Hilde Torbjornsen

A girl with passion for design, photography, business planning, freelancing, inspirational art and Photoshop/Illustrator. She runs the website Designer77 and you can follow her on twitter here: @Hildy77

7 Great Tips for Attracting New Clients

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At various point of running our businesses as designers we need to find ways of attracting new clients. This could be because we’re having a dry period, recently after we’ve started up the business, – or because we have spare time due to loosing current projects. The reasons for needing new clients can be many and the ways to get more of them are numerous.

In this article we’ll give you some simple ideas on what you can do. There are tips here for both freelancers and business owners.

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Why Collaborating with Other Freelancers Can be a Great Idea

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Being a freelancer is a great way to work for a lot of designers and creatives. To be able to give your clients the best possible package though, you may have to look at doing things a bit differently. By considering to collaborate with other freelancers, you’ll have an even better chance to offer something great, along with getting more social in a job that often is quite lonely. Here are some of the reasons why working with others can be a great idea!

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Things To consider before going International as a Freelancer

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Whether you’re a new freelancer, an employee considering to go freelance or an established freelancer in your country – this article can prove useful to you. Being a freelancer in your home region or native country is one thing. Succeeding internationally can give you many extra things to have to take care of. In this article you will get some tips on how to approach this.

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40 Super-Cool Infographics You Absolutely Have To See

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Infographics can be a great source for learning new facts and getting design inspiration. I even know several web designers who frequently make infographics to practice some skills. In this article we’ll be having a look at a great collection of these that you definitely should see! Here’s something for everyone.

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How to Make a Successful Transition from Employee to Freelancer

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Taking the step from being a regular employee with a safe and stable income and to becoming a freelancer with all the challenges that come with it can be hard. In this article we’ll give you some tips on how to make the transition as painless as possible. There are many things you should consider doing to be prepared. Hopefully this can be of help to all those considering going freelance.

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The Signs That You’re Ready To Start Freelancing

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A lot of designers spend some time working for others before they start getting the urge to start up their own freelance business. This is in most cases a good thing as you will get a lot of valuable experience both in seeing how a business is run and getting the feedback and help needed from other more experienced designers.

In this article we’ll have a closer look at some signs that will appear to show you that you’re getting ready to take the step into the challenging yet exciting world of freelancing.

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Get Naturally Inspired: 55 Gorgeous Green Websites

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Web design showcases seem to keep good popularity amongst a lot of designers out there. This time we’re showing you a number of gorgeous green web designs that will hopefully inspire you either when making your own web designs, or in your other designs.

The color green has had many meanings throughout the years. It’s usual to associate the color to plants, nature, eco friendliness, money, energy and more.

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Minimize Freelance Stress the Easy and Clever Way

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Are you working as a freelancer? Do you constantly feel the pressure and stress of running your own business? In this article we’ll have a look at how this stress can be made easier to handle for you by following a few simple tips. You probably know a few of these from before, but are you able to remember them when it counts?

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60 Brilliantly Blue Web Designs for Your Inspiration

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Web design inspiration is something that after years and years is finally taken a bit more seriously. More and more web designers dare to go out there and use elements from other types of design to make new and stunning creations. And fortunately technology supports a lot more advanced and stunning web design than what we saw only a few years back.

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