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Guide to Pricing Your Work

Ask any freelancer out there, and they'll tell you that pricing their work is one of the hardest parts of the job. It's hard to tell someone how much you think your skills are worth. Imposter syndrome is real and something you'll have to deal with at some point or another. But we can't let that keep us from charging what we deserve for the work we do. You've worked hard to learn this skill and your personal style is valuable!

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What is Branding?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘branding’? Maybe you think of brand names like Nike or Chick-Fil-A. Or maybe you think of iconic logos like the Olympics rings or Starbucks mermaid. While logos are a big part of branding, there’s a lot more to it than that.

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The Importance of Inspiration

Whether you know it or not, you need to be inspired as a creative. You need things that make your heart happy and things that challenge you. Imagine quitting whatever creative outlet you currently have (even if it’s your full time job), taking down every decoration in your house, never listening to music, and only eating tan colored foods. Life would suck.

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Concept & Strategy

The second thing I learned about in school was concepting and strategy. They were honestly a little difficult to wrap my head around, so I wanted to dedicate a whole session of Saturday Skills to it since it’s a crucial part of being a designer and a creative in general. Don’t worry if it doesn’t all make sense at first! As you get into it and practice, it will become foundational for everything you design. Let’s jump in!

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