If you are to review your life for the past years and ask yourself what relationships have you forged, what could your answer be? How do you make non-professional relationships last?
Probably, your list would include clients, prospective clients, co-collaborators, web design colleagues and basically, professional relationships.
But are these the relationships you want to spend your life with?Read More
Every time I wake up in the morning, dragging myself out of bed, I always ask myself this queer question: Am I happy? Am I motivated? It tortures my braincells slowly each time it happens because I consider happiness and motivation as having an affair.
It’s like one of Newton’s Laws of Motion (sounds overused…) that says to every action (force applied) there is an equal and opposite reaction (equal force applied in the opposite direction).
Get the picture?
Motivation is the power that comes from within that pushes you to take action towards to achieving your goal. Simultaneously powered by desire and ambition, and therefore, if these are absent, motivation has no effect.
But, then again, motivation is basically divided into two parts, which might lead to ask how internal vs. external motivation differs?Read More
One of the very sensitive questions a designer asks at least once in his life is: “Should I begin freelancing now?”
Unlike other fields of employment, web design is a common goldmine when we are talking about freelancers. Many designers want to branch out of their daily cubicle jobs and start freelancing because they realized the many benefits that hide behind it.
Some of them are the following:
- Flexibility in schedule
- Open opportunities to learn more
There are times in the life of a freelance web designer when design projects come like rain falling from the sky. Those times are great and abundant to a point that the said freelancer’s bucket is too full that he can’t carry it.
Of course, he has options- either he carries the whole bucket and take on all projects or he asks someone to carry the bucket for him.
And that is where this outsourcing guide comes in.
Outsourcing is the act of reaching to a third-party entity to do a contract or business deal. It often involves transferring employees and assets to another.
In simple terms, outsourcing, in freelance web design, is the act of hiring another freelance web designer to do your projects. It is often done by experienced freelancers who have too many projects under their names.Read More
The economic recession has brought so many changes, especially in the job market structure. It is becoming harder each day to find jobs and the pressure of meeting their needs is getting difficult for many people.
It is no secret that many freelancers are now making an employment transition to a full-time employment just to meet their basic needs. However, it can be a difficult step for many freelancers to make the change and work as a full-time employee.
In today’s article, we are going to discuss about making a transition from your freelancing career to a full-time employment. What can you expect from it? What challenges will you be facing and how can you overcome it? Also, I would be sharing some tips that will surely help you in getting hired. So let’s start!Read More
Contracts are binding and legal leverages that protect the interests and rights of both the designer and the client. These tie both parties to attune to the provisions of the contract and makes sure no one cheats over the other.
Also, these benefit designers greatly because:
- The designer will have some security that the client will pay
- The designer can withdraw the deal once he feels violated
- The designer will have an idea on how to react with clients who do not pay
What should be considered before signing contracts is no joke. This is to be taken seriously.
Once you sign, you need to finish the project and work well with the client as the client does with you. This is to preserve your reputation and of course, to follow the law.Read More
Freelance web designers are one-man wrecking machines. Most of the times, they act as accountant, designer, art director, copywriter and marketing strategist all at the same time.
However, you are, despite the other roles you perform, a web designer. It would be pretty understandable if you lack skills in other roles, say, marketing.
That is why, we will shed light on you regarding this matter. Continue reading and you will know few of the many marketing secrets web designers use.
These are practices that have been proven effective by a lot of web designers. Who knows, it might work better for you!Read More
We all want to be productive, at least everyone who wants to become successful. For freelancers, productivity means money. The more efficient you do things, the richer you become.
For those who are employed with a company or institution, productivity means a lot too. If one gets too lazy at work, chances are, he might pack it the next day. What are some daily productivity tips you can perform to become more successful?
Let me give you some little tips:Read More
No doubt your talent and skills are great features for getting you a good job but knowing the right people is as important. It can only happen when you go out in the market and start networking. Networking can be the most powerful tool for anyone who wants to achieve something in personal or professional life.
Networking and you:
- It can be the door between you and your dream job, or your promotion, or getting in line with your industry leaders
- It can be the support in the hour of need
- It can make your job hunt or client hunt much easier
Therefore, whenever you are in need of a new client or maybe a job, all you have to do is call upon your network to help you. Networking nowadays has become more important than you think. With an established connection, you can make yourself stand out from the competition.Read More