6 Qualities of Good Clients

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As a freelancer it is inevitable that you will encounter all kinds of clients to work with. To me it’s one of the best things about being a freelancer, getting to know people and helping them solve their problems is a very rewarding experience. While most of the time the end of a project results in two happy parties it is inevitable that sooner or later every freelancer will run into a client that makes a project feel like pulling teeth.

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Twitter World: You are BORING me!

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With my first tweet coming in August of 2009 I admit that I arrived to the Twitter scene much later than I should have. But in little more than half a year I have already started to become pretty bored with the service overall. Unfortunately it is not due to the core mechanics of Twitter or the idea behind it, instead the community of tweeters that I follow are simply boring me to tears. Why? Because they are using a Social Networking tool to be Anti-social, and that’s just frustrating!

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Skill Sets vs. Social Networks

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As a freelance designer I spend plenty of time reading posts and articles about how to best serve current or potential clients. I find that soaking up the wisdom of great designers matches beautifully with my charming demeanor and humble nature resulting in the happiest clients on the internet. One topic I have observed a divide in, is how to best serve a client who has a project that requires more than one skill set ( whether they know it or not). To me there are 2 solutions to this problem.

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Freelancing in an Economic Downturn

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Whether you call it a recession, depression or apocalypse, financial downturns are something that every economy and every business must deal with from time to time. While recessions are generally met with a lot of gloom and doom forecasting the collapse of business as we know it, they do provide some unique opportunities for making money as well. If you are reading this from a country that is currently sitting high on the money bubble don’t worry! It is quite simply inevitable that your economy too will someday take a turn for the worse. Good thing you will already have the advice needed to be prepared!

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Free Web Browser Icon Set

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I was looking around at icon sets today and having trouble finding a good set that had logos for all of the different web browsers out there. So my solution was to make my own! Download the free icon set after the jump.

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