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The Best Place to Locate Your Freelance Design Business

The Best Place to Locate Your Freelance Design Business

Grant Friedman

You should also keep in mind that no perfect places exist. You will have to make compromises. For instance, a large city such as New York boasts a thriving design community, a large pool of potential clients and access to high speed Internet but before you pack your bags, consider the drawbacks; like New York’s outrageous cost of living, high taxes and competition.

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On the other hand, you could also move to a smaller market such as Texas or Nevada. Smaller markets typically boast lower taxes, fewer competitors, and a more reasonable cost of living. In fact, states like Texas and Nevada do not impose state income taxes, which is very nice for small businesses. Before you make your decision however, you should also consider that smaller markets may lack many resources to art and culture found in a larger market like New York. You might also discover that your potential for profit might be reduced because of a lack of potential clients.

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In the end, the decision of where to locate your freelance design business is entirely up to you and your situation. Most of you are probably happy wherever you are and that’s ok. Being happy should be your goal no matter what your profession is. However, for those of you who are looking to move, the best piece of advice that I can give is to do your own research, find the place that is best for you. Do your best to try and keep your overhead low while keeping your revenues high. I know this is common sense and I know that it is easier said than done but it’s true no matter where you live or how much money you make.


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