Archiv für August, 2010


written by DzineBlog

Recently I asked readers How Designers Get More Referrals and in the comment form you can see some designers shared their experiences. As a designer working freelance or running your own design business, your success significantly, or sometimes solely, on how effectively you get more design clients. This is one of the hardest challenges a freelance designer faces, and it’s even harder than the actual design work. And it’s not enough to get one client at a time. The real goal is to get more design clients that your schedule is all filled up. Remember that as a freelancer, each time your schedule has an empty spot, you’re losing potential income.

There are two types of clients you should generate business from: existing clients and new clients. Now, the ways to getting business from these two types of clients are different. Tomorrow I will discuss how to get more design clients from new clients.

Here are some effective tips on how to get more design clients from existing clients:

Surely you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule. Let us brush up on this rule, shall we? The 80/20 rule says that 80% of your business is generated from 20% of your customer base. This 20% is made up of your existing clients. These are clients who just keep on coming back for more and gives you continuous projects. So before you go out and look for new clients, make sure to pay attention to clients you do already have.

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Reminding Yourself That You Love What You Do

Veröffentlicht: August 10, 2010 in About Webdesign, All About
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In unserer heutigen schnell lebigen Zeit, welche stark durch Computer und das Internet geprägt ist, kann es schon mal vorkommen, dass Menschen die in Branchen wie Webdesign, Grafikdesign etc. arbeiten aufgrund der vielen Veränderungen und des stressigen Geschäftes, schon mal die Lust auf ihre eigentlich so sehr geliebte Arbeit verlieren.

Rosston Meyer von sixrevisions.com, hat einen sehr guten Artikel darüber verfasst, wie man diesem erfolgreich entgegen wirken kann und was man tun kann, um wieder Freude an seiner Arbeit zu verspüren.

Hier ein kleiner Ausschnitt:

Reminding Yourself That You Love What You Do

Reminding yourself that you love what you do is an important part of keeping your mind and your work fresh. As creative professionals, it’s easy to get caught up in the business end of things and not actually spending much time doing anything for ourselves. If you are freelancing or working at an agency, it’s important to have something in your pipeline that’s done just for the fun of it.

The first thing to do is look back at your motivation for getting started in this profession in the first place. Why’d you start doing this, anyway?

Each of us has different reasons for doing what we’re doing. Maybe you went to school for design, turned a hobby into a career, or started out in email marketing and somehow ended up doing UIs for iPhone apps.

No matter what your history is, there’s something that attracted you to what you do — and that’s exactly what you should revisit. In this article, I’ll be talking about working on personal projects for the purpose of reenergizing your enthusiasm for your work.

Read the whole article on sixrevisions.com