Thinking of going freelance/contracted, any advice?

over 5 years ago from James Storer, UI Designer at blinkbox

  • Kevin Brennan, over 5 years ago

    Motiv has a pretty great little calculator for seeing what your Freelance rate should be:

    My suggestion would be to place your billable time to around 60-70% of your hours in the day. You'll be spending time on the day-to-day of your business. Invoicing. Answering emails. Phone calls. etc.

    When you start out on your own, let every friend and relation know what you're doing. Send them a link to your website and let them know you're accepting clients. You'll get most of your initial work from referrals and past co-workers/employers. From there hopefully it's all word of mouth on the quality of your work.

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