Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenges freelancers face with agencies, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
There are three common problems freelancers experience when working with…agencies as opposed to working directly with clients.…It's aggravating when an agency asked for your availability and then doesn't…commit to the time you've kept open.…It's often a hurry-up and wait scenario.…Try to be accommodating but not at your expense.…Of course, the circumstances of each situation will be different, but it's…usually a matter of keeping the communication clear.…If another offer comes up, check with the original agency to see if they can…make up their minds.…
It's a courtesy to let them know that you've had to move on to another project.…Often times, agencies hire freelancers because they're so busy they can't…even think straight.…They get you working on a project without giving you crucial details that will…help you focus on your efforts.…They just don't have the time to properly convey the information or…provide supervision.…As a freelancer, you'll gain more experience to know whether you actually have…
- What is a freelancer?
- Tracking expenses
- Paying taxes
- Understanding business licenses
- Creating contracts and invoices
- Preparing, transferring, and storing files
- Tracking billing and payments
- Managing your work-life balance
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Appropriate for all
1. What Is a Freelancer?
3. Agreements and Contracts
4. Professional Practice
5. Organization and Getting Paid
Creating past-due notices2m 47s
6. Long-Term Success Strategies
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