To be a freelance graphic designer, means to work for yourself, without having to report to a supervisor. There are many skills needed, however, to be able to go into business on your own or with a partner. One must be a certain type of individual in order to start a small business. You must be diligent, a hard worker, and willing to work at all hours of the day to establish a name for yourself. Freelancers must also establish connections with clients. These skills not only apply to freelance design, but many other careers as well.