When you are starting out as a freelancer there are so many new things to learn, while you are perhaps or hopefully skilled at what you are offering there are many ways in which your new freelance career can become a burden really quickly. In this article we have made a list of 10 mistakes and pitfalls you need to avoid when starting out as a freelancer.
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Starting out as a freelancer can be quite tough, especially in these rough economic times. If you are going to take your chance anyway, you should take a look at the following advice.
1. Build yourself a solid portfolio
You are not going to convince anyone to work with you if your prospects can’t see what you are capable of. Of course if you are starting out right after design school you may not have so much real-life work to show, in that case don’t be afraid to put your school and personal projects in the portfolio. Also don’t forget that the portfolio design itself can be what convinces the client to work with you.