Tag: business

Oh, baby! Freelancing and maternity leave.

If you didn’t catch my last newsletter where I shared the news, my second child—a baby girl!—is due to arrive October 2nd. Since self-employment doesn’t come with maternity leave, I had to create my own. Although I will miss the day-to-day at Jill Lynn Design, I’m taking time … Read On ›

2014, by the numbers

I love recapping a year in numbers. There’s something about fitting a whole year into a neat little blog post that makes me feel like anything is possible. You might remember that in last year’s tally, I had beaten 421 levels in Candy Crush. Now—I’ve mastered 751. And … Read On ›

Why web design is like therapy.

Are you waiting to be ready before starting your new website? Are you waiting until you know exactly what you want? You don’t have to. Web design is like therapy. It helps you get from where you are now (which already rocks!) to somewhere even better. I love … Read On ›

CFBC 2014: My top 8 takeaways in tweets

Last year, the Creative Freelancer Conference was awesome. This year, it added a letter (B for business) to become the Creative Freelancer Business Conference, and guess what? It was even more awesome! Why? The reasons are plentiful. Some of my clients attended, I got to meet the members … Read On ›

How’d I do? My 2013 in numbers.

Happy 2014, friends! Whenever I see a fun yearly recap, I think, “It’s cool to know there’s a human behind this business.” So today, I’d like to provide a little peek behind the curtain at Jill Lynn Design. Even though my Candy Crush score might lead you to … Read On ›

Are you hiding behind the “we”? I vs. we

Now that you’ve banished your info email address, let’s talk about another way you can be totally YOU in your business—authentic, transparent and uber-attractive. I work with a lot of solo people/freelancers/indies. When I started doing design in 2002, everyone was trying to act like a multiple-person business. … Read On ›