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Fresh tools to help creatives run their freelance practice in 2024

Creative Boom

It doesn't matter how talented you are in your chosen creative discipline; that's only half of the work of being a successful freelancer. Talk to a freelancer who's got that sorted, and you'll probably find they have a suite of productivity tools that help them achieve this with minimal fuss.

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Positive stories from freelance creatives to boost your mood in a recession

Creative Boom

And even if you're still managing to keep on top of the rent, there's no shame in feeling a little down about your prospects for continuing success as a freelancer. And freelance designer Alex Foxley recalls fondly the moment he realised his first year of freelancing had earned him more than at any previous studio job.

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Why creative freelancers should never work for free

Creative Boom

It's a great time to be a creative freelancer. But in truth, promises of exposure or future paid work rarely materialise in ways that benefit the freelancer. That's simply not how clients find freelancers in the real world. We explain the downside of working for free. Yes, it's possible to think of exceptions in theory.

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Founders, Freelancers & Rebels: new book dispels the fear of going solo

Creative Boom

Whether you're a founder or freelancer, creative entrepreneurship is hard. Consequently, many independent creative founders and freelancers share a longing for connection, reassurance and motivation. Consequently, many independent creative founders and freelancers share a longing for connection, reassurance and motivation.

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Becoming a Successful Freelance Graphic Designer

Designer Daily

If so, you might want to consider a career as a freelance graphic designer. Many people have been turning to freelance work in recent times, and there is always demand for skilled freelance graphic designers. Why Become a Freelance Graphic Designer? So, how can you get started as a freelance graphic designer?

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5 pieces of good news for freelance designers in 2022

Creative Boom

In the midst of global turmoil, massive changes are afoot in the world of freelancing. The global creative platform has released its latest findings in a new report, Design Without Borders: A Fresh Perspective on Freelance. So quite simply, what it doesn't know about freelancing isn't worth knowing. Earnings look set to rise.

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How to pivot your freelance creative business in 2023

Creative Boom

Image licensed via Adobe Stock Freelancing not going as well as you'd hoped? So you've launched your freelance creative business: congratulations! The freelance guide to pivoting If you're a freelance creative, pivoting is pretty straightforward. Then it's time to pivot. So, how do you go about it? Then don't.

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