One of the greatest perks of designing from home is being able to adjust your work hours. We all know that being creative isn’t something you can just turn on with a punch clock. Inspiration can sometimes be fleeting. It can hit you at the strangest times and if you’re anything like me, you can’t just put it off. When an idea hits me I need my mouse and keyboard to get it down as soon as I can. If that’s not possible, a pencil and paper will often do until I can get to my computer.
One of the hardest decisions we make as designers is how much to charge for our services. I can’t tell you how much your design rate should be. Only you can decide what your worth. You need to base your prices on Location, skills, experience, equipment, overhead and many more factors. Eventually you’ll come up with a rate. It’s probably too low, but it’s a start.
Over the years I’ve used different marketing methods to attract business. Here, in no particular order, are ten that have helped me attract design clients.