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
etsy shopping
Personal

Doing some Etsy shopping

sponsored post A while ago I got an email from Anna from Etsy, if I was interested in doing a portrait-drawing session for the EtsyNL launch in Haarlem. Of course I was! As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, I got to…

13/12/2016
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
rejection illustration
Motivation

Rejection is part of the deal

Something weird happened. Well, weird… I found the coincidence remarkable. This morning I was typing my weekly blog post. I had a topic in mind but decided to write from my heart. Before I knew it I was typing the story of how I…

18/10/2016
Marloes De Vries blog
Personal

Doing what makes you happy

Today I found a letter I wrote to myself exactly three years ago. I posted in on Facebook and after that someone asked me to translate it to English to have it published on a blog. Three years have gone by and things have…

12/10/2016