18 Mar 2013


Web Developers: Simple Ways to Streamline Your Business, Improve Productivity and Increase Cash Flow

If you are reading this article, you are probably overwhelmed not only with work for your paying clients, but the minutiae of running your business.  What you don’t want is to spend more money to make it easier on yourself.

The bad news is that isn’t always possible.  The good news is there are many free or almost free things you can do before you spend any money.

18 Feb 2010


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Portfolios


An impressive portfolio is something that every designer aims for, and for good reason – the quality of a designer’s portfolio is often the determining factor in the success or failure of their career.

In this special 3-in-1 post, we’re going to sift through it all, look at the very best resources, and give you a definitive collection of everything you will ever need to know about portfolios.

15 Feb 2010


5 Steps to an Effective Freelancing Schedule


Did you know that our success as freelancers depends on our ability to effectively create an efficient schedule and workflow? A well thought out schedule can be your doorway to success, allowing you work more professionally and accomplish more than you could have otherwise.

That’s why it’s important to really examine your schedule and make sure it’s optimized for accomplishing your goals. Let’s look at how you can do that and make sure your schedule is right for you.

28 Oct 2009


Building Instant Rapport with Your Clients

Effective distance communication can be a difficult task.  Let’s take a look at how you can adapt traditional communication techniques for use on the web and begin establishing instant rapport with your clients.

Have you ever sat on one end of a phone or inbox and wondered what was going through your client’s head on the other end? Have you ever met someone and thought to yourself, “I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about this person that I really like?”

21 Oct 2009


The Freelancing Checklist: Before Going Full-Time


Many web professionals want to venture into freelancing for its number of obvious benefits. However, many are hesitant because of a few key factors: financial instability, more responsibility, and lack of experience.

This post is for those thinking about it — here’s a quick checklist that can make the transfer less painful.

14 Oct 2009


How Famous Web Designers Present their Portfolio

This is something that always instigates me, how web designers should present their portfolio on the website. Should they use the same principals and trends from the graphic design portfolio to present their web work?

I’ve selected some very well known web designers, to check closely how they present their work within their website and give you a good idea of how you could present yours.

30 Sep 2009


5 Finishing Options to Print a Business Card

Business card of today have proven that it can be another important piece to improve a portfolio, whether it’s created for your own or for a client. The idea of a rectangular business card with just typography with necessary information is completely gone and the business cards of today have a lot of design to offer.

23 Sep 2009


10 Things You Don’t Know About Scoring Web Design Clients

Clients are essential to a freelancing business, but many new designers don’t know how to get them. Here are ten things to know in order to gain a larger client base for you business.

One of the most scary areas of freelancing is not being able to find enough clients in order to make a living. Many just starting out have trouble knowing to to gain clients, and some unfortunately end up giving up freelancing altogether. However, finding and obtaining clients can be an easy task, when dealt with the correct way.

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