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Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More
Graphic Design Q&A: Thoughts on Affinity, Client Perceptions of Open Source software, + More 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Today I’ll be answering some design-related questions posed by followers of the Logos By Nick Youtube channel. This is something I did a month or so back and it got a great response on Youtube, so I figured I’d do another one. The video at the top of the page contains all of the questions…

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Logo design invoice template
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF
Logo Design Invoice Template | Free Editable PDF 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing my logo design invoice template in a variety of editable formats that you can alter and use yourself! Simply remove my contact info and add your own. Payment processing services like PayPal and Square offer invoicing capabilities for you to collect payment from your clients, but sometimes your client…

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Starting an LLC as an artist
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018
Starting an LLC as an Artist | My Experience with Incfile 2018 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been in business as a freelance designer since 2011, but I always did business under my own name. In 2016 I decided it was time to start an LLC for Logos By Nick. Starting an LLC as an artist was one of the wisest decisions I’ve made throughout my career, and Incfile did an excellent job…

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Payhip experience
My Payhip Experience As A Seller – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
My Payhip Experience As A Seller – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Of all the ways of monetizing blog content, my favorite method is to create and sell digital products like learning materials and design templates. I’ve found that it’s extraordinarily more profitable than running ads from networks like AdSense, and self-made products convert at a much higher rate than an affiliate product that someone else created. The service…

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Sample creative brief for logo design clients
Sample Creative Brief for Logo Design Clients
Sample Creative Brief for Logo Design Clients 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Before beginning any logo design project, you’ll need to collaborate with your client so that you can understand their business, the market they play in, and who their ideal customer is. This is known as a briefing, and in this post I’ll be going over a sample creative brief for logo design clients that you…

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Balancing personal and professional life as a freelancer
6 Simple Strategies for Freelancers to Balance Personal and Professional Life
6 Simple Strategies for Freelancers to Balance Personal and Professional Life 1024 602 Nick Saporito

One of the largest and most sought-after positions nowadays is that of a freelancer — and with good reason. Flexible working hours, a self-made schedule, unlimited earnings based on effort put it and freedom to choose the projects one works on are just some of the reason freelancing is on the rise and predicted to…

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Instagram: A Marketing Juggernaut for Designers
Instagram: A Marketing Juggernaut for Designers 1024 602 Nick Saporito

If there’s one hard lesson I’ve learned about standing the test of time as a freelancer, it’s that you can never rely on just one source of anything, whether it be income, clients, vendors, service providers, etc. We live in a world that never stands still — things are always changing. Businesses are opening, closing,…

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How To Accept Payments As A Freelance Designer
How To Accept Payments As A Freelance Designer 1 1 Nick Saporito

On sites like Upwork, Freelancer and Fiverr, accepting payments as a freelance designer and establishing working terms are things you need not worry about. The site handles it for you. If you’re setting up your own website and online business infrastructure though (like I recommend you do,) you’re going to need a way to get…

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Do You Need A Website As A Graphic Designer?
Do You Need A Website As A Graphic Designer? 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I see too many designers relying on other sites to host their work and conduct business, and I think it’s a mistake — a mistake I made and paid for myself in the past. You may not think you need a website to conduct business as a graphic designer, and technically you don’t, but I’d like to shed some…

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How not to get scammed as a freelancer
How Not to Get Scammed As a Freelancer
How Not to Get Scammed As a Freelancer 850 500 Nick Saporito

When you’re doing business on the internet, you’re usually dealing with strangers. It’s very easy to be scammed if you’re not careful. I’ve been hustled a few times in the past myself, but I’ve learned from those mistakes, and in this post I’m going to share my tips to avoid being scammed as a freelancer.…

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