Freelance Tips Motion Design Los Angeles

Advice on things to do and avoid as a freelance designer. How to not get taken advantage of by companies that book you. How to get consistent work and modulate feast or famine cycle associated with being a freelancer.

04:50 Basic terminology. What’s a day rate mean? How many hours should I expect to work?
05:40 What’s your rate? Get used to saying it. Say it with confidence.
06:48 How much work is expected of you for the rate? Under promise and over deliver to ensure future bookings. Be careful about over pricing yourself.
08:20 Clarify terms to avoid conflict later on.
10:25 Getting paid in a reasonable amount of time.
11:10 Being conflict adverse opens you up to be taken advantage of.
12:20 Why are companies late in paying?
13:40 Trust your gut. If you don’t have a good feeling about a company, don’t take the booking.
14:30 What you should do if you are in demand as freelancer.
16:20 What are the differences between “hold, book and challenge”?
19:20 What about cancellations? How should I handle that?

Julia Wright

Angie Son

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