The freelancer's guide to earning more while working less

As a freelance designer, you'd probably like to make more money this year, but you still want time to enjoy your personal life. Yet it's hard to build a design business when the whole strategy depends on your ability to work harder and burn through more hours.

If you're looking for big returns in 2014, it's time to rethink your business practices. A few simple changes in philosophy can go a long way, enabling you to make more money without pulling long nights in front of the computer. Here are four ways to start improving your work/life balance now.

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