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Crucial Personal Branding Strategies for Beginners

If you’re a freelancer, then you know how important it is to build your brand. If you haven’t started just yet, no worries, you want to take your time and do it right so you’ll able to get the best jobs, the best clients, and the biggest payouts.

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How to Get More Exposure for Your Design Work

Getting exposure for your design work is absolutely critical to building a successful business. Experience equals trust, so building your rep and doing it the right way is essential. We have outlined the following tips and tricks that will help you in building your reputation and business. Let’s dive in.

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How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

There is so much competition on the Internet, that it might be a little harder than it seems to find people to follow your work. That’s okay though, there are steps you can take to turn your business around and build a following that will increase your sales and get people talking, sharing, and absolutely loving your work. Today we will take a look at how you can grow your audience as a designer. You know your work is good, so should everyone else.

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Free Download: 55 Crystalized Backgrounds For Your Projects

I recently created some custom backgrounds and decided to share them with you. This free download contains 55 high quality crystalized backgrounds. Each file is 2880 × 1800 pixels and is 300 DPI.

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30 Examples of Packaging Designs that Scream “Buy Me!”

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Let’s get one thing straight. Packaging design is very important, whether you like to admit it or not.

With tons of different products available to the average consumer, companies are constantly fighting each other to get your dollar. From pricing gimmicks to product placement, food companies are trying to get a leg up on the other guy each and every way possible.

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Understanding Trust: What it is and How to Build it

Trust is defined as a position of obligation, and that couldn’t be more important in a business setting in where you have an obligation to your employees and your coworkers. When you have a position in which you are in charge of a team, company or have to make important business decisions, trust is vital to your success.

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8 Photographs to Take Before You Die

It might be a dream of yours to tour Europe or sing the national anthem at the Superbowl. But whether or not you have an actual bucket list written down, you should have a separate “bucket list” of photographs you want to take before you leave.

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Creative Customer Service Email Tips: How to Make Sure Your Emails Are Not Misinterpreted

The importance of customer service is growing as is the amount of online customer service happening over email. Email communication makes it harder to delivery an excellent customer service experience simply because the customer can easily misinterpret even the best intentions. If you follow these 6 guidelines, you can better communicate with customers through email and clearly deliver excellent customer service.

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45 Creative Gig Poster Designs

If you didn’t know by now, gig poster collecting started out in the 60′s and the tradition is still going strong today. In fact, the community is bigger that ever. Indie music fanatics around the world have turned into collectors. This isn’t some small fad or trend, there are entire online communities/marketplaces solely dedicated to buying and selling custom gig posters.

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How to Create a Stellar “About Us” Page

There is no better way to introduce yourself and your company to potential clients than to produce a stellar “About Us” page. This is the place where you sell your company on a person-to-person basis, and where to illustrate the pride and expertise you bring to your field. The product or service you’re selling is the tool by which success is made. But the people who work at the company are the heroes of the “About Us” page.

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Contracts and Documents: Free Legal Resources for Freelancers

We all know that sometimes it’s tough when employers refuse to pay you, claim your work, and ask you to go far and beyond what your initial job entailed. So, what can we do to protect ourselves from scams, terrible employers and other annoyances while we are just trying to make a living?

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Top 5 Tips to Open a Killer Presentation

Imagine this – you are all set. The audience is settled and silent. You switch on the screen and stare at the projector for a split second. There, in that split second, you panic.

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How to Increase Conversion Rates with Tactical Typography

Most marketers know by now that increasing conversion rates is an entire branch of science itself.

Getting to the bottom of which presentation techniques and graphic design elements actually have a measurable influence on customer behavior has become something of a Holy Grail-type quest.

Thankfully, there are only so many variables to try. Here we’ll take a look at one of them – typography – and examine what you can do to take advantage of its flexibility.

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How to Make the Move into Freelancing

If you’ve been working for awhile and feel the need for a change, you should considering taking a shot at freelancing. Almost everyone that I know has thought, at one time or another, about working independently. Some have a passion that they want to develop while others dream of being able to use their work time creatively.

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Don‘t Work More, Just Do More!

Productivity is a frightening word for many people. If you asked somebody, what PRODUCTIVITY is associated with, you would probably get these false answers; longer work hours, banned coffee breaks, no social networking while working, etc. This false dichotomy is too rampant in our society.

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