How to Quote Without Going Brokeby on 6 March 2014
I receive a lot of emails from new freelancers wondering how to cost projects profitably, how to set healthy margins... you know, all the stuff we don’t get taught in design school!
Sometimes we get too busy to handle a job ourselves, so we hire a design contractor to handle it for us. That’s a great position to be in, but not if you’re not charging enough...[read more...]
7 Things to Include in Your Web Design Contractsby Bianca Board on 28 February 2014
When you meet a client, it's usually at their most PASSIONATE, just when they’re about to start a new project or reinvigorate an old one. They believe in you, they trust you to bring their idea to life.
It’s a wonderful and creative time, and that’s GREAT, but the sad reality is that even the best relationship can go sour...[read more...]
5 Things to Ask Yourself to Avoid Design Meetings from Hellby Bianca Board on 20 February 2014
Now before I continue this article, I want to tell you loud and clear that I love my clients. Do you love your clients? Because I love mine.
They allow me to live the dream of being a truly independent designer!
Thanks to them I have flexible work hours, I can work where I want (no gray-walled offices for me!!!) and I can produce the designs I want to create.[read more...]
9 Free 'Non-Stock' Photos Sitesby Bianca Board on 7 January 2014
5 Time Management Tips For Creative Peopleby Bianca Board on 19 December 2013
I've already blogged about how I realised that my faulty mindset was the main reason why I wasn't achieving the success and freedom I’d hoped for. But there was one more hurdle to overcome: Time management!
Clearly with 20 staff members over Australia and a growing web design business I've cracked the time management thing (most days). So here's the top 5 tips I've learned...[read more...]
How to Improve Your Design Business By Asking Your Clients One Simple Questionby Bianca Board on 13 December 2013
Do you know what one of best ways you can improve yourself as a designer and the work you produce? Basically it’s by asking your biggest critics... your very own clients.
And I know... that is a really scary prospect. When the job is done and the money has passed hands, clients can become BRUTALLY honest.[read more...]
A Powerful Technique to Get Constructive Client Feedback the First Time [with FREE Download]by Bianca Board on 6 December 2013
6 Types of Time-Challenged Designers (& How To Overcome It)by on 29 November 2013
Now, I don’t want to brag, but I get a lot done. I’ve always been impatient and I want results yesterday so I push myself hard. I also make a habit of regularly apologising to my loved ones for the pace I sometimes set; but hey, it seems to be the mark of an entrepreneur in ‘hustle phase’, so kinda goes with the territory!
It wasn’t always like that, though. Once upon a time I struggled with getting stuff done, I struggled to carve enough time out of my day to work on my big goals and I felt like I was drowning under all the pressure. So, what changed?[read more...]