One thing I often hear from people is: “If I am only more persistent I could do this or that.”
Persistence is a trait we all want to have more of. Yet, somehow, and for many things we want to accomplish, persistence simply isn’t there. I don’t want to admit it myself, but I’ve given up on many projects that, if I’ve stuck with for long enough, would probably bring me more money and happiness in the long run.
I’ve had enough!
I couldn’t stand watching myself giving up on so many goals I wanted to accomplish so I looked for some external help. Books.Read More
As a beginner who wants to become a better graphic designer or web designer we all start learning on our own by reading tutorials around the web. We search things that we like to learn, such as a button effect tutorial, typography, web layouts, illustration, and a lot more. Along the way we end up hopeless, thinking that we can’t be as good as already established designers and then just stop there. Have you been there? I’ve been at that point. And I’m telling you, don’t look down on your skills because every person who strives hard will eventually reach success.
Striving for success without hard work is like looking for fruit in places that you didn’t plant seeds! Useless!
As a freelance web designer or web developer you have probably already realized these two things:
- You have to take care of your own financial future, because as a freelancer, you don’t have any guarantees.
- Annoying things always happen when you least expect them: cars break, clients disappear, you get sick, etc.
This means that you have to put in extra effort to make yourself as financially secure as possible. However, you can only take a certain number of clients at any given time, assuming you don’t want to lose your sanity. What else can you do to make your life easier?Read More
There are literally hundreds of reasons why you should become a freelance web designer, and three of the best reasons are financial freedom, creative freedom, and you can work just about anywhere you want to.
But let me tell you why it’s a bad idea.
You probably have hundreds of reasons to hate your current job.
Maybe you call in sick occasionally because you just need that extra day off more than you need the money they pay you.
Or perhaps you’ve been delaying that request from a friend from two weeks ago?
Simple reasons, big consequences.Read More
Let me guess.
You cannot stop thinking.
Cannot stop thinking of how amazing it would be to live a highly successful freelancer’s lifestyle.
Well, as you may have guessed, you are alone no more!
Today I am here for you! I want to give you only one piece of advice. Yes, only one, yet a highly valuable piece of advice.
Today I am not here to teach you anything from a book, nor am I interested in giving you a speech about life.
Today I want YOU to take action. I want to see you get real results.
And because of that reason I am ready to start whenever you are.Read More
Have you decided to learn web design?
Congratulations! Web design can be one of the most useful skills to acquire in your professional career. Your first 30 days of learning are crucial because many people simply give up after a week or two. In this article, we’ll go through some useful tips and tricks to help you get started with web design and stay on track.Read More
The Business of WordPress Design using WordPress – Video Three
Hi Gang! In this video we’re going to put together the five essential tools you need to succeed using WordPress.
Fortunately, they are all free or of little cost, so you don’t have to have much money to get started.
The important thing to remember when assembling your own toolkit is the fact that there are no “proper” tools. Rather, much like craftsmen of old, you may have a unique preference for certain tools than other designers or freelancers. That’s OK!Read More
Work environment for web designers? Yes, I know, I know it all sounds totally boring. But come on guys, we all have been there before.
We have all felt exhausted. We have all felt irritated. We have all felt that we just ran out of inspiration. And after all, we ended up leaving the project halfway done.
It all happens even if you have the maddest web design skills. Even if you have decades of experience. Even if you have great amount of knowledge and even if you have the most unique talent.
All of that means nothing, absolutely nothing at all.
If there is something that could kill it all at once.
And today I will talk exactly about that.Read More
Are you a Web Designer or a person who wants to learn Web Design?
I would like to know why you want to learn Web Design!
Some people like to create great designs and become popular while others will choose it as their career and method of income.
What is yours?Read More
Take a few minutes with this video so that we can get to know each other. :-)
It is my goal in 2013 to teach you the Business of Freelance Design. That is to say, how you can make your passion into your livelihood.
Specifically, I’m going to share with you my six years of online experience, helping thousands of customers to monetize their talents and turn their dreams into reality. Freelancers such as yourself are incredibly gifted in design and are very creative, but notoriously weak at maximizing the return on their time invested. We will change that together.Read More