Yet Another Things to Do for Freelancers
A Presentation at Freedom of Sharing (FreSh) 4th.
November 28, 2008
flexibility is the ‘heart’ of freelancing. it is something which differentiate us with
big design/web agencies. it is our plus point. being a freelancer means being
able to be (reasonably) flexible.
know how you can sell
know WHAT you can sell and know HOW you can sell it
instead of selling a web design & development in one package, we can split it into creative idea and
graphic design, coding, development, database design, copywriting, photography, hosting, etc.
be responsive, fast if possible
sometimes (or most of the times), what client needs is simply our response. a short ‘ok, i’ll check it’
quick reply is better than a ten paragraphs detailed explanations email sent 2 days later.
generosity won’t kill you
give more and you will receive more. being (strategically) generous,
simple pro-bono works, small favors will give you an added-value to
the way you present yourself may differentiate between winning and losing a project. the way you
present your works may differentiate between one-time project and continuous relationship.
example of appropriate design
preview sent to the client compared
to the ‘paranoid-type’ one.
do fun things
do things which are fun for you. it helps you stay sane and
(who knows) might be useful for your work in the future.