Freelance

First Year Freelancing Lessons

6 Lessons from my First Year Freelancing

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Today marks the first year of Avid Creative – Whoo Hoo! Also the one year anniversary of my going full-time freelance, aka the birth of Avid Creative. What a year! Let me tell you.

It is always a little tough making that first jump — that may be an understatement to some, it can be daunting really. You may have a full time job, you do not feel satisfied with where you are what your doing or just really have an entrepreneurial itch. That was definitely my case!

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Finding freelance work through Head Hunters

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When your just starting out, it may be a little tough getting clients running to your door. One helpful resource is to be established with creative head hunters. They will get you in touch with larger clients which in-turn can become contacts and references down the road. Not to mention you can build really great portfolio pieces and experience.

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Top 6 Freelance Design Books

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I don’t know about you but I love reading about other freelancers, best practices for freelancers and anything freelance related because I can not only relate, but learn as much as I can about being a freelance designer – sounds almost cultish. So here is a little list of my top picks of freelance books that I own and feel are a great resources for any freelance designer.

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