The Outsourcing Guide for Web Designers

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design3 weeks ago • Written by 2 Comments

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.

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The Freelancer’s Guide to Retirement Preparation

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Freelancing has become a new job market in today’s world. People know that relying on the traditional jobs to fulfill their needs is not enough in today’s world. Freelancing industry in past few years has seen a vast increase in home business owners and freelancers. The experts say that the number will continue to grow in the future.

Freelancers have the advantage of working from home. They decide the working time and choose their preferred jobs. Freelance designers feel more relax in working from home than at an office. But, the reality is that there are more challenges in working from home than there are in a firm.

One of the biggest issues that freelance designers can face is the retirement preparation. Yes, being a freelancer can be a very exciting experience for every web designer but, not every web designer thinks about the retirement. There can be many reasons for it such as:

  • Even with the growing number of freelancers, still, many people think freelancing is a part time job rather than proper business
  • Designers don’t plan retirement because they want to enjoy work and freedom for as long as they can
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How Well Do You Understand Wireframes and Prototypes?

Posted in Tips, Usability, Web Design4 weeks ago • Written by 2 Comments

Few people know about the actual difference between the two terms ‘Wireframe’ and ‘Prototype’ in creating web design projects. There can be confusion with regards to their similarities. However, it is very important to know the difference of these two. Also, what are the benefits that these two can have for your designing projects? It might be possible that sometimes you will only require wireframe in your project and sometimes you will need a prototype for it.

Both wireframe and prototypes are phases of web development that you present to your client.

The major phases of web development project are:

  1. Research. Initially you have to do some research with your client regarding the design of your website
  2. Conceptualize. This gives you the idea about which elements and features to include in your website.
  3. Layout. Make a sketch and decide on the layout of your website following with the basic design of the website.

To make it clearer, we are going to have a discussion about the difference between wireframes and prototypes in today’s article. Let’s start with their meanings.

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How to Travel the World as a Freelance Web Designer or Web Developer

Posted in Inspiration, Tips, Web Design4 weeks ago • Written by 1 Comment

You have probably heard about those people who travel the world for years on end.

You know who I’m talking about – they live in places like Thailand, work from the beach, and make everyone envious with their never ending stream of fascinating stories and amazing pictures.

Now, what if I told you that you, a freelance web designer or web developer, can live a life like that?

Well, guess what – you can.

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Effective Vanilla Methods for Full-Time Employment Transition

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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!

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6 Things You Need to Explain to Your Clients Before Signing a Contract

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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.

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Four Effective Marketing Secrets That New Web Designers Should Use

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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!

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Essential UX Tips for Your Website

Posted in Tips, Usability, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 4 Comments

Maybe you all know what UX is and what it really means. UX or user experience is an important aspect of website development that gauges of the reactions of visitors to the design. UX focuses on how design elements help the visitors get what they want, or know what they have to know. If you want to read more about UX, we have a separate article for that.

For this article, let’s try to transform that understanding into tangible and perceivable changes in your websites. We amassed a few essential UX tips for your website!

We all know that there are a lot of factors to put in mind when designing websites. As a designer, you have to understand that everything you do can affect conversions.This directly affects how the goals of the website is achieved.

UX embraces a lot of design principles from colors, lines to element placing. Let us look into these considerations:

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Do Regular Users Really Care if Your Website Is Flat?

Posted in Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 6 Comments

Flat design has started a revolution that affected a big chunk of web design as we perceive it. It has changed most of websites’ colors schemes, iconography, layout and more. It has made leaps in starting a total revamp where the third dimension in designing has been eliminated and much simpler designs are in style.

Indeed, flat design is now the trend and I see why web designers suddenly went gaga over this new design trend. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Flat design websites are easy to read
  • They are trendy
  • They are clean-looking
  • They are bright
  • They are lively
  • They focus on great typography
  • They are are simple to use
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15 Easy to Follow Daily Productivity Tips Just for You

Posted in Freelance, Tips2 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

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:

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