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10 Useful Design Blogs Every Freelance Logo Designer Should Read

Staying updated on the latest news, trends, and topics related to your industry is an important part of being a freelancer.

This is especially true for logo designers as the design industry is a constantly changing space. New design trends, strategies, and concepts come out almost every day in the world of design.

As a logo designer, it’s part of your job to stay up to date on these topics because your career depends on them. One of the best ways to do that is to follow and read blogs in your niche.

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How To Respond To Criticism & Negative Feedback From Clients (+ Examples)

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When talking about freelancing, most people immediately think of easy work.

Over-exaggerated YouTube videos and Instagram lifestyle posts make it seem like freelancing is all about counting money while relaxing on a beach.

But, the truth is, things don’t always go according to plan.

Sometimes (or most of the time) clients come screaming at you with criticism or negative feedback.

Whether you’re a veteran freelancer or beginner, it’s always better to be prepared to work with such angry clients.

In this post, I’m sharing a few tips you can use to respond to negative feedback and criticism from clients.

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10 Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being Self-Employed

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Freelancing and being self-employed is not as glamorous as most people make it out to be. It comes with both advantages and disadvantages.

If you’re thinking about getting started in freelancing or going back to a day job after struggling with freelancing, give this post a read for a list of pros and cons of being self-employed. Hopefully, this list will help you make a decision.

If you’ve seen pictures of digital nomads traveling around the world living a laptop lifestyle. Or Facebook posts saying freelancing is a lonely road. Let me reassure you, it’s all true.

Freelancing comes with many benefits and also downsides. However, I see it as a healthy balance of both. It’s certainly much better than the downsides of working at a day job. Here’s why.

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What Is An Invoice & How To Create One (+ Free Template)

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You’ve just completed your first client project.

And the client has asked you to send an invoice.

Now you’re probably wondering what’s an invoice? Are you supposed to get one from a bookshop? Or how do you create an invoice that looks professional?

Well, if you’re asking these same questions, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.

When I first started working with clients directly without using any freelance marketplaces, I was also faced with the same dilemma.

Since freelance marketplaces don’t require you to send invoices to clients, I had no idea what they were or how to create them.

In this guide, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about using and generating invoices. I also made a free invoice template for freelancers. You can download it too. So keep reading.

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10 Best Books For Freelancers To Level Up Your Career

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Reading books is one of my favorite things to do every day.

This habit of reading is what contributed the most to help me become a freelance writer. I wouldn’t be here writing this article if it weren’t for books.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Here in Sri Lanka, we speak the Sinhalese language, which is only used in our country. So we have some limitations when it comes to books written in our language.

As you can imagine, learning English changed my whole perspective on everything. It opened up so many doors and allowed me to learn from the greatest people around the world.

Today, I want to share with you some of the best books for freelancers that played a key role in my freelance career.

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How To Build Trust & Relationships With Clients: 8 Tips For Freelancers

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Building rapport (or a close relationship) with clients is one of the most rewarding things you can do to pave the road toward a successful freelance career.

When you have a close professional relationship with your clients, it’s easier to work on projects, it’s easier to understand their needs, and it’s easier to deliver projects that meet their expectations.

More importantly, it helps you to build trust and get more work from the same client for long periods of time.

I’ve been working with this one client for over 5 years. One time, I actually tried to leave his company to work for a different company but he didn’t let me.

Because we have a close yet professional relationship. And he knows that kind of relationship takes a lot of work and time to develop with another freelancer.

That’s just one example of how incredibly rewarding it can be to have a good relationship with your clients. It’s a surefire way to get repeat clients too.

If you also want to have that kind of relationship with your clients, follow these tips and learn how to build rapport with clients.

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