Happy to welcome Bowflex Barbie and Kathmandu Infosys into my ‘client family’. These past few weeks have been extremely busy with moving among other things. Transitioning from one way of life to another has been quite difficult, more or less than anticipated. It’s weird to think that something you’ve wanted for so long can be a huge adjustment. Anyway, just taking one day at a time, week, month, etc and slowly settling in. 🙂
A new beginning….
My client work has helped with the transition not only with the finances but with focusing, allowing myself to take a break from moving and day-to-day activities to focus on things I simply enjoy doing. My freelance projects have been there when things got scary, OK and now when things are transitioning. I know there will be a time when they won’t be… but for now they are the one thing that can’t be taken away from me…
In this day and age of graphic design being a competitive field, gaining clients regardless of the competition, is extremely satisfying, especially going after clients whom you’ve made proposals for or connected through other means and those means ending but still wanting to work with you regardless. Building something up from the ground is not easy, and can be hard to let go.
Client loyalty is also huge, in addition to two new clients, a previous client had come around again after a long hiatus asking if I still want to be on the team. Building business relationships isn’t just about the money, work or what have you but about the relationships and community that come from it. This particular client had been reworking things on their end as well and it would’ve been a shame to just say ‘no’ just because of things falling through. Life happens, and I wish more people would better understand that. To build a independent freelance business, one must focus on client loyalty, do good work and maintain lasting relationships through a collaborative, creative process. Otherwise it may just fail or you’ll be struggling and going from one project to another without much longevity. To sustain any business is to focus on longevity, to take your day-to-day activities and energy and think about what will this do to make my business last?
Give a shoutout to Bowflex Barbie Fitness —> https://www.facebook.com/bowflexbarbiefitness/
And Kathmandu Infosys —> https://www.facebook.com/kiecpage/
And continue to follow along for updates on these projects and their whereabouts 🙂
Also a thank you to Copy Cat Printing for their negotiations in working towards making these projects a success 🙂