It is not a secret that a job as a freelancer is often overlooked. People tend to see that a job as a freelancer is not a serious job because we do not wear suits, we do not go to the office every single day, and some of us do not even see the sun as much as other people do. People may see that our job is easy. We work in our own time at our own pace, yet get paid by simply sitting in front of the computer all day. They just do not know our struggle as a freelancer.
Working as a freelancer means that we have to promote ourselves. We have to be able to build good communication with clients. Thus, good interpersonal skills are also important. And while may not seem to spend much time on our projects; we put our best during those times. We know that we have to manage our time wisely to complete each project as we are restricted by deadlines.
For us who work in the creative industry, creativity is our first weapon to survive in the business. Freelance graphic designers are the creative people who have to brainstorm for new creative ideas every time we work on a new project. Different clients offer different projects, and it means that we have to brainstorm for new creative ideas to give what clients need. Advanced skills in mastering various software and applications are not enough.
As graphic designers, having technical skills to operate graphic design software is just a starting point. These skills are not going to take you nowhere in the business industry if you do not possess creativity. Thus, the capacity to find creative ideas is what you need to grow in this industry and see yourself climb the ladder of success.