By Paula Keech
Do you might have the eagerness and the creativity for fashion? Why no longer make cash from it?
The Freelance style Designer's Handbook is your crucial consultant on how you can cross it by myself, protecting what to anticipate, ensuring you receives a commission, making plans a while, maintaining along with your bills, compiling technical applications for garments. it's your moveable mentor, equipping you to paintings independently.
Part 1 covers all of the info to changing into a contract clothier corresponding to making a easy freelance agreement, invoicing, how to define paintings, tax returns and lots more and plenty more. All supported with case studies.
Part 2 includes the technical points of being a fashion designer - together with the best way to bring together complete technical applications for clothes to be synthetic abroad.
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Work out the salary you need to earn each year to cover your personal expenses.
It is important to be aware that on occasions you may need to be available to travel at short notice. Working from home Working from home is usually the least expensive option and is often easier to start with, if at all possible. indd 20 24/01/12 7:34 AM CHAPTER 2 Getting Started 21 premises. The type of work you intend to take on will dictate how much space and equipment you will need. Points to consider when working from home: • Are you are allowed to work from the property you live in? Check the mortgage, title deeds or tenancy agreement.
Use business and social networking sites (such as, LinkedIn, Bebo, myspace and Twitter) if they appeal to you; they can be powerful tools for getting in touch with people in ‘the business’. indd 35 24/01/12 7:34 AM 36 PART 1 Setting up as a Freelance Designer • other websites; • your local paper, especially for pattern cutting and other specialist services; • local paid advertising directories, such as Yellow Pages and Thompson Local; Yellow Pages offers a free line. Laurian Davies of the Register of Apparel and Textile Designers suggests: Contact local papers, TV and radio – put an interesting press release together about yourself and what you do.