The Advice For Going Freelance Is Very Consistent

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I caught wind of a friend making the transition from in-house designer to freelancer or proprietor of a small design studio and looking for advice. I’ve never truly done the freelance thing, so I outsourced the advice thing to y’all on Twitter. It’s surprising how consistent the advice is, when distilled.

Save money

Having savings and being careful about maintaining and growing it is a big theme. I imagine it’s a cashflow thing. Times can be fat. Times can be lean. Savings will get you through the lean times.

Charge more money

Do networking and build relationships

Get an accountant and think about taxes

Build clients while it’s not risky

Know that “design” is only part of the job

Wear Pants Sometimes


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