Sam Ryan from Flocksy joins Jessica for a discussion about design service business models. Does competition in the design world exist? How many different types of models are there out there? There are many types of freelancers (design, web, writing, etc…) and we at Graphic Designer Podcast would love to hear from you. What is your business model like? Have you changed it? Do you feel affected by the changing tides in your respective industry?
Are you a freelancer thinking about making the switch back to a full time gig? You’re not alone. 2016 was a tough year for some in the creative industry. However, sometimes we realize that we’re just not ready for the the self-employed route. Not everyone is cut out for the freelance life and with the changes to our industry this past year, making the move back to a conventional job is a move many folks are choosing to make.
The year went by so fast and we worked on many things this last year. New creative projects and websites. New clients, small and large. Some projects got completed and came to an end. During the Winter break, we each took some time to make a list of their top 6 things that stood out as the biggest lessons they learned in 2015.
See the big fish? Take a breath. Let’s figure out how to hook it first.
It’s easy to want to devour that project the second you set your sites on it but often times, people forget they haven’t even been hired. There’s much to be done before getting hired, or even designing and coding a website for example.
Hurry up and Wait. Isn’t it frustrating when you send an estimate or proposal for a project that seemed like a rush, and then things sort of fall off the radar? There are all kinds of reasons for this but overall, many designs will call it the “Slow Client Syndrome”. … There’s more…