Do you want to have a little fun and learn what mistakes some bad designers are making that you shouldn’t? This post is not for the faint of heart!
Web design has become a popular topic, there are a lot of guys changing careers or just starting out to as a web designer, and many of them are bad.
It sounds wonderful, why not? You would ask.
After all – more to choose from.
On the other hand, there is more competition.
Just like with every industry, web design industry does not develop as smoothly as we would like it to. It has its ups and downs, bumps and holes.
And one of them drives many people crazy, including me.Read More
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
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
How nice would it be to see your web design client return to you.
How nice would it be to hear your web design client say wonderful things about you.
It would be very nice, I can only agree with you…but I am sure you’re not doing your best to make it happen.
What do I suggest?
I suggest you to do more than what you would normally do.
What is it?
Well, as the title of this article says – Marry Your Client.
What happens then? Keep on reading!
You already know that as a web designer or a web developer you need passive income. However, making money online might seem like some unrealistic fantasy: sure, maybe those “4-hour work week” folks can chill in Thailand while the money is rolling in, but what about everybody else?
This is why I decided to show you what web designers CAN and DO to make passive income online.Read More
At some point in every freelancer’s career there comes a time when you’re going to write a freelance pitch for a client’s project. If the thought of being a salesman isn’t intimidating enough,this at least doubles after realizing how many other freelancers pitching and hoping for the project. All those different screaming freelancers saying, “Pick me!” makes it almost impossible to feel like your voice is getting through. Let’s get you that voice!Read More
Being picky most of the times is considered not something to be proud of.
Well, not in this story.
The story I am about to tell you is completely different.
This is the story how by staying picky one lucky guy ended up having this story with happy ending.
So if you believe you deserve more than the average.
Which I am sure you do.
Keep on reading to unveil the rest of the story.Read More
I still cannot believe how many freelance web designers take so much for granted.
Even something as important as first impression.
No, I’m not referring to looking good and impressing people when you go out.
First impression is when you interact with a potential client for the first time.
So many of you do not stress enough about it.
But you should.
You really should even wet your pants if that is what it takes.
Today I will give you another easily actionable step to get your gold client.Read More
“Experiencing failure is to be living, and steering away from failure is simply to be alive. “
The quote above perfectly sums up the experience of a freelancer, and what makes many back away in terror. Face it people, we live in a world where only the successful ends of journeys are celebrated. In an industry where we are bombarded with success story after success story, it makes you wonder if those people were simply born winners? To answer this, THEY WEREN’T!
In this article three freelancers share their “failure to success” stories:
- Spencer Forman of LabSecrets and LabZip relates how Ning unplugged him and his partner and how he started all over.
- Dainis Graveris, founder of 1WD, tells us how 2.5 million monthly unique visitors dropped to 1.8 million, and a change of focus for our readers.
- My story of how the dawn of Facebook affected my early freelancing career and how it changed me for the better.
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“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ” George Bernard Shaw