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DesignCast 40: The Listener Question Rager!

DesignCast 40: The Listener Question Rager!

These past 40 episodes have flown by, and to mark the occasion, we are doing another listener question party show. We love these shows the most, because we get to really involve you, the listener. This time around, we have even more questions to answer, including TWO audio questions! So hold onto your hats, folks, it’s about to get real up in here!

This week, our questions cover:

  • How to split up the money in a multi-person shop
  • How to figure out how much to charge a client
  • Alternative ways of accepting payment from clients
  • How many variations on a logo are appropriate to include
  • Whether or not you should work for another company before going out on your own
  • Advice for people who decide to change careers, and go into graphic design later in life
  • How to communicate your role in a project when it was done in a team environment


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July 2, 2013

Guys! If you do PayPay through something like Harvest, you can do a PayPal Business Statement and it’s only 50 CENTS per transaction, no matter how much money it is. Totally awesome. You should look into it!


    Wes McDowell

    July 3, 2013

    Ooooh, I like that! I wonder if that works through Freshbooks as well?


Jennifer M.

July 9, 2013

I believe you had that PayPal info backwards – Michele was right – the person receiving payment for goods and services (in this case, the designer) is the one paying the PayPal fees, not the customer – you’re paying a 2.9% processing fee unless you have a business account – then it’s 2.2%. The buyer never gets charged to use PayPal, as far as I can tell.


    Wes McDowell

    July 11, 2013

    Hey Jennifer, when we were talking about that it was in the context of paying money out – for instance when we pay subcontractors. In that case, Mikelle thought that she was paying those fees, but I said that the person receiving the payment pays the fees which is correct.


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