haven’t been able to take on too many jobs, but I have had a few and have been able to learn from them. The only downside to freelance work that I have come across is that I will complete or nearly complete a job and then not get paid. I have learned to take half of the agreed pay before I start any work, but now I have to worry about getting the other half. This is one of the only downsides I see in freelancing. How do others deal with this issue, if it is an issue for you? Maybe, I’m just no good at handling business.

2 Comments

  1. Kate Welch wrote:

    Knowing your skills is key to any success. Getting help when you need it and never under estimating your abilities. I work better as a part of a group and around people. If I’m going to work, I would rather be in an office and go to work and come home. I don’t want to mix home and work. But other people thrive at home and alone.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  2. Arthur Reinaltt wrote:

    Definitely have to learn how to separate fun from work. Its going to be hard to find someone the pay for something you do for fun. But definitely maybe look up different kinds of contracts that people make in terms of how they get payments?

    Friday, March 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink