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How to Induce Creative Thought in Your Environment

By Cristina Mendonca on Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There are few things that students, creative types, and professionals alike love more than a place where they can create effective, beautiful content and inspired strategies. While some people are most creative at a coffee shop, at home or in a sunlit park, most people are unable to stay in their preferred creative space for prolonged periods of time and, as a consequence, end up with results that don’t meet standards. Additionally, because creative spaces are largely decided by individual preference, there is no single space that works best to get the creative juices flowing.

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Topics: Tips for the Creative Freelancer

Tips for Developing an Online Creative Portfolio

By Bill Neville on Jun 9, 2016 12:39:44 PM

Where can I see samples of your work?

 

If your answer to this question sounds something like this:

 

Well, I designed a site you can view at this link. Here’s another link to an article I wrote, if you scroll down to the bottom. Oh, and I’ve attached a couple of PDFs of illustrations I made…

 

Then you need some portfolio help.

 

You don’t want to send potential clients on a wild chase all over the world wide web to track down samples of your work – that’s your job. Having a solid, centralized body of your best work at the ready is imperative in the competitive world of creative freelancing. Here are some tips for developing an online creative portfolio that might land you your next gig.

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Topics: Tips for the Creative Freelancer

6 Side Skills Every Freelancer Should Master in 2016

By Herb Tieger on May 10, 2016 7:18:43 AM

The work of a creative freelancer doesn’t pause in between projects — instead, that’s the perfect time to cultivate skills that will make you a more desirable candidate for your next job. Here are six skills to focus on this year.

 

Negotiating the right pay

Sometimes the pay is set in stone when you accept a project. But many times there is room to suggest or negotiate a rate, which can be nerve-wracking; you want to snag a high rate, but you don’t want a potential employer to bail.

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Topics: Tips for the Creative Freelancer

9 Exercises to Wake Up Your Creative Mind

By Cristina Mendonca on Apr 3, 2016 6:21:12 AM

The creative mind can be fickle—some days the ideas flow and some days it feels as if you’re unable to produce anything. This can be a frightening experience for the freelance designer or writer, whose livelihood is dependent upon abundant creative energy.

 

Stuck in a rut? Here are nine exercises to help wake up the creative mind when things just don’t seem to want to move.

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Topics: Tips for the Creative Freelancer

Tax Tips for the Creative Freelancer

By Brianne Bailey on Mar 29, 2016 12:41:43 PM

Tax season can be a time of straight-up panic for the freelance professional, whose financial situation is never as straightforward as a typical full-time employee. Follow our tips for a stress-free filing experience.

 

Preparing to file your taxes

First, figure out realistically whether you can do your taxes yourself or not. There are plenty of online programs that walk you step-by-step through the process of filing, and they’re incredibly cheap (and sometimes free).

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Topics: Tips for the Creative Freelancer

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