How to fight war against Fiverr

It’s a situation familiar to many professional graphic designers: You wake up, stretch, brew a cup of joe and plod over to your desk to turn on your computer. As you sip your coffee, you scroll through your e-mails, noticing a quotation request. YAY! Quotes =...

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How are you so confident?

Something I hear a lot is, “How are you so confident, Anna?” Well let me tell you a story.... I was nine days away from delivering my baby and everything was organised. Baby room, complete with adorable teensy tiny baby onesies (swoon), stockpile of nappies and an...

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How to manage your side hustle and a job

Dreaming of the day you can transition into working full-time working for yo’ self? No more long-ass commutes. No more annoying co-workers that steal your food outta the fridge and guffaw loudly on the phone to their friends. (Side note: Open plan offices are actual...

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How to break up with a client

Remember back in primary school when your first boyfriend/girlfriend got a little too handsy (or just turned out to be a total jerk)? And you got your very first chance to flex those “it’s not you, it’s me” diplomacy muscles? Well, lady, it’s time to give those break...

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Good idea….or time-sucker?

How to tell the difference and what to do when you’re an ideas machine Are you an ideas woman? The type of lady that keeps a notebook next to her bed just in case The Next Brilliant Idea hits her mid-slumber? We are the saaaaaame. But maybe, just maybe, my fellow...

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How I work smarter (not harder) in my design biz

There are 24 hours in a day. And yet, you could have sworn you spent 30 hours yesterday wading through the deep administrative hell that is the behind-the-scenes of your business. It’s like treadmill working. You’re running as fast as you can, but you ain’t going...

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What you should be doing when business is slow

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s … TUMBLEWEED. Rolling through your office like some smart-ass mofo wanting to accentuate the whole ‘Wild West’, ‘ain’t seen nobody around these parts in years’, thing that’s in your biz right now. Which is long form for: There’s nothing...

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