you offer special products and collaborate with people you will want to register a firm. If you mostly work by yourself and work from gig to gig, you will want to register yourself as a freelancer. This involves submitting some forms to your local municipality and paying a small fee. Don’t lie and make yourself seem more established than you actually are. Companies sympathize with underdog college kids that are trying to make a living for themselves. As long as you keep it professional and deliver good work they will give you all the professional respect you would expect. Don’t lie. Always deliver 110% of what your client asked. Throw in something extra. Do a few drafts more than asked. This build goodwill and ensures that your clients are extra satisfied. With their exceptional satisfaction they will run off to talk about you during their next professional mingle and you will reap the benefits of over-delivering. Follow up on leads. It doesn’t matter who it is, always follow up on a lead. Whether it is your uncle you met on Christmas who said he might be interested in your print design or a random guy at the Kennispark, always send an e-mail after your first encounter and send of your portfolio to get your foot in the door.