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3 Things to Crafting A Photography Brand

3 Things to Crafting A Photography Brand

3 Things to Crafting A Photography Brand

Congratulations! You’ve decided to start your own photography business! It’s an incredibly rewarding line of work, and I can assure you that it will be a great experience, but be forewarned - it’s going to take hard work to get that business up and running. So hold on - before you print those business cards, or design those fliers advertising your photo services, it’s important to take some time to think through your brand.

“Branding” may be a bit of a buzzword in entrepreneurial circles right now,...


You're Not A Commodity

You're Not A Commodity

You're Not A Commodity

Standing Out from the Crowd

 

Here’s a sample scenario that might be fairly familiar to you:

A potential client reaches out asking “Could you send me your rates to do XYZ for my company?”  You send out a followup email - “Sure thing!  That would cost you this much.”  You might hear back, you might not.  The reality is that most of these potential clients are simply price shopping.  They’re looking around for the cheapest possible option out there.  They’re not in the market for creativity,...


Top 10 Apps for Freelancers

Top 10 Apps for Freelancers

Top 10 Apps for Freelancers

With the rise of mobile devices, we have access to more tools than ever before to streamline our daily lives and maximize our efficiency. We’ve compiled a list of our ten favorite apps for freelancers.

1. Slack

Even if you’re a freelancer, inevitably you'll end up working in a team environment from time to time. Slack is a messaging and file-sharing app designed to make project management & related communication as simple as possible. Not only does it replace and consolidate emails and IMs...


freelancekit speaks at 1 Million Cups in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

freelancekit speaks at 1 Million Cups in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Time for coffee and startups! Thanks to 1 Million Cups Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Vault Coworking for allowing us to present our company to their members in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Matt Blick, the founder and owner of freelancekit, shared about our freelancekit journey and what freelancekit strives to provide for creatives.

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How To Set Up An LLC in 5 Steps

How To Set Up An LLC in 5 Steps

How To Set Up An LLC in 5 Steps

Why should you get a Limit Liability Company (L.L.C.) for your business? The basic answer for individual freelancers or sole-proprietors would be because it provides legal protection for themselves and their company. Here are 5 easy steps to complete in order to obtain your LLC.

 

STEP #1: Certificate Of Ownership

If you haven't done this already, make sure to fill out a Certificate of Ownership with your local government body to be recognized as a business in your area. A quick Google search will help you...