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Being A Self-Employed Designer Requires A Team Effort - RD077
7 days ago
Who do you have on your Design Team? Have you ever heard the term it takes a village to raise a child? Basically what it means is that a person is a sum of the people around them. Those people around them mould and form them into the person they become. The same can be said of you as a designer. You are the child in the village. As such, you require a team to make you the most well-rounded designer your clients can hire. That team needs to be made up of people that can help your business succeed. In this week's episode of the Resourceful Designer podcast, I discuss who should be on your team and how to find them. Be sure to listen to the episode for the full story. Here's a brief outline of what I talked about on the show. Who should make up your team? Your team should be made up of people with skills to complement the services you offer. People with skills you either don't have yourself, skills you are not that good at, or skills you simply don't want to do. People to consider adding to your team. Photographers Illustrators Copywriters Programmers Translators Print designers web designers Developers Facebook ad expert Email marketing expert Sales funnel specialists SEO Experts etc. There are much more people you can have on your team but you get the idea. Where do you find team members? Good places to find team members are on websites like toptal.com, upwork.com or even fiverr.com. But don't limit yourself to these resources. People to include on your team can be found everywhere if you keep and eye out. Pick up business cards whenever you can. Write down names you hear on podcasts or read on blog posts. Take note of people mentioned in magazine articles, people you see on social media, people you meet at conventions and gatherings. People referred to you by family, friends and peers. Basically, anyone with a skill you may end up needing some day should be added to your team. They don't need to know they're on your team. Building your team is mostly a one-way streak. It's great if you can get to know s