10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

Aside from finding out why someone's dad has written a porno, or what makes a guilty feminist, you'll probably be looking for insight on freelancing. For all you creative freelancers out there, illustrator Andy J Miller has a podcast for you. Being Freelance. Freelance As F.

Lessons of Lockdown: What creative freelancers will be doing differently when things return to normal

Creative Boom

Although we're happy to do our bit, it's especially tricky for freelancers and small businesses in the creative industries, as often the first thing to be cut is marketing. We've always said it at Creative Boom: have a healthy reserve of cash before you go freelance.

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Discovering the Freedoms of Freelance

Speckyboy Design Magazine

One of the more entertaining parts of being a freelance web designer is hearing all the different assumptions people have about your job. Just what type of freedom comes with freelancing? The Freelance Designer Toolbox.

How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

Just Creative

Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? Now, the number of freelancers is projected to reach more than 90 million in less than a decade. On top of that, the annual increase in the global freelance workforce keeps getting higher and higher.

Freelance Graphic Design Rates: Tips For Pricing Yourself


Establishing the right freelance graphic design rates is a very important process that you need to take seriously. Modern technology makes it possible to be your own boss and cultivate a career as a freelance designer. Graphic design, like any freelancing gig, has its unique quirks.

Petra Eriksson on lessons learnt as a freelance illustrator, the power of personal projects and why she goes 'offline'

Creative Boom

It was about three years ago, a few months into freelancing full-time. It definitely helped me a lot at the beginning of my freelance career, as most of my initial client projects came through the platform. Is there anything that bugs you about freelancing that you wish could change?

The Future of Freelancing with WordPress

Speckyboy Design Magazine

But today, I’m going to focus on a group near and dear to my own heart: Freelancers whose primary business is working with WordPress. There are questions about what all of this means to freelancers and the community at large. For a busy freelancer, this can be a challenge.

The 5 Forgivable ‘Sins’ of a Freelance Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The web is full of advice for freelance web designers. Let’s take a look: The Freelance Designer Toolbox. The post The 5 Forgivable ‘Sins’ of a Freelance Designer appeared first on Speckyboy Design Magazine. Certainly, I’ve offered up my share.

Claire Prouvost on the joy of social media, turning a hobby into a career and going freelance

Creative Boom

I have been inspired by so many people that are working freelance and just killing it, and I want to give it a try. After being part-time for the past year, I am finally taking the leap to be a full-time freelancer. What advice would you give to those thinking of becoming a freelancer?

Matt Saunders on freelancing, growing up in Northern England and why chaos is a friend of his

Creative Boom

Matt Saunders is a freelance illustrator based in London, whose work is fantastical, atmospheric and full of drama and intrigue. We caught up with Matt to talk about his career so far, his life in London and the highs and lows of freelancing.

Zoë Barker on her success as an illustrator, facing up to 'freelance anxiety' and finding a happier balance

Creative Boom

Some of which are related to being a freelancer and coping with the modern world. On a wintry Thursday in November, I chatted to Zoë about how she built her reputation as a freelance illustrator and how she's been able to make a living out of her passion.

2 Years Since Shillington New York: Wyatt Welles, Freelance Graphic Designer


Since then, Wyatt has worked on the creative direction for print and digital at the plant company, The Sill , and is now freelancing in Los Angeles. It’s been so much fun going freelance because it allows a lot of varied work. How do you go about finding freelance work?

Iancu Barb?ras? on expanding his creative focus and how freelancing has changed his life

Creative Boom

is a graphic designer and illustrator based in London who has been freelancing since he moved to the UK over nine years ago. We thought we'd ask Iancu about his experiences so far and what advice he can share as a freelancer. How are you finding freelancing? Iancu Barb?ras?



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Are You a Freelancer? There’s a New ‘Illustrators for Hire’ Directory to Join

Brown Paper Bag

It’s a “global list of freelance illustrators” whose mission is to promote and advance the careers of freelance illustrators with their directory. The post Are You a Freelancer? Illustration freelance illustration illustration promotion illustrators for hire

The Best Websites to Hire Freelance Designers

Graphic Mama

Searching for some good platforms to hire freelance designers? The benefits of hiring freelance designers for your creative project are many. while others list all kinds of freelance creatives. Top Platforms to Hire Freelance Designers in 2019. Freelancer.

5 Tips to Grow Your Graphic Design Start-Up

Inspiration Feed

So, you’ve worked as a graphic designer for several years already, and now you’ve decided to become your own boss. You’re now ready to use your creativity to start a business. It’s an excellent idea.

How to Increase Pinterest Followers: A Freelancer’s Guide

Pixel 77

As a freelance graphics designer here are a few things you can get started with to build up your Pinterest Audience. When it comes to business marketing, both freelance graphics and web designers often need to step up their creative efforts.

Zoë Barker on her success as an illustrator, facing up to 'freelance anxiety' and finding a happier balance

Creative Boom

Some of which are related to being a freelancer and coping with the modern world. On a wintry Thursday in November, I chatted to Zoë about how she built her reputation as a freelance illustrator and how she's been able to make a living out of her passion.

