View Full Version : Advice about Freelancing
October 26th, 2006, 06:33 AM
I was wondering if anyone has any advice about freelancing/working from home?
Does anyone know any good agencies (preferably in the UK) where I can get commissions etc without being ripped off?
I am considering becoming a freelance artist in the future and would appreciate any tips or advice, especially about legal stuff (relevent for the UK of course).
October 29th, 2006, 01:52 PM
I will tell you this,
I freelance almost on a daily basis, and the first thing a potential customer will look at is your portfolio. Studies have shown that a regular chum will need to be grabbed by the initial first impression within seconds of reaching your website- or else they're gone. It usually takes a regular chum 10 seconds to determine wether or not they like your site. Now cut that time in half for a potential customer/employer.
Having said that, your website/portfolio is awful, its tacky, un-navigational, non-user friendly, the rather large graphics you have decorating the main page are below, low resolution and they are cropped off. THe theme seems off aswell, you have monsters and zombies-but your theme is outer space. ??
If I were you, Id keep a neutral theme throughout, neutralize the colors and SIMPLIFY it. Those navigating buttons you have...what are they supposed to be?
your portfolio includes some stuff that was obviously your first works, remember you always want to show your best first, then show them your progress pieces as a bonus and if they want to see it. You really need to work on anatomy,proportions and perspective( not that Im the guy to ask of such things)
work on fixing that and I'll direct you on the right direction regarding your freelance career.
October 30th, 2006, 06:10 AM
Wow, thank you for being so honest. It was hard to hear, but I it's always good to get the truth about such things.
The trouble is, I'm not good at website design, but I agree I need to re-think it.
I am still learning anatomy, perspective etc, so I'll keep at it and hopefully I can improve.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my site, I appreciate your comments.
I'll get to work as soon as I can!
October 30th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Becky, if you are not-so-good at webdesign,( as most of us arent) send me a pm and I can direct you to some good places, and/or some good people/friends who do programing and scripting as well as web design. They wont charge you an arm and a leg to get it going and make it look good. let me know.
October 30th, 2006, 12:01 PM
I don't know where's your web site but I can give you pointers if you want since I'm studying in web design multimedia, it's free lol but i won't be doing the job for you.
October 31st, 2006, 07:21 AM
Thanks, my website is www.cybertrooperstudios.com. Any ideas would be great.
"Becky, if you are not-so-good at webdesign,( as most of us arent) send me a pm and I can direct you to some good places, and/or some good people/friends who do programing and scripting as well as web design. They wont charge you an arm and a leg to get it going and make it look good. let me know"
Thanks, but I think my sister can help me out. I'll let you know if I need anyone else.