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Clemens has been kind enough to design a Twitter profile for FSw where you can see all our new articles as they’re published. Follow us here!
Anthony at Positive Space gives us ‘Design Processes & Why Every Designer Needs One‘. Truly a great read for any web-designer or even freelancers working in other fields.
If you’re a designer, this post by Bill at GoMediaZine titled ‘Accountants, lawyers, and doctors, oh my! A designer’s guide to business‘ should definitely be in your bookmarks. A must read!
The Outlaw Design Blog has two great posts for freelancers: what Fight Club teaches us about freelancing and a pre-design questionnaire you can use for your web design projects.
Freelancer’s Lament is a new blog dealing with freelancing, particularly freelancing in the world of publishing.
Jeremy asks ‘How has becoming a designer/blogger/writer changed you?‘ – I’m sure it changed you in many ways! Now what’s that font they use in that logo?
Sta.rtUp.Biz is a social network for small business owners.
HomeWorker magazine has just launched and is available as a PDF download at £4.99 per issue.
Do you remember your first freelance gig? How was it? Tracey wrote ‘How Inexperience can teach you about Design‘.
NorthxEast have compiled a list of the 50 most influential female bloggers and myself and your real favorite, Cyan, made the list. Yay!
What to do to avoid getting ripped off? That’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point in our freelancing career. Lois, at FreelanceFolder gives some great tips on the topic.
Freelance Depot allows freelancers to gain exposure for their portfolios for free.
Pamela at Escape from Corporate America wrote an excellent post about getting started in freelancing or consulting. If you’re thinking of making the switch, this post is a must-read.
Here’s a great guide on finding graphic design jobs online with resources and links to job boards, networking sites and forums. Great resource.
Ever thought about using Craigslist to find freelance jobs but wanted an easy way to pick out telecommuter jobs without searching for hours? Now you’ve got it.
GoBootstrap offers simple online book-keeping software you can use for free.
Working on your own projects and designing your own site can be a daunting task! David gives us ‘Why are designers never 100% satisfied?‘
Here’s a great post by Adrian at Rubiqube titled’ Being a Freelancer: Part 1 – The Wannabe Perception‘, shedding some light on what freelancing is really about.
The Writer’s Center (DC Metro area) is currently offering a course in freelancing. Elaina Loveland (accomplished freelancer and editor) is teaching “Freelancing for Magazines” which will teach participants how to research paying magazine markets, how to write query letters that work and get an assignment, and how to finish the article for publication in magazines. This class has two sessions, August 12 and August 18 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. More information is available at www.writer.org.