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.
Questions to think about:
Take a look at this online article about tips for being a freelance designer.
Read this article by David Airey on freelance design and pricing.
Your assignment is to fill out the freelance designer worksheet to decide how much you should be paid for design work.