Why Every Creative Should Keep A Blog

Why Every Creative Should Keep A Blog

All creative individuals want their work to be seen on a regular basis, and be recognised for their creative talents. This is the case for all creative pursuits, whether you’re a freelancer, student or professional, it is key that you keep a blog of your own work. We will be discussing why this is important and why keeping a blog can benefit you, your skills and your work’s exposure. So Why Should I Start A Blog Its paramount that you get your creative pursuits ‘out there’ for people to...

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What Should Go On My Business Card?

Business Card Advice

A business card is an essential piece of kit that could get you noticed from the crowd, for it can attract potential clients to look at your work further, and get them interested in you and your line of work. Whatever industry your in, it’s always important to have a well designed and thought out business card, that is easy to read and discover what you do. It reflects you and your companies brand, so it’s design needs to be thought about in detail. This is all well and...

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Increase Traffic To Your Portfolio

Increase Traffic To Your Portfolio

There are hundreds of blogs and eBooks out there that describe ways of gaining more traffic but none (that we could find), give you the information and tips on increasing more traffic to your portfolio! The blog posts which we found were too generic and none told you about targeting traffic to your portfolio, which a lot of creatives crave. It may be because it’s often considered hard to obtain traffic to portfolios as they normally lack keyword rich content, as it’s mainly images. Without relevant engaging content (we’re...

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Does Your Portfolio Turn Away Potential Clients – Freelancer’s Fortnight

Does your portfolio turn away potential clients?

A freelancer’s portfolio, psychical and online, is the most valuable thing for a freelancer. It’s what clients want to see, and what is a part of you and your brand identity. But do you feel that your portfolio just isn’t cutting it? It could be your getting the wrong sort of work or work you don’t like doing, and want a change? Let’s outline some common portfolio pitfalls, what types of work should be there and how much to add. If you’re reading this and you don’t have a...

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Become A Freelance Master – Freelancer’s Fortnight

Become a Freelance Master

To put it simply, become amazing at something. If you’re a graphic designer focus on a particular area, maybe logo design? If you’re a Photographer, focus on sports photography? Web developer, focus on PHP development. Becoming a master within a particular field makes you the expert. Someone who people can rely on to get the job done. Someone client’s feel comfortable giving you repeat business. It doesn’t restrict other work opportunities but will allow you to broaden your client base. You could even take it a step further, being...

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Why Freelancer’s Need A Personal Website – Freelancer’s Fortnight

Why freelancer's need a personal website

If you missed the first post from the freelancer’s fortnight series don’t worry, check out broaden your client base if you want a good insight into expanding your client base. Our next freelancer tip outlines why it is imperative to have your own personal website that you fully control. We’ll explain why investing time into designing a personal website can be beneficial to freelancers and give our opinion on why social media accounts aren’t enough anymore. So why should you have your own personal website or portfolio? Let us...

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Broaden your Client Base – Freelancer’s Fortnight

Broaden your client base

We’ve setup a freelancer’s fortnight series were we’ll share essential freelancing tips on how to stand up, stand out and make the most of your freelancing career. We’ve called it freelancer’s fortnight because if you haven’t guessed, we will feature 14 tips within this series. All the tips featured are specific to designers, artists and developers, but a lot of the stuff we will cover can be used in other freelancing areas. The tips and tricks we’ll discuss are purposely broken down into smaller specific areas so it’s easier...

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How To Copy A Layer To Another Document In Photoshop

Copying a New Layer

Copying layers from one document to another in Photoshop is very simple when you know how. The traditional copy + paste however doesn’t work in this situation, so how do you copy layers? These techniques are real time-savers, which has an added bonus, they ensure your layer styles (if any) are maintained in the new layer. There are a few ways to copy a layer so pick the method, which you find easiest to follow and apply it to your way of working. We hope you enjoy this tutorial,...

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Freelance Tips for Designers: Invoicing & Getting Paid

Freelance tips for designers - invoicing

At some point in your freelance career you will become stuck with a particular client who pays extremely late or not at all. Every freelancer will be able to tell you a horror story regarding payment for the work they’ve started or completed. It will at some point happen to you, so what things can you do to ensure it’s less frequent? Over the next few months we are going to cover some essential freelancing tips specifically for designers. Most of the information covered in these blog posts will...

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5 Essential Artist Tips To Sell More T-shirts

5 Essential Artist Tips to Sell More T-shirts

Cutting it as a successful t-shirt designer can take many years of hard work and continuous exploration of ideas and concepts, some of your fans will love what you do and others might not. Not only have you got the task of getting your name out there but getting your t-shirt ideas in front of people can be another struggle. Your designs need to be captivating and ultimately look awesome on t-shirts before you can start telling everyone you know about your latest t-shirt design. But here are a...

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