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Freelance Tips: Tracking & Billing Time

Freelance Tips: Tracking & Billing Time | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Pricing services to make a profit involves putting a value on your time and expertise, and is trickier than pricing a product which is more tangible and typically governed by unit cost. There is no set formula, but you don’t need to be a maths genius to work out how much you should be charging. Here are the factors to consider when you are crunching the numbers: |  read more at The Loop
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yep.. i am on in that 97% :/
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The right way to end an email to a client #freelancer

The right way to end an email to a client #freelancer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
“Suggest a next step at the end of your email and double your responses.”
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very good advice/article - read and then read again ;)

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The Case Against Paying Designers By The Hour

The Case Against Paying Designers By The Hour | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

THE CLIENT DOESN'T NEED TO SEE YOUR INTERNAL MATH.

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Creativity doesn't start when you punch a clock. Here's a better way to charge for design work.

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11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions

11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions | Career | Creative Bloq
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What do you do when clients won't stop asking for revisions? Egle Karalyte, founder of My Visual Brief, has some advice. 

 

As a designer, you've probably had the experience of working with a client who repeatedly asks for revisions with no end in sight. It's frustrating, right?  You want to keep the client happy without driving yourself crazy or ruining your profit margin.... 

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Why Low Self-Worth Drives Lower rates for Women Freelancers — and What You Can Do About It

Why Low Self-Worth Drives Lower rates for Women Freelancers — and What You Can Do About It | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Ed Gandia’s 2012 Freelance Industry Report has some interesting data pertaining to women and money. For instance, female freelancers earn more per hour than do their male counterparts at almost eve...
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"If you have a low value of yourself, you’re basically lowering the value of your work — and you get low value in return." ~ Randy Gage

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Susan Anderson's curator insight, September 6, 2015 11:59 AM

You'll never earn more than you command - and you must provide enough value to justify your rates. Pricing can be one of the toughest questions for freelancers. This will help.

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Graphic design business resources legal forms contracts pricing guides web design business

Graphic design business resources legal forms contracts pricing guides web design business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Graphic design business resources for creative professionals forms contracts pricing guides and training videos and designer interviews
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This is a yearly or lifetime membership based ~ affordable though. And once you are a member you can access the mega resource. Suitable for ALL types of creative freelancer in business.

 

CreativePublic offers graphic designers and Web designers a one-stop resource and information site to help designers be more successful in business. Whether you freelance or own your own firm, CreativePublic has the products to fit your growing business needs

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Why we're heading towards an intellectual property apocalypse | Graphic design

Why we're heading towards an intellectual property apocalypse | Graphic design | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It is crucial that creative content providers, agencies and freelancers politely educate clients and specify exact electronic terms in a commission. That way, both parties' interests are protected
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7 Methods For Preventing Client Problems Before They Arise

7 Methods For Preventing Client Problems Before They Arise | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

As a freelance WordPress developer or designer, your goal is to land the best clients. Nothing is more rewarding than successfully finishing a project on time and getting paid equally promptly. Hitch-free projects lead to happy clients and a great chance of a lucrative long-term relationship.  Things...

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How to turn your blog into an online store

How to turn your blog into an online store | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Are you thinking about how to monetizing a successful blog by selling digital or physical products, services or subscriptions? If you answered yes and aren’t sure how to add ecommerce to your blog then read on. I’ll share with you some simple steps to turn your blog into an online store. No excuses, you can start now...  Selz Blog / Read more »

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How Much Should Photographers Charge Per Hour? - DIY Photography

How Much Should Photographers Charge Per Hour? - DIY Photography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
How Much Should Photographers Charge Per Hour - A detailed explanation of the key factors to be considered by photographers when setting their rates.
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Photographers that undervalue their services are not doing themselves any favors, and are in fact contributing to the wholesale undervaluing of the entire industry. - DIYPhotography

 

This article could be easily suited also for graphic designers, digital artist, like myself (i also do photography)

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17 Outsourcing And Virtual Assistant Resources for Small Business Owners

17 Outsourcing And Virtual Assistant Resources for Small Business Owners | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Too much work for you, but not enough to hire even a part time employee? Want to grow your staff but can't afford to add a new hire? Try outsourcing or virtual assistants.
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Sometimes it pays to pay someone else - so you can get more things done. Especially if you have a big workload on and also able to accept more work instead of knocking it back.

 

17 Outsourcing and Virtual Assistant resources list that will help you figure out where to find the help you need on a small business budget.

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How to do a professional Graphic design quotation, proposal

How to do a professional Graphic design quotation, proposal | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A good proposal is always a way to show our customers that we are professional. It is also a tool to explain our customers: processes, design development and finally that professional design has a cost.
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The following steps are designed to develop a quote for printed material, brochure, catalog, diptych, etc. At the end of the article you will find to buttons, one for the free template and other for the complete design proposal. Thanks to DesignerFreelancer ~ you are a lifesaver!

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