Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Why agencies and clients hire freelancers, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
Let's review the main reasons clients hire freelancers.…One of the most common reasons is to provide a specialized skill that employees…of the firm are unable to do, or do as well.…Freelancers with specialized skills are usually able to charge a premium for…what they do, as they are the experts.…Another reason is to help with overflow work.…In this instance, you will be doing what the agency does already.…The agency may not be confident the amount of overflow work will continue long…enough to support a full-time staff member.…
Starting out, it's tough for young designers to command high fees, but bringing…in fresh ideas at bargain prices can get your foot in the door.…Many times agencies hire freelancers for their unique perspective and…non-traditional ideas.…If you're hired to do overflow work, you could be in a great position to wow…them with your skills.…With proper preparation and positioning, you could pivot from just overflow work…to more lucrative and creative work.…Years ago, I asked a wise and respected colleague for advice about being a…
- 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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