I was wondering if you could help me. I am in the process of starting my own studio and have been asked to contact some designers by my mentor and I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions for me? What made you decide to become a freelancer/run your own studio? How did you get your first client in? How do you get work in, do you advertise? Did you have or do you have a target market? How did you decide how to price your work at first and how do you do it now? If a client tries to haggle how do you deal with this? Do you have many direct competitors in your local area? What advice would you give me about starting up? It would be a big help if you could answer those questions for me and also greatly appreciated!