So I’ve been designing for clients and they’ve been pleased with my quality of work and have done nothing less than compliment me and send me referrals. Until now I’ve had a private portfolio that I usually email to a potential client so they can review my work. So, why is it that when it’s time to show the world my designs and open my web boutique and post some designs on my blog I feel nothing is good enough.
I have many designs that I’ve done for clients as well as personal projects that were great and got rave reviews, but when I look at them I can’t seem to unveil them to the world. I’m a bit scared. I’m usually very thick skinned and don’t ever get bothered by what people may think. I welcome creative criticism because it makes me strive harder to do better work. I’m always raising the bar for myself. I think it’s just me! It’s almost like if not exactly like when you are going to speak or perform publicly and you know your lines. You’ve been rehearsing non stop in effort to make the performance a great success, and you get ready to go on stage and you immediately start to panic, you can’t think of your lines and you have butterflies in your stomach. Now, what?
A.) Turn around and back out and all your precious time you’ve spent preparing now turns into a waste of time
B.) Say a prayer and make the best of it
C.) Take a deep breath and even though you know your lines bring a cheat sheet just in case
D.) Jump in with two feet and just do it!
E.) None of the above
I mean, I feel stagnant! I need to get out of this place. Maybe a good yoga session will relax my spirit and give me the clear mind to just move forward.
This problem also brings me to my next issue, what to charge for my services. I’ve been on http://www.salary.com to get an idea of what Freelance Graphic Designers are charging. So, do I charge hourly? Do I have a set price for certain projects? I have a few things to take into consideration before making my price list solid.
So, I was reading women entrepreneur and stumbled upon this article that I needed to see. It gave me some comfort and a little more confidence within myself. I guess everyone starting a business gets a little nervous before the big launch!
Please take a look. I’ve included the link below. I hope you find this article as useful as I did.