I design + build WordPress websites for creatives (and their clients)
|Member Since||November 2005|
|Company||Jill Lynn Design|
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Jill Anderson of Jill Lynn Design is that rare breed of designer and developer who partners with talented designers, copywriters, and agencies on their websites, and their client’s sites. Jill is passionate about crafting beautiful and innovative websites focused on clear positioning and positive user experiences. As a freelancer for over 14 years, she loves typography, code, and WordPress. She lives in the Atlanta suburbs and enjoys hanging out with her husband and kids. And cat, Peanut, the chief paperweight.
Jill Anderson commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=44&id=1822"
As a professional memeber for the past 6 years, I found this article while searching business advice on the AIGA website. I started freelancing full-time 5 years ago and have had a crazy, busy flow of projects + income ever since. It's recently come to the point where I just have way too much work for 1 person to handle. And, I must add that I absolutely LOVE the freelance lifestyle of being my own boss. I'm just wondering if it's time to open a design studio, take on subcontracters, hire employees, etc. I've been making $60-$80K the past several years but am abolustely tapped-out on hours I can work a week while still maintaining a family (husband + 2 year-old son---who is in full-time daycare). So, what does 2015 hold for the freelance designer? How can 1 increase one's value + earnings when there's too much work to be had?