Saturday, November 1, 2014

Freelancing tips, 11-15

11.   Use google calendar to plan out your days. You have to be your own project manager, google calendar can keep you on schedule.

12.     Get familiar with file sharing software. A lot of times I get on the kick off call with the client, who has about 9 minutes to brief me. He or she typically sends me the document in file sharing software so I to load the software and download the document during the call.

13.    Be really nice to the client’s assistant. I got a couple of assignments to write campaigns for feature films. The client was very busy and the briefing was short. After the briefing, the client’s assistant was able to get me the scripts that went with the films so I knew what I was writing about.

14.    Contact all of the people you have worked with over the years. They are your most likely your source of freelance. The junior writers and junior art directors of yesteryear are now creative directors. If you were kind to them then, there’s a chance they will be kind to you now.

15.    Reach out to freelance for clients you know. This is a great deal for them and for you. The agency billed you out at two or three times your current day rate so the client is getting your beautiful brain at 66% off. What a deal.

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