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Rookies' Guide To Becoming A Pro Freelance Animator

Are you a rookie animator who wants to take your career to a higher level? Here's a list of tips you can use on your journey to becoming a professional freelance animator:

Rookies' Guide To Becoming A Pro Freelance Animator

1. Build a portfolio or a brochure website.
2. Explore and create your personal brand.
3. Explore and use project management tools or software.
4. Get a domain email.

1. Build a portfolio or a brochure website.
2. Explore and create your personal brand.
3. Explore and use project management tools or software.
4. Get a domain email.

5. Invest in business-related courses.
6. Study how you can market yourself on social media.
7. Enroll in courses for your animation skills improvement. Learning never stops.

5. Invest in business-related courses.
6. Study how you can market yourself on social media.
7. Enroll in courses for your animation skills improvement. Learning never stops.

8. Decide on a niche and/or market to focus on.
9. Know what services you offer.
10. Designate a working space to help set boundaries between home and work.

8. Decide on a niche and/or market to focus on.
9. Know what services you offer.
10. Designate a working space to help set boundaries between home and work.

11. Have some savings since starting as a freelance animator doesn't guarantee immediate income.
12. Register yourself as self-employed.
13. Plan and have an effective schedule and system.

11. Have some savings since starting as a freelance animator doesn't guarantee immediate income.
12. Register yourself as self-employed.
13. Plan and have an effective schedule and system.

14. Do competitive research to help set up your pricing.
15. Prepare a contract and a proposal.
16. Set clear boundaries with your clients and co-freelancers.

14. Do competitive research to help set up your pricing.
15. Prepare a contract and a proposal.
16. Set clear boundaries with your clients and co-freelancers.


17. Connect and build a network.
18. Establish social proof (ex: client testimonials, reviews, media coverage, the list of clients or companies you’ve worked with, etc.).
19. Keep records of all transactions for future reference.

18. Connect and build a network.
19. Establish social proof (ex: client testimonials, reviews, media coverage, the list of clients or companies you’ve worked with, etc.).
20. Keep records of all transactions for future reference.

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