The newbie freelancer guide: 10 tips to start out as a freelancer

September 2, 2009 • By

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.