Posts Tagged ‘Freelancing’

18 Feb 2010

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Portfolios

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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

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5 Steps to an Effective Freelancing Schedule

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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

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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?”

30 Sep 2009

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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.

27 Aug 2009

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Create a Portfolio Client Area Using PHP and MySQL: Part 5

This tutorial covers the noteboard: the page where the client and admin will be able to post messages back and forth, in an area that is organized for effective communication. Time to throw away those disorganized email messages!

26 Aug 2009

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5 Habits to Help You Complete Your Project in Record Time

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Everybody wants to be more productive. Productivity translates to success, whether you’re a freelancer or an employee. Here are five powerful ways to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time.

Even if increased productivity didn’t bring extra income, people would still want to be productive because there’s just a confidence-building, make-you-feel-great kind of charm about knowing you can work fast, be efficient and get the job done without rushing.

30 Jun 2009

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5 Simple Time Management Techniques for Freelance Designers

While there are, of course, probably thousands of time-management tips and techniques, starting with the basics has a greater chance of actually changing one’s habits. Follow these 5 to get started.