Freelancing has its perks, especially when we talk of freedom and flexibility. With all the liberty you have, you can do more projects and allot more rests. You also have the prerogative to work anywhere you want. Freelancing is a great career to step into but it has its drawbacks.
- You work alone most of the time.
- You deal directly with clients.
- You need to have a rich artistic bank.
- You are more prone to procrastination.
- Your budget is should always be planned.
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Of all these drawbacks, it’s the last one that hurts freelancers the most. There are lots of articles on money saving tips. But which focuses entirely for web designers and developers?
When you freelance, you take matters into your own hands: getting clients, working on deals, doing the project, and everything you could ever think of.Read More
Two heads sure are better than one, but harmony will always be second to none.
Collaboration is a great way for freelance web designers to accomplish great things with less effort and time wasted. It has opened avenues for sharing ideas, mixing and matching creative juices and most of all, increasing earnings.
With collaboration, one web designer can work freelance without the burden of being alone. Work can be improved, new methods can be learned and more energy and money is saved.
All of these perks truly make collaboration an interesting plot to plow. More and more designers are shifting from working by their lonesome selves to pairing or grouping with other great minds.
Truly, two (or more) heads are better than one.
But is it really? What happens when collaboration gone wrong? What are the ways of preventing conflicts?
Is there such an idea called BRAIN DRAIN?
“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life
Generally, Investopedia defines it as “a slang term for a significant emigration of educated or talented individuals”.
But what is its literal meaning? The exhaustion of the brain because of too much thinking, how people get it and how to defend yourself from having it.
Too much thinking about something is the least feeling you can have when you create, develop or write something.
I can compare this with a glass of water spilling, having no space anymore to occupy. The glass is the brain and the water is the information injected into the brain.Read More
Many freelancers have met success. Living with great freedom and flexibility in work schedules, workplaces and client management, freelancers have truly enjoyed the fruits of their success.
Yes, this may sound tempting but they haven’t gone where they sit (or stand) right now out of sheer luck. No. It wasn’t because of charm, either.
Then, what is the secret formula in becoming a successful freelancer? Or should how does one spell freelance success?
The secret formula in being a successful freelancer is nothing.Read More
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