The Creative Freelancer’s Guide
For those in the creative industry, there’s major potential to earn a living working freelance jobs. Your skills are in high-demand, after all. Whether you work full-time or part-time, you’re running a business and taking on the responsibilities that come along with that. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to guide you. We’ve collected all our knowledge about freelancing–particularly in the creative services field—so you can learn the ropes.
Getting Started as a Freelancer
Before you start pursuing work, get to know the basics of starting out as a freelancer. There are a handful of questions you want to answer first—Will you do this full-time or as a side hustle? What should you charge? Do you have a portfolio to show off?
Working With Clients
Finding (and keeping) clients can feel like a never-ending game. Even if your work is stellar, you’ll want to sharpen your relationship skills to ensure your clients are happy and want to tell the world about how great you are.
Managing Your Finances
Taxes, cash flow, insurance—these aren’t the most exciting topics. And they’re usually not what you want to spend your energy on as a freelancer. But if your finances aren’t in good shape, you probably won’t be freelancing for very long. You need to set the stage for successful financial management.