Freelancing in Berlin

over 9 years ago from Paul Bamford, Freelance Digital Designer -

  • Joris RigerlJoris Rigerl, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    Some things I've learned the last 5 years:

    • Get yourself a ironclad set of contracts and use them. Every time.
    • Don't try to "network" excessively, but be sure to make some friends.
    • Don't take on too much work.
    • Never miss a deadline.
    • Make sure every project gets the attention and care it deserves.
    • Don't freak out if you don't know what your next project is going to be.
    • Find yourself a couple of people you enjoy working with and stick with them – you can't do everything by yourself.
    • Be humble (I'm not, but I'm an asshole).
    • Don't chase the easy solutions, it'll make your work boring.
    • What you have in your portfolio is what you get hired for, so pick carefully.
    • Always stay hungry and never give up.
    21 points