the files of nukirk: Free "Mixtape Covers" For... →
So, I posted this offer and no one bites? It’s basically a “Free artwork”. No one wants a free design of made up mixtape of themselves? I’m reposting this one last time. If no one bites, I’ll just make random mixtape covers. I just like to use “real world” examples of people who would be happy with my work instead of just doing it just to do it. So, if...
The Joys of Freelancing #1 - Rates
Me: So, I charge half up front + the other half when I'm done.
Potential Client (PC): Why don't you charge when you're done?
Me: Because I'm charging for my time.
PC: That's the problem. I don't want to waste your time, but what about if I like it, then I'll buy it?
Me: I wish I can do that, but I still put time into my work.
PC: I wish you designers don't work that way.
Me: Well, I'm sorry, but this is a job that I like doing.
PC: How would you like it if I come in to fix your sink and I didn't fix it the way you like it?
Me: (confused) I dunno... but there's only one way to fix a sink... and that's back to the original way it works. If you don't fix it the way it was intended to be fix, then you shouldn't get paid.
Me: What does that have to do with the logo?
PC: You said it's like a sink. If it's not fixed the way it's intended to be fix, then you shouldn't get paid for it.
Me: (smirks) A sink is straight forward, however. A logo is subjective. You looked at my past works, and based on the past works, my work ethics, my rules, my requirements and past testimonies, you determined if I can hit a homerun for you. If I could, then you'll pay me for my time. If you don't like what I managed to do, even after I readjust it to your specific needs, then I get paid for the time.
PC: But you still get paid, while I get a half-ass logo that I will never use.
Me: But we don't know that yet, sir.
PC: I'm just saying. I worked in the past with a lot of people. And they always come up with half-ass work.
Me: The work is subjective sir. It's research + skills + a lot of other things + your input that equals the results.
PC: So are you telling me that I should pay because I'm using your time and knowledge to guess what I want?
Me: (thinks) You're paying me to use my time and knowledge for an EDUCATED guess based on your input.
PC: That's not what I wanna hear.
Me: No, it's what you need to hear sir. This phone call is meant to educate you on my services. I don't mind servicing you, but you have to hire me based on the past work, not the work I have yet to create.
PC: I know someone in India that can do it without a deposit and for half off.
Me: Then maybe you ought to give them a call.
PC: I can't call them.
Me: Why not?
PC: Long distance.
Me: Well, then... that's not my problem now, is it? (I got a feeling I was gonna lose this person)
PC: You sounded fresh. You might not gain my business.
Me: There's millions of people in the US sir that would love to pay what I'm offering to you for a logo that would reflect them for years to come. I offer it at a low rate because logos are not my specialty and it's subjective to people's tastes. Sir, I'm willing to entertain any other questions, but at the rate I'm offering, there are other people that I need to get back to.
PC: You're not winning my business.
Me: When you started comparing my work to the inner workings of a sink sir, you kinda lost mine.
PC: Good day.
What I Know About Africa
I got a random text from a “friend” calling me an “African-American”. I text him back saying “I’m a Carib-American. I don’t know anything about Africa.” Then it became a back and forth. Instead of trying to entertain him, I decided to write a blog post about it. So, this is mostly for him. So, what do I know about Africa? This is from the top of my...
This Quote is a Joke... seriously. It is.
I saw this quote last night on tumblr. It has been my experience that when dealing with females, you need to treat them as though they have a mental disorder… especially those that are constantly seeking equality in the workplace, the military, and in the home. Women need to know their place and need to know when it is okay for them to speak. They were put on this earth for two reasons, and two...
Shanelle Gabriel Changes Her Line
hiphopjourney: With Whitney Houston’s passing, you might start to wonder what will happen to people who make references to her… but not in a good way? For example, Shanelle Gabriel had a line in her signature piece “Why I Love You” that made a reference to Whitney Houston… So, with that in mind, I decided to reach out to her for a quick comment. This is what she said: Ha! Yes. It already...
I Don't Wanna Talk About Racism, and Yet...
So, I was watching Slavery By Another Name and was pretty much shocked (not at the special, but at the details), and was talking about it on Twitter. Sadly, I have this one white guy telling me that they are “not affected by slavery”. I took the bait… wasted 1 hour talking to someone who claims that the solution is to “stop talking about the past” and...
A sexy diet (GChat Conversation Between Tina and...
me: ... diet? (Upon seeing her status saying "losing weight")
me: You gain weight? Or is this for another reason?
Tina: Yup lol
me: To which one, tho? Last I recalled... you SKINNY!
Tina: I gained weight
me: Look... 10 lbs is not gonna kill ya. *hides*
Tina: Lol. Hush.
me: If I see you and can lift you up... you didn't gain any weight.
Tina: Lol. I gained 10 lbs
me: 10 freaking pounds? LMAO. How much are you now?
Tina: Don't ask a woman how much she weighs/ Fool
me: I don't have a current picture. It's been years since I met you. Even then, you were skinny.
Tina: So? Take my mn word for it And check fb
me: Oh... right. Hold on. *educating self on Tina via FB*
Tina: Lol. Crazy
me: ... you gotten sexier. What's your point?
Tina: Lmaoooooo Shut up!!!!!