How much should you spend on promoting yourself as a freelancer?

In today's competitive creative marketplace, a strong skillset and a stunning portfolio simply aren't enough to guarantee your big break. Savvy self-promotion can be the difference between winning your dream design job or struggling to make ends meet.

We've already looked at how to get your name out there without breaking the bank, and how to monitor to your self-promo efforts. Here, we break down four tiers of spending and explain what you can get for your money…

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