Last week I wrote about the need for inexperienced freelancers to gain confidence in themselves and their work, and in that post I mentioned that I think it's a good idea for freelancers to start out part-time so they can maintain a full-time job while getting their feet wet. This is the approach that I took, and the problem is that it's hard to know when and how to make the jump to full-time freelancing. I'd like to share some thoughts based on my own experience that I think will be helpful for those who are freelancing part-time and are hoping to go full-time at some point.
Articles about running a design business.
Regardless of how much we like or dislike the requirements of the business side of our work, running an efficient and legitimate business is essential. While some freelancers have more of an entrepreneurial nature than others, there are plenty of lessons to be learned by all. Whether you freelance part-time or full-time, paying attention to the lessons that you're learning will drastically improve your chances of success.
WordPress's CMS capabilities make it an ideal platform for designers who want to display their portfolio and/or maintain a blog. There are an increasing number of themes that have been developed specifically for this purpose, some free and some premium. Here is a look at 15 of the current choices.