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Tamixes says

Hi all

I’m in the process of re-evaluating the ‘business’ side of my work and I know that designers/creatives often get taken advantage of because we love what we do and can neglect the paperwork aspect of running a profitable business.

I’d like to share these links with you in the hope that it offers you some protection/guidance for future business.

Take a look at the illustration questionnaire http://www.creativebusiness.com/forms.lasso

If you want an indepth look at making up a design agreement- download the PDF from AIGA |the professional association for design http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/standard-agreement They also have a link to a salary survey to help you gain some insight to your worth as a designer/creative.

Here’s to a profitable 2010!

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vibes35 says

Thank you for the excellent resources!!

Another invaluable tool I have found while working as a freelancer has been the book:

Creating The Perfect Design Brief http://bit.ly/5GStSf

This book helped open my eyes to the subtle details of creating a professional business presence to compliment my work.

I think any effort as designers to learn more about the business end of things as well as tighten up the business aspect is a huge plus ++

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Tamixes says

Chapter 10 looks like it has some great info. It looks like an easy to read business book, not too technical but very informative.

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yoyopico says

Awesome ressources :)

I am searching for a french one if someone see it just post or email me please :)

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VisualSharing says

Damn, would you believe it if I tell you that today I had to make an offer for a client and before that I decided to check out the TF forums and I got here. :D And if this isn’t luck. :P

Big Thanks, Tamixes!!!

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angelina says

I’m searching for the indian one if someone known please post it for me.

http://www.seoindia.mobi

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Daniel_R says

Thank you so much Tamixes for the share! Valuable info! as an entrepreneur and freelancer I need to be current with the best info about the market…

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