5 Clever Ways to Avoid a Creative Burnout as a Freelancer

Just Creative

Most freelancers go through those dreadful days when nothing seems to work. Many freelancers write a gratitude journal to keep them away from feeling low because of a short-term failure or an obstacle. Many freelancers hit a low when they’re not enjoying working on a project.

four financial tips for new freelancers and creatives

Purple Rose Graphics

With money being at the forethought for a lot of us right now, I wanted to share a few good tips about money for new freelancers and independent creatives. However, as a freelancer, income is not always steady, especially in the beginning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save!

Five Foolproof Steps to Score More Freelance Graphic Design Jobs

Creative Market

When you’re working as a freelance designer, your next job is always on your mind. It’s one of the worst parts of freelancing and it’s an unavoidable reality of relying on contract work to pay your bills. Creating Freelance Design Work from Your Past Work.

Six financial tips to help freelancers struggling with coronavirus slump

Creative Boom

There are two million freelancers in the UK, and it's estimated that they contribute £125 billion to the nation's economy. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on job pipelines amidst a global economic slowdown, and a lot of freelancers have been hit hard by cancelled gigs and uncertainty.

James Tupper embraces the ups and downs of being a freelancer in his charming animation

Its Nice That

Creatives who work on a freelance basis might be familiar with the world that the Raleigh-based creative depicts in his short animation, Freelance.

From freelancer to small studio owner: The things you need to do when growing a business

Creative Boom

If you're growing fast and you need help, then you might look to freelancers for support. It's true what they say: no one ever prepares you for growing a business. They don't teach you about it in school or at university. It's something we often have to figure out as we go along.

I won Freelancer of the Year!

Emmeline Illustration

It feels like a dream, but I'm so happy to say I was crowned 'Freelancer of the Year 2016'! Despite the seriously low points, ridiculous situations and mountainous challenges, I just.live it, I'm a freelance illustrator and it's everything I ever wanted.

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Getting Started Freelancing

Six Leaf Design

Every once in a while an email floats into my inbox asking me about how to get started freelancing. So, I thought I’d put together some of my thoughts and give you my (possibly unsolicited) advice on getting started as a freelancer.

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Live Portrait Illustration at National Freelancers Day 2018

Emmeline Illustration

Just over a month ago, I was invited to London to appear in the IPSE Freelancer's showcase and illustrate live portraits for National Freelancers Day! This was my fourth time at a National Freelancer's event, and after winning National Freelancer of the Year in 2016, I got to see the title passed on to the lovely Iona Bain in the freelancer awards this year! LIL collective live illustration live portraits national freelancers day wedding portrait

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What to Do When a Web Design Client Leaves

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Have you ever noticed that most freelance web design advice is related to gaining new clients? When first starting out as a freelancer, that one big project may be the thing that puts you over the top.

Why the Grumpy Designer Will Keep Working from Home, Thank You

Speckyboy Design Magazine

When I became a full-time freelance web designer, it was at the very beginning of the work-from-home era. As a freelancer, I still deal with this – but from a comfortable distance. Freelance Design Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance Clients

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Dealing with Uncertain Times as a Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Being a freelancer or part of a small agency is actually great preparation for uncertainty. Freelance Design Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsIf recent global events have taught us anything, it’s that life as we know it can change in an instant.

30 Gorgeous Examples of Korean Graphic Design

Inspiration Feed

There’s something absolutely fascinating about the Korean culture. It has taken over the entire world, with Korean pop stars, Korean makeup, Korean fashion, and everything else Korean dominating the scene everywhere you look.

Beyond Money: The Hidden Benefits of Web Design Projects

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Design Clients Freelance Business Freelance Career Freelance ClientsNot all website design gigs are created equally. The truth is that they will all vary in terms of compensation, scope and the overall experience you have.

How to Level Up as A Designer: Interview with Jacob Cass

Just Creative

Freelancing Personal Freelance Graphic Design InterviewI had the pleasure of speaking with fellow Aussie, Frank on his G’day Design Life podcast called Two Red Chairs , on how to level up as a designer.

Reasons to Be Thankful: Bright Spots for Web Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelance Design Freelance Business Freelance CareerWhen the world seemingly changed overnight due to COVID-19, it was surreal. Maybe your surroundings looked exactly the same. Your to-do list contained the same projects.

When I Get out of Here: The Grumpy Designer’s Post-Quarantine Bucket List

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Freelancers and remote workers around the world are stuck inside (and hopefully safer for it). This is one of the biggest stereotypes of freelancers. Freelance Design Freelance Business Freelance Career Grumpy DesignerQuarantine is like jail. Well, sort of.

5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Web Designer

Speckyboy Design Magazine

The Freelance Designer Toolbox. When just starting out as a freelancer, it’s tempting to take every single project that comes along. It’s ultimately what led me to venture out as a freelancer. Freelance Design Freelance Business Freelance Career

Freelancer campaign targets “inadequate” coronavirus government support

Design Week

Chiefly these holes have been identified in the government’s provisions for the country’s five million self-employed and freelance workers. The post Freelancer campaign targets “inadequate” coronavirus government support appeared first on Design Week.

11 Creative Ways to Make Money Online in 2020

Just Creative

Become a Freelancer. Freelancing allows you to turn your passion into a profession. Whether you enjoy writing, graphic designing, coding, creating presentations or developing strategies, freelancing has great potential right now. workforce will be freelancers.

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