Find entrepreneurs and influencers who inspire you and your design work. Sign up for their newsletters, follow them on social, and learn from their tips, tutorials, and strategies, so you can grow your skills and expand your capabilities. Who knows, one day they may start following you!
Whether you work the regular 9-5 or work through the night, find time each quarter to plan and design a non-billable creative project. This allows you to use the strategies you’ve learned in tip #1, flex your design muscles with a new challenge, and come up with an incredible, fresh project you can showcase later.
When you start subscribing to creative influencers, your inbox will fill up with quality content and topics relevant to your field. Challenge yourself to read this new information at least once a day. Your brain craves information. Make sure you’re filling it with the best content out there.
Find slack channels, Facebook groups, and online forums with other creative designers. By doing so, you’ll be the first to hear about upcoming webinars, seminars, conferences, and perhaps new projects that would benefit from your perspective and skills. Get out there and start meeting other business owners and become a part of the creative community!