The Never Ending Project: How to Prevent Scope Creep

Have you ever worked on a project that would… not… end!? Me, too. Poorly organized fixed-rate projects quickly turn into hourly-rate eating monsters that even Falkor couldn’t save you from. What is Scope Creep? Scope Creep is any work requested by the client that isn’t included within your original agreement. It can happen at any…More

How much should I charge as a new freelancer getting started?

This is the first article in a new category I’m starting for my blog: Reader Questions. I’ll be answering questions that I’m often asked by young designers just starting out in their careers. If you have questions about freelancing, graphic design, web design, or anything really, I’ll do my best to find the answer for…More

Why freelancers should use digital contracts with esignatures

  Word of mouth agreements are too risky There is no reason to waste time and money by running your business on word-of-mouth agreements. The risk is too high, and the cost of integrating contracts into your business is getting lower everyday. I use a simple PDF e-signature contract that is sent to the client…More