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03 May

Freelance Rate for Graphic Designers

How do I set my rate as a freelance graphic designer? I don’t like vagueries. I like to give hard answers. This can be difficult to do with rate because there are so many variables. Still, I find the reason most people don’t want to give hard numbers is that they don’t want to be wrong. I..

24 Apr

Government Compliance

The usual disclaimer: I’m not an attorney. This article should not be considered legal advice.   At a federal level, there is nothing you need to do to claim that you are in business. Congratulations! You’re a business. And on a local level becoming compliant is typically easier and more intuitive than people usually assume...

17 Apr

I Don’t Give a Shit About Your Drone

Every time I put up a job listing for a camera operator (which, since hiring is a huge part of my job, is very often) there is at least one person who responds including details about their drone. In a certain way, this makes sense. Drone licenses are very hard to get so drone operators..

12 Apr

How to Start a Freelance Business

How do I Start a Freelance Business? What a coincidence! I have an entire course on this question. It’s almost as if I heard this question a ton and created an educational product that could give a detailed, satisfactory answer. And there is a lot to learn, but for the purposes of this article, I’m..

03 Apr

How to Get Paid When Your Client Stiffs You

This article was written by Steve Pomerantz of Freelance Collection.   Chasing down a client over a late payment is one of the most unpleasant parts about being a freelancer, but you’re unlikely to avoid it. Unfortunately, being stiffed has become a right of passage in the freelance world. Over 70% of freelancers have issues..