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Rob Williams

I run Folyo which helps freelance designers find the work they were meant to do. I also host Freelance a podcast about how to be more effective at independent work featuring remote companies like Disney, Basecamp, YNAB, ConvertKit and more.

Seth Godin’s 7 unconventional rules for getting clients

When Seth Godin started Seth Godin Productions, a book packaging design consultancy, he operated out of his studio apartment in New York City. Just years later, he sold one of the first internet marketing firms in…

Walt Disney’s 16 unconventional rules for getting clients

A look at Disney’s approach to selling starting as a freelance cartoonist and beyond.

The 20+ Best Email, Proposal and Website Templates for Designers

These templates for designers are the absolute best resources I’ve found to helping hundreds of design firms get clients. Most designers don’t know that 90% of their proposals, emails, and websites are client repellent. The resources…

Pro’s and Con’s of the major freelance designer hiring platforms

For the past 3 years I’ve probably looked at more freelance job boards than anyone on earth. I’ve found over 6,000 high-quality gigs (and in the process thrown out more than 20X that many). I’ve…

Where to Find High-Value Design Clients in 2019

How do you find high-value clients, quickly, when you don’t have an existing network of work to rely on? This guide will answer that question from start to finish. It’s a culmination of tips, habits,…

How to End an Email and the Email Line That’s Client Repellent

I discovered how to end an email at a time when my business was going through a particularly bad dry spell. I was responding to design jobs, networking, and more but nothing seemed to work….

13 Jason Fried Quotes on Getting Clients for Freelancers

Take a look at how Jason made millions of dollars in client work before ever building Basecamp.

Guide to Productized Consulting

Ben Manley, founder at Knapsack Creative, talks about the nuts and bolts of running a web design agency like a product.

A Breakdown of Basecamp’s Product Design Process for Software

Jonas Downey, principal designer at Basecamp, talks about how to design a work structure in cycles.

The Best Graphic Design Job Boards for Freelancers (Updated for 2019)