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tips for doing freelance administration
Freelance Diaries

Tips on doing admin (for freelancers)

If you’re a professional illustrator or designer, or have read one of my other posts, you know this: it’s not all just drawing and cutting and glueing. On average I spend 60-70% of my time on anything but illustrating. One of the tasks is…

18/07/2017
instant success as an illustrator
Freelance Diaries

Pills for instant success

This morning you woke up and you decided you want to be [insert dream-job]. Well, go to the shop and buy some instant-skill-pills and let’s get going! Order your new career and skills before 11 PM and get them delivered tomorrow. Uhm, right?!…

14/02/2017
Freelance Diaries Nederlands

NL / Gratis werken, exposure en pitches

Vorige week kon je lezen over je uurtarief bepalen als freelancer. Iets wat ook regelmatig ter sprake komt, is of het krijgen van ‘exposure’ een goede betaling is. En of het uitbetaalt om aan pitches mee te doen. En net zoals elke freelancer: ja,…

10/01/2017
Freelance Diaries Nederlands

NL / Auteursrecht en licenties

This post is in Dutch as it applies to the law in the Netherlands. I do not have knowledge in foreign laws unfortunately, and every country has their own laws. Sinds ik freelancer ben, krijg ik nogal eens de vraag hoe het zit met…

06/12/2016
three marketing p's
Freelance Diaries

Getting freelance jobs that fit you

This title might sound fancy eh? Maybe you’ll say: “Choosing jobs?! I’d be happy if I got handed one!”. But what I’ve learnt over the years is, is that the more picky you get with jobs, the better the assignments you get.…

22/11/2016
How to become an illustrator
Freelance Diaries

How to start an illustration career (part 1)

Being an illustrator is a hot job: everybody wants to be an illustrator these days. It sounds romantic, iddylic almost. Drawing and painting all day every day. And when you got the skills to create a beautiful drawing, why not make this your full-time…

25/10/2016