I have always found that I enjoy biographies, case studies and stories from people who have been there and done that. What can be more credible than content written from personal experience? In this article, I will look back at 2014 and analyze what happened and discover the biggest business lessons learned from running 1WD … Continue Reading
In his lifetime, Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Basically, Da Vinci was a one-man wrecking machine. A Jack of All Trades Four hundred ninety five years after he died, the world has changed so much. Yes, we still have painters, sculptors, architects, … Continue Reading
The holidays are just around the corner! We’re hoping you’re using the tips and tools we’ve been sharing with you here at 1WD to make the most out of this gift-giving season. That means having to buy gifts for your mom, dad, brother/sister or your boyfriend/girlfriend. Truly, we hope you’d be successful. What is this about?
Are you unhappy with the lack of clients you are getting as a freelance web designer? We know, we asked, and we understood the need for a great place that connects freelancers with clients but we couldn’t find a good solution to recommend. Existing job boards, crowd sourcing sites and freelance marketplaces all seem to … Continue Reading
Books can be boring. Reading a book can be even more boring to many people. To some, this is their personal qualm and sentiment, something that should be respected. After all, all people have their individual preferences. But have you heard how books and e-books have changed other people’s lives? How they become rich without … Continue Reading
English is a difficult language. So many rules. So many exceptions to the rules, but anyone can easily learn it. The problem is, English as a language should be learned through immersion. But, generally, it is often taught academically. It is really hard to communicate with freelance clients who speak English poorly. Issues also arise … Continue Reading
CLIENT: Can you make it less black, like half black? ME: Do you mean grey? CLIENT: No. Less black. ME: Well, there’s black or there’s no black. CLIENT: We want black, we just want the black to be less black. Like half. Does this “keeping your cool” dialogue sound familiar to you?
For web designers, ideas are very important. If web designers don’t have fresh, trendy and almost-original ideas, they might as well stop designing because it is the fuel that drives their job. Without any ideas, there would be no design and no design means no money. That said, how should you save your ideas? You … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading
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 … Continue Reading