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The details really don’t matter.” At the outset, any job is exciting and any client is a chance to prove to yourself and your doubting Thomas that you ARE good enough to be a professional designer. Food isn’t free.) Soon enough, though, you’re going to get tired of working long hours for peanuts, dealing with a demanding client you can’t afford to ditch, and working on projects you really don’t enjoy.
If you’re not happy as an entrepreneur, your business isn’t going to last very long because it’s not going to feel worth it enough to continue.
Are you starting your own graphic design business for the right reasons?
By understanding what you want to get out of starting your business (i.e.
more time with your family or the ability to simultaneously work and travel around the world), you can determine what type of graphic design business is right for you and take steps to ensure you start a design business you love.
Most entrepreneurs will tell you: Starting and operating any business (successful or otherwise) is stressful, time-consuming, and a lot of hard work.
Then define your ideal projects and your ideal clients, and research how and where to find them.
(More on that below.) The truth is, you can get better freelance work by defining your dream client.