Lately working as a freelance has become important in the labor market since this is one of the most common ways in which graphic designers work when they want to start their careers as professionals.
However, sometimes mistakes may be made that affect development in the area due to lack of experience since at first we usually do not have someone to guide us, much less a manual on how to start such work.
For this reason, in this article, we will teach you seven aspects that you should avoid so that you succeed as a freelance.
Lack Of Proper Communication With Customers
This can be considered as one of the most common mistakes that a designer presents; Telephone calls and e-mails should be essential when it comes to knowing what needs the client has and what their preferences are, not forgetting that a personal meeting would be the most appropriate to obtain the best details.
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Say YES to anything
Despite wanting to impress customers by saying YES to everything, we must remember that this can lead us to face a high amount of tasks that we may not be able to complete in the time required by the client. This is why we must accept the work with which we feel comfortable.
Do Not Draw Us A Work Schedule
Although we work from home, it is necessary that we trace a good schedule that helps us to be organized in order to give importance to urgent work. On the other hand, if we maintain a set time for each assignment, we can rest and take more leisure time.
Do Not Charge Enough
The fact that we charge a price well below what it really deserves makes the image of our work is of very poor quality or considered as a cheap work. Despite wanting to win customers, we should not lower prices or give away work. Rather, let’s focus on calculating a fair price that values our work.
Charge Per Hour
The ideal is to charge for each project and not for the time we dedicate to each one; in turn, we must take the time necessary to perform a task.
Do Not Do The Job
When signing a contract, we must remember that we are gaining the trust of the client; that is why we must make every effort to comply. If we do not do this, we will carve a bad image in front of the client.
Work Without Interest
Many reflect disinterest after having signed the contract and invest time in unimportant things like browsing other leisure sites. Although we have the opportunity to choose the time we are going to invest, we must give our jobs the highest priority.
These are some of the most common mistakes that are usually made as a freelance designer, and we hope you take note of them so that you try to avoid them and thus be able to have better development and be a better designer.