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How NOT to break the deadline. 8 life hacks

How NOT to break the deadline. 8 life hacks

Do not break the deadline – the problem of all freelancers. With experience, understanding of their productivity comes, but even professionals sometimes have problems with deadlines. As a result, many freelancers and remote workers work at night and donate to hobbies, food, and sleep. I left the official work in 2014. Freelance work as a psychologist and a copywriter — give advice about how to live and work on freelance. For me, freelancing is 100% of the income. It is…

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How to find clients on freelance. Determine the target audience.

How to find clients on freelance. Determine the target audience.

If you’ve never studied marketing, now is the time to start. I always say that freelancing is a micro-business, and we should treat it as such. And any business starts with identifying the target audience. The first thing you need to describe your “product”. Describe all the services that you offer. Then think about how your product helps customers. For example, you make a landing – it helps entrepreneurs and business owners benefit to present your product, sell it, collect…

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How to work more efficiently on freelance

How to work more efficiently on freelance

In many articles and comments, I see a global problem for all novice freelancers: self-discipline. This is sometimes the stumbling block that forces a man to return to the office because there “everything is clear and regulated”. Tell us about your experience and about how I developed a discipline – it really is easy. In the first couple of years of freelancing, I have worked badly. For three days, not touched, and then a volley had completed the project. Sometimes…

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Remote graphic designer. How to make yourself work at home?

Remote graphic designer. How to make yourself work at home?

In my survey on the problems of all remote workers, 53.6% of respondents said “self-discipline”. And so far members and friends ask me how I force myself to work from home when there are so many distractions and a warm blanket with a tablet and YouTube. There are several rules that must be observed when working from home. Here they are: The workplace and places of recreation should be separated. You can’t eat at your desk or perform work in…

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Basic communications skills with client

Basic communications skills with client

Negotiations before you start: how to bring to the  purchase services Usually in a personal customer already asked a link to portfolio, know more about terms and price, you meticulously consider. If you have no relevant experience, it becomes torture, as if you’re placed under a magnifying glass. This is uncomfortable and nervous, and this nervousness can be transmitted in messages. Even worse, if the client wants to call (well, who in 2020 calls up, well!). It is important to…

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How to get freelance and work with customers

How to get freelance and work with customers

I conducted a survey about the fears before going freelance, and approximately 20% of the answers boiled down to “I’m afraid that will not cope, will fill a project and disappoint the customer.” This is a completely normal fear, and it is possible to win. Ask yourself the question: what if I fail? “Be ashamed,” yeah. What? “Shame is unpleasant.” Well. And? “I don’t like being unpleasant.” Well, that’s understandable, no one likes. And? “I want everything to be tube-like…

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Where to make a portfolio?

Where to make a portfolio?

High-quality portfolio — the main tool of a freelancer when searching for orders. Where and how to make a portfolio website online, we tell in this article. Services to create a portfolio Behance.net One of the largest sites for portfolio online. Here are the work of photographers, designers, illustrators, artists, game developers, motion designers, and videomaker. Here you can put as your personal projects and teamwork, putting all participants in the workflow. The bar on site is high, therefore, to…

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How to become a freelancer if there is no portfolio?

How to become a freelancer if there is no portfolio?

The most common question among beginning freelancers – how to switch to freelancing without a portfolio? Tell you what to do if you have no experience and portfolio, and they want to work. How to find the time to create a portfolio I always recommend going for freelancing gradually. If you plan to continue to work in their field, use the projects that you’ve performed the basic work. You have the right to show them as a demonstration of their…

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Color in graphic design. Terms and definitions.

Color in graphic design. Terms and definitions.

Color is one of the principal qualities on which configuration is based. In the hands of an expert, he can turn into a useful asset. It influences numerous variables that assume a huge job in visual discernment. Color hugely affects our awareness, it changes our frame of mind to any subject in truly seconds, and furthermore causes individuals to respond to it and even take certain activities. From the start, the regulation of color may not appear to be so…

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10 graphic design terms you should know

10 graphic design terms you should know

We know that every graphic designer has his own language. Kerning, tracking, warm colors, cool colors, CMYK, RGB, OMG. There are a lot of technical terms thrown around and it can get confusing at the best of times. But, if you’re finding yourself confused, never fear – we’re here to help. If you are just starting a career in graphic design or want to update your knowledge in terminology, then we have compiled the basic terms that every graphic designer…

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