Tag Archives: Freelancers

The Logo Design Price Debate: An Experiment that will Make Some Angry

You get what you pay for, right? Well, there are plenty who do not agree with that sentiment or model, and aspire to provide quality and affordability. I’m a seasoned professional; I provide quality work; I don’t charge exorbitant fees; I’ve had hundreds of satisfied clients over the past decade, and have remained successfully self-employed […]

9-5 vs Self-employment

I designed the above graph more as an anecdotal thought experiment as opposed to an accurate analysis based on any sort of available research or data. But, I feel it fairly and accurately makes the point of what I and many other self-employed professionals go through. Of course, there are certainly outliers on both sides […]

No More Fragmentation and Compromise for Digital Creators

Most of my ideas/projects/inventions/companies (whatever you want to call them) come from a place of wanting to solve a problem, counter something I think is wrong, address an annoyance or pet peeve I have, or stick it to “the man” or the way things are “suppose to be.” Sometimes, they’re just for fun. But, I […]

craigslist — Still Crazy After All These Years

Within the last year I’ve started browsing craigslist for projects again, along with all of its eccentricities and flaky users, it is still one of the best places to find work. Recently, I applied for a logo design project and here was the reply I got: “I appreciate you taking to time to consider my […]

Education vs Experience

UPDATE — I’d like to quickly create a preamble for the point I’m trying to convey. I’m in no way, shape, or form attempting to bash or dissuade people from going to college. This isn’t an examination of college education itself. What I’m really addressing is the faulty societal views that some people have of […]

Web: A Needle in a Haystack Industry

The web is a truly unstoppable industry, growing exponentially and completely unaffected (in my opinion) by the economy like other tangible industries, construction and real estate for example. It’s a global community with little to no overhead. It’s never mattered how any specific city, state, country, or even continent is doing, because I’ve reached them […]

Professionalism

I’ve been a web pro for about 7 years now. I’ve come a long way in that time, but there is still a long way to go in maturing and wisdom. I’ll share with you my findings and hopefully get some feedback from other professionals on how they handle the day-to-day. Rule #1: Keep your […]

Freelancers: Learning to Say “No”

If you’re like me, when you first started out (or if you are just starting out now), we took on many less than desirable projects to keep food on the table. Well, once you’ve put in a few years, you’re going to have to learn to say “No” to projects you don’t want to take […]