Several years ago, I enrolled in a self-improvement course which taught me a concept I found pretty useful to get more clients for my freelancing career.
If you want to “hit” a goal, you need to focus on two things:
- Trying to hit the goal as much as possible, called goal intensity.
- Trying to increase your chances for each hit, called goal efficiency.
Let me explain with a simple example. Let’s say your goal is to get ten dates this month. How do you go about doing it? You could spend all your time at the gym, attending self-improvement courses and so on. These things won’t help you get dates directly, but when the time comes to ask a girl out, these things will indirectly help you increase the chances that she’ll say yes.Read More
If you have any questions, use the comment section and I’ll get back to you. Let’s get started!Read More
The freelancing lifestyle is defined by one word, uncertainty! As a freelance designer or developer you are building a company as a service provider, and that means you’ll experience times when no income is coming from your service. You aren’t going to have steady client work all the time. So how do you go about to prepare for this, CREATE SOURCES OF PASSIVE INCOME! And what better way to do that than creating tutorials?
Creating tutorials is great even outside passive income because it gives you a chance to grow your brand, showcase your talents to potential clients, and gets you active in the community. This is enough talking about doing, lets get to it!Read More
In this video tutorial I will teach you how to build a WordPress website with custom widget areas the easy way. Even if you haven’t touched a single line of code before, this tutorial is simple enough to walk you through every code.
This tutorial goes hand in hand with Christian’s video tutorial on how to create a website from scratch using HTML5 and CSS3. The goal is to help you understand how easy it is to create the same layout (from Christian’s tutorial) in WordPress using custom widget areas. Although you will need to put the pieces together a little, it’s a fun learning experience nonetheless!Read More
WordPress plugins have made our lives so, so much easier. In fact, there are already nearly 25,000 plugins developed.
And there are plenty of articles all over the internet featuring the most popular and the most known WordPress plugins that will turn your website into a powerful CMS, blog, forum, etc.
I am here to show you four lesser known plugins that are very useful.Read More
Get ready for the FIRST live webinar at 1stwebdesigner! Check out video inside!
Are you struggling to get your very first client? Worrying about getting more clients in your freelance career?
I got my very first client when I understood how to look at everything through his eyes! I became a marketer, not only a web designer, and I never had to worry about not having enough work!
Using a super-simple 5-Step System, I am about to show you exactly how to become an expert freelancer and land well paying freelance gigs anytime you want!Read More
Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the third part of this series on WordPress Plugin development for designers.
In the first part we identified the importance of WordPress plugins for you as designers and the basic structure of a plugin. Then we followed it up with the necessary coding required for developing plugins in the second part, by creating a jQuery slider for WordPress.
I am happy to announce that SlidesJS has won the voting contest and I’ll be using it through the rest of this tutorial series.Read More
Let’s face it folks, everyone in the web design world is chirping away about responsive websites these days. People definitely carry strong views about it and whether you like it or not, you cannot deny the fact that responsive web design has gone mainstream and will continue to progress and expand in the future.
Every client on the web these days are looking for a website that will function just as good on mobile devices as it does on desktop browsers. And come to think of it, the need of today’s modern technological era is to have one working design that is compatible across multiple platforms and devices that includes Netbooks, Blackberry’s, iPhones, iPads, Kindle readers and other smartphones and tablets. It’s inevitable that over the next few years, new gadgets and devices will be unleashed in the market, all having their own respective screen sizes and resolutions.Read More
A few weeks ago, we released two different introductory articles about HTML5 and CSS3, and I promised you we’d do some cool stuff together in the upcoming months. Well, I have been working hard on this video tutorial and I really hope you enjoy it.
In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a responsive website using HTML5/CSS3 from scratch. So rather than talking about, let’s get straight to it. I hope you will leave me feedback in as I would like to read some of your opinions very, very much!Read More