50 things every newbie designer should know

Yeah a friend posted me this too. their are defiantly some points there, but also some generalisations. there's a good discussion about it on the site though.

I like the idea of not working for free :icon_thumbup:
and making friends with a printer...they can tell you if your idea is practical before you show the client and will probably come up with suggestions.
A vitally important piece of advice is missing from this list -- find one or more business niche and build deep expertise in these niches. This will protect you from ever having to free pitch.