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

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design1 month ago • Written by 2 Comments

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 Design1 month 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 Design1 month 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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100 Inspirational Quotes to Start Your Day Right

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Humans face difficulties and hard times in their life. These difficulties break your spirit and bring you down from your path. But the ones who tackle those difficult situations with a positive mind and approach bring a huge change in their lives and even to the lives of others around them.

Many people, including myself, find inspirational quotes to eliminate the negative self-talk that is running around in our heads.

Every day is a fresh start, so reading brilliant motivational quotes before starting the day can bring a huge difference in our life.

When your designs go wrong, your ideas don’t get noticed, the people you trusted let you down, products go flop. In these tough times, there is nothing you can do except keep your faith alive and move forward. Keeping your mind on the positive track is the solution to succeed in today’s world. Insightful quotes have the ability to keep you focused every day and help you remain positive during tough times.

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How Important Connections Are and Why You Should Start Networking

Posted in Freelance, Tips, Web Design2 months ago • Written by 2 Comments

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.

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What You Should Know When Choosing the Best Web Host

Posted in HowTos, Quick Tips, Tips, Tools, Usability2 months ago • Written by 1 Comment

Every designer or  developer who has worked with websites knows the importance of hosting. Web hosting is among the top important things that you have to consider before starting the website creation. Selecting a really good web hosting company can do your half of the work.

Many people talk about how a website should be designed or how to hire the best designer but, the importance of having the best web host is often not considered an important topic to discuss.

So, why do designers and developers need a web host?

  • Assurance. In order to make your website go live on the Internet, web hosting is required. If you think that registering for a domain name is enough than you are mistaken.
  • Accessibility. Having a website hosting company will make it sure that your website is accessible by everyone around the world. You can surely design a website but if you don’t have a web host, no one can access your website.
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