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14 Common Freelance Animation Mistakes to Avoid

While mistakes definitely aren’t the end of the world, avoiding common freelance animator mistakes will ensure a learning curve that is less steep and will allow your animation business to progress a lot faster.

Here are 14 common freelance animation mistakes to avoid:

14 Common Freelance Animation Mistakes to Avoid

1. Not setting high enough rates.
2. Not drawing up a contract.

1. Not setting high enough rates.
2. Not drawing up a contract.

3. You’re not asking for a deposit.
4. You’re not taking the time to budget.

3. You’re not asking for a deposit.
4. You’re not taking the time to budget.

5. Not treating your freelance animation career as a business.
6. You only focus on short-term clients and not on acquiring more long-term clients.

5. Not treating your freelance animation career as a business.
6. You only focus on short-term clients and not on acquiring more long-term clients.

7. You’re taking on more work than you can handle.
8. Accepting a job that is not what you expected.

7. You’re taking on more work than you can handle.
8. Accepting a job that is not what you expected.

9. Holding on to the mindset that the client is always right.
10. Not setting any boundaries.

9. Holding on to the mindset that the client is always right.
10. Not setting any boundaries.

11. Not following up with clients.
12. Missing deadlines.

11. Not following up with clients.
12. Missing deadlines.

13. Not regularly updating your animation portfolio.
14. Not asking for referrals.

13. Not regularly updating your animation portfolio.
14. Not asking for referrals.

